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Grade 4 Geomorphology
The process of materials being moved from one place and deposited in another location is called              deposition             .
Grade 4 Geomorphology
The two types of weathering are
  1. physical and robotic
  2. wind and mechanical
  3. chemical and physical
Grade 4 Geomorphology
When wind or water breaks a rock into smaller pieces, the process is called
  1. weathering
  2. hardness
  3. igneous
  4. erosion
Grade 4 Geomorphology
The Colorado River eroded the land around it in Arizona, forming the                Grand Canyon               .
Grade 4 Geomorphology
           Plateaus           have fairly level surfaces, but these surfaces stand high above sea level and are often found near mountain ranges.
Grade 4 Geomorphology
All of the following are examples of landforms except                .
  1. mountains
  2. hills
  3. valley
  4. glacier
Grade 4 Geomorphology
Which is not an agent of weathering?
  1. ice
  2. soil
  3. wind
  4. precipitation
Grade 4 Geomorphology
Many things can break rocks into smaller particles and move them around. What changes rocks into large, U-shaped valleys?
  1. glaciers
  2. heavy rain
  3. strong winds
  4. winding rivers
Grade 4 Geomorphology
A thunderstorm brought a downpour of rain. The next day there was a new ditch on the playground. What is the most reasonable conclusion?
  1. Water runoff from the storm eroded the soil.
  2. Lightning in the storm broke open the earth.
  3. Wind from the storm removed a layer of top soil.
  4. An earthquake took place around the same time as the storm.
Grade 4 Geomorphology
What is the largest mountain range located in the western part of North America in the United States and stretches to Canada?
  1. Cedar Fall Mountains
  2. Grand Canyon Mountains
  3. Mt. Everest
  4. The Rocky Mountains
Grade 4 Geomorphology
A                 is a flat piece of land above sea level.
  1. mountain
  2. hill
  3. volcano
  4. plateau
Grade 4 Geomorphology
The movement of weathered rocks away from a place is called                .
  1. tides
  2. erosion
  3. flooding
  4. deposition
Grade 4 Geomorphology
This landform is almost always formed by a river cutting through rock.
  1. canyon
  2. hill
  3. island
  4. valley
Grade 4 Geomorphology
Topographic maps show land elevation and slope. The lines on a topographic map are called contour lines. Every point along a contour line has the same elevation. Contour lines that loop together show hills or mountains. Which of the following letters on the map is most likely the top of a hill?
Topographic Map
  1. F
  2. G
  3. J
  4. L
Grade 4 Geomorphology
What are avalanches?
  1. sudden natural events where large amounts of snow and ice slide down a mountain
  2. warnings that tell people when it is dangerous to be on a mountain
  3. big storms that drop new snow on mountains where there is snow already
Grade 4 Geomorphology
What type of erosion would occur in the Sahara Desert?
  1. Glacial Erosion
  2. Water Erosion
  3. Wind Erosion
  4. None of the above
Grade 4 Geomorphology
A natural event is something that happens in nature that has large-scale effects on the environment and people, such as a volcanic eruption, earthquake, or hurricane.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Geomorphology
Which statement best describes what the map shows?
Topographic Map
  1. land elevation and slope
  2. governmental boundaries
  3. locations of natural resources
  4. atmospheric weather conditions
Grade 4 Geomorphology
What must occur before erosion can happen?
  1. Deposition
  2. Weathering
  3. Rainfall
  4. Glaciers
Grade 4 Geomorphology
What is weathering?
  1. Rocks breaking down into sand and silt over time.
  2. Depositing sediment that has been moved.
  3. Wind, water, and ice carrying away sediment.
  4. Glaciers
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