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5 Matching questions

  1. weathering
  2. floodpain
  3. permeable
  4. plucking
  5. deposition
  1. a wide valley through which a river flows
  2. b the process by which a glacier picks up rocks as it flows over the land
  3. c the chemical and physical process that break down at the Earth's surface
  4. d process in which sediment is laid down in new locations
  5. e characteristic of a material that is full of tiny, connected air spaces that water can seep through

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. any one of several processes by which gravity moves sediment downhill
  2. wind erosion that removes surface materials
  3. a meander cut off from a river
  4. a loop like bend in the course of a river
  5. the movement of water and sediment down a beach caused by waves coming in to a shore at an angle

5 True/False questions

  1. mechanical weatheringthe type of weathering in which rock is physically broken into smaller pieces.


  2. loadthe amount of sediment that a river or stream carries


  3. alluvial fanwide valley through which a river flows


  4. kettlea small depression that forms when a chink of ice is left in a glacial hill


  5. tillthe sediment deposited directly by a glacier