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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Geomorphology Questions

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Grade 6 Geomorphology
When a volcano has not erupted for a long time and is quiet, why is it that people would want to live near it?
  1. A volcano removes trees.
  2. Soil made from weathered volcanic rock is very fertile and rich for farming.
  3. Volcanoes release various gases.
  4. Volcanoes are spectacular to watch.
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Which of these is an example of weathering?
  1. Mountains are built
  2. Water freezes
  3. Plant roots widen a crack in a rock
  4. A volcano erupts
Grade 6 Geomorphology
A topographic map contains                 .
  1. roads
  2. buildings
  3. rivers
  4. all of the above
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Plant roots can contribute to
  1. chemical weathering only
  2. neither chemical nor mechanical weathering
  3. chemical and mechanical weathering
  4. mechanical weathering only
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Which of the following is NOT an agent of erosion?
  1. gravity
  2. water dissolving
  3. wind
  4. glacier
Grade 6 Geomorphology
The most important factors in determining the rate of weathering are
  1. abrasion and acids from plants roots
  2. rock type and climate
  3. animal actions and oxygen
  4. carbon dioxide and acid rain
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Forces that shape Earth's surface by building up mountains and landmasses are called
  1. constructive forces
  2. destructive forces
  3. seismic waves
  4. temperature and pressure
Grade 6 Geomorphology
The process by which rocks break down as a result of chemical reactions
  1. mechanical weathering
  2. soil conservation
  3. parent rock
  4. chemical weathering
Grade 6 Geomorphology
It is probably the most violent eruption. It produces an avalanche of red-hot dust and gases. What is it called?
  1. Hawaiian eruption
  2. Strombolian eruption
  3. Vulcanian eruption
  4. Pelean eruption
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Grade 6 Geomorphology
What are three types of volcanoes?
  1. composite
  2. shield
  3. volcanic
  4. cinder cone
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