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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 29

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Question 1:


a) talus cone
b) rock sea
c) scree slope
d) salt wedge
e) mineral slope

Question 2:


a) hydrolysis
b) oxidation
c) carbonation
d) biological weathering
e) mechanical weathering

Question 3:


a) base
b) acid
c) solid
d) salt
e) volatile gas

Question 4:


a) soil
b) dust particles
c) mud
d) ice crystals
e) rock fragments

Question 5:


a) biopredation
b) mechanical weathering
c) biologic turnover
d) bioturbation
e) chemical weathering

Question 6:


a) Mechanical weathering
b) Chemical weathering
c) Biological weathering
d) Hydrologic weathering
e) All are types of weathering processes.

Question 7:


a) Expansion
b) Differential expansion
c) Decay
d) Surface tension
e) Cooling

Question 8:


a) through decomposition
b) with chemical change
c) through expansion
d) without chemical change
e) through contraction

Question 9:


a) 75 per cent
b) 25 per cent
c) 10 per cent
d) 0 per cent
e) 52 per cent

Question 10:


a) 50
b) 1
c) 10
d) 20
e) 5

Question 11:


a) 50
b) 1
c) 10
d) 20
e) 5

Question 12:


a) Spalling
b) Defoliation
c) Sheeting
d) Unloading
e) Exfoliation

Question 13:


a) 10
b) 9
c) 5
d) 2
e) 33

Question 14:


a) the weathered material lying above unweathered, fresh rock
b) the unweathered material lying below weathered rock
c) any unweathered rock
d) any fossilized rock
e) amber produced from tree sap

Question 15:


a) Heat
b) Rainfall
c) Humidity
d) Frost
e) Altitude

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False

Question 21:


a) True
b) False