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Deposition!

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Which of these processes is the dropping of sediment by wind, water, or ice?
a.
weathering
c.
deposition
b.
erosion
d.
abrasion
 

 2. 

What is the major cause of weathering, erosion, and deposition?
a.
wind
c.
ice
b.
gravity
d.
water
 

 3. 

What is a delta?
a.
an area formed by sediment deposited by a river
c.
huge piles of sand at the edge of a desert
b.
sediment that has been left behind by a glacier
d.
huge piles of rock at the bottom of a mountain
 

 4. 

Sand dunes are formed by
a.
water
c.
glaciers
b.
gravity
d.
wind
 

 5. 

Beach sand is moved up and down the beach by what force?
a.
wind
c.
the Gulf Stream
b.
longshore currents
d.
hurricanes
 

 6. 

What were the Great Lakes formed by?
a.
the wind
c.
glaciers
b.
the Mississippi River
d.
ocean waves
 

 7. 

Sediment is formed by which process?
a.
weathering
c.
deposition
b.
erosion
d.
gravity
 

 8. 

Ice wedging is part of what process?
a.
weathering
c.
deposition
b.
erosion
 

 9. 

Glaciers are part of which process?
a.
weathering
c.
deposition
b.
erosion
d.
all three processes
 

 10. 

How are mechanical weathering and chemical weathering different?
a.
mechanical changes the composition of rocks
c.
oxidation is a form of mechanical weathering
b.
chemical just makes rocks smaller
d.
chemical weathering can dissolve and completely change the composition of a rock.
 



 
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