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Grade 9 Geomorphology

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Glaciers, weather, and water shape earth by
  1. tectonics.
  2. erosion.
  3. El Nino.
  4. hibernation.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
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.
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Abrasion by wind and running water are examples of                      .
  1. ice wedging
  2. exfoliation
  3. mechanical weathering
  4. chemical weathering
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.
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The formation of the Grand Canyon in Colorado is an example of
  1. glacial erosion.
  2. wind erosion.
  3. water erosion.
  4. chemical erosion.
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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.
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What leads to erosion?
  1. Deforestation
  2. Overgrazing
  3. Clear Cutting
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Geomorphology
The movement of weathered material is called
  1. compaction.
  2. traveling.
  3. erosion.
  4. cementation.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Soil creep on a slope can be caused by                     .
  1. freezing and thawing
  2. rock talus
  3. limestone bedrock
  4. dry weather
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Plains, mountains, hills, and plateaus are the major types of
  1. volcanoes.
  2. lithospheres.
  3. landforms.
  4. bodies of water.
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
Earth's most visible landforms as seen from space are
  1. climates.
  2. continents.
  3. highways.
  4. hills.
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