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Weathering and Erosion (Grade 10)

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Weathering and Erosion

When a river enters a large body of water, the water generally                      and                      large amounts of sediments.
  1. slows down; deposits
  2. slows down; carries
  3. speeds up; deposits
  4. speeds up; carries
A major erosional agent in many areas with limited precipitation and high temperatures is                .
  1. wind
  2. rivers
  3. humans
  4. glaciers
The force that tends to pull all materials downhill is                .
  1. slope
  2. wind
  3. gravity
  4. friction
The movement of weathered materials from one location to another is called                    .
  1. chemical weathering
  2. erosion
  3. exfoliation
  4. physical weathering
Weathering must take place                 erosion.
  1. before
  2. after
When a rock is buried deep inside the earth, it is changed by weathering.
  1. True
  2. False
Water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and acids are significant agents of                      .
  1. chemical weathering
  2. abrasion
  3. mechanical weathering
  4. erosion
Abrasion by wind and running water are examples of                      .
  1. ice wedging
  2. exfoliation
  3. mechanical weathering
  4. chemical weathering
Which of the following things cannot cause mechanical weathering?
  1. water
  2. acid
  3. wind
  4. animals
Chemical weathering happens in nature by acid rain.
  1. True
  2. False
Weathering can lead to the formation of sedimentary rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the difference between weathering and erosion?

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