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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Geomorphology Questions

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Grade 8 Geomorphology
Grade 8 Geomorphology
Grade 8 Geomorphology
Which of the following best defines deposition?
  1. Sediment is dropped by the agents of erosion
  2. Dry sediment mixes with heavy rains
  3. Mass movement wherein rock and soil moves down along the slope
  4. Weak layers of rock slide down a slope as a single unit
Grade 8 Geomorphology
Volcanism, tectonics, and erosion are all                       .
  1. astronomical events
  2. geological processes
  3. biological adaptations
  4. atmospheric conditions
Grade 8 Geomorphology
As you read a topographic map, you must keep in mind that contour lines
  1. never cross.
  2. get closer as the land becomes steeper.
  3. get further apart as the land becomes flattened.
  4. all the above.
Grade 8 Geomorphology
In what situation are the contour lines on a topographic map close together?
  1. where the slope is steep
  2. where the slope is gradual
  3. where the elevation is high
  4. where the relief is minimal
Grade 8 Geomorphology
Which of these is an example of mechanical weathering?
  1. Abrasion
  2. Carbonation
  3. Oxidation
  4. Plant and fungal acids
Grade 8 Geomorphology
Which featured is formed on dry land?
  1. delta
  2. guyot
  3. seamount
  4. alluvial fan
Grade 8 Geomorphology
The breaking down and changing of rocks at or near Earth's surface is called
  1. mass movement.
  2. sheet erosion.
  3. weathering.
  4. uplift.
Grade 8 Geomorphology
Which of these is an example of chemical weathering?
  1. Animal action
  2. Oxidation
  3. Root pry
  4. Heating and cooling
Grade 8 Geomorphology
Topographical maps illustrate which of these?
  1. the average temperature of an area
  2. the location of weathering events
  3. the elevation of landscape
  4. the quantity of human populations
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