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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Geomorphology Questions

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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
What leads to erosion?
  1. Deforestation
  2. Overgrazing
  3. Clear Cutting
  4. All of the above
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
How can water be an agent for physical weathering?
  1. by absorbing gases from the atmosphere and ground to chemically react with minerals
  2. by seeping into the soil and dissolving the minerals in rock
  3. by absorbing sulfur oxides and creating acid precipitation
  4. by seeping into the cracks of rocks and freezing
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
The difference in elevation between contour lines is called
  1. gradient
  2. profile
  3. contour interval
  4. field
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Which is created through the process of erosion?
  1. baymouth bar
  2. sea arch
  3. spit
  4. tombolo
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Geomorphology
A glacier will retreat if
  1. more ice accumulates than melts.
  2. it gains ice at the same rate that ice melts.
  3. more ice melts than accumulates.
  4. the ice melts slower than it accumulates.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Geomorphology
A cirque is
  1. a semicircular basin
  2. an oval basin
  3. a peak left after glaciers erode mountains
  4. only present in valley glaciers
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Plains, mountains, hills, and plateaus are the major types of
  1. volcanoes.
  2. lithospheres.
  3. landforms.
  4. bodies of water.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Earth's most visible landforms as seen from space are
  1. climates.
  2. continents.
  3. highways.
  4. hills.
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