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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Geomorphology Questions

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Grade 9 Geomorphology
The Ring of Fire refers to
  1. an active erupting volcano.
  2. the volcanoes surrounding the Pacific Ocean.
  3. the spreading that takes place on the ocean floor.
  4. the land once known as Pangaea.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Landslides are
  1. slow, flowing movements of soil.
  2. only caused by heavy rains.
  3. the rapid downhill movement of soil and rock.
  4. caused by the collapse of limestone bedrock.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
The formation of the Grand Canyon in Colorado is an example of
  1. glacial erosion.
  2. wind erosion.
  3. water erosion.
  4. chemical erosion.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Geomorphology
What leads to erosion?
  1. Deforestation
  2. Overgrazing
  3. Clear Cutting
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Geomorphology
The difference in elevation between contour lines is called
  1. gradient
  2. profile
  3. contour interval
  4. field
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Of the following, where would the volcano shown be most likely to develop?
Volcano - Fissure Vent - Small
  1. transform fault
  2. subduction zone
  3. mantle hot spot
  4. mid-ocean ridge
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Where would the type of volcano shown be most likely to form?
Volcano - Stratovolcano - Small
  1. mantle hot spot
  2. subduction zone
  3. divergent boundary
  4. transform boundary
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Geomorphology
An ice cap is
  1. a glacier that is less than 50,000 square kilometers in area
  2. the snow that covers a mountain in winter
  3. the snow on top of mountains on Denali park
  4. a glacier that is less than one billion square kilometers in area
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Erosion is the wearing away of Earth's
  1. inner core by tectonic activity.
  2. surface by wind, glaciers, and moving water.
  3. mantle by forces of magma and gravity.
  4. crust by the pull of the sun and the moon.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Which is created through the process of erosion?
  1. baymouth bar
  2. sea arch
  3. spit
  4. tombolo
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Which is the largest type of volcano?
  1. shield
  2. composite
  3. cinder cone
  4. fissure
Grade 9 Geomorphology
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