Landforms and Natural Processes
Earth's Systems
Erosion, Weathering, and Deposition
Application Questions
Random

100

The shape of landforms is mostly due to the effects of___________________.

A. Plants and animals.

B. Earth’s magnetic field.

C. The pull of the Moon’s gravity.

D. Oceans and the atmosphere.

Oceans and the atmosphere

100

What are the names of Earth's four systems?

Geosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, and Atmosphere

100

Weathering is caused by _____________________.

A. Wind and rain

B. A flood

C. An earthquake

D. Snow and rain

Wind and rain

100

People who live where there are lots of hurricanes build tall walls near the ocean. What do these walls help protect them from during a hurricane?

A. Strong winds

B. Lots of rain

C. Tall waves

D. Dark sky

Tall waves

100

What is a sudden release of energy that makes the ground shake and causes cracks in Earth’s surface?

A. Hurricane

B. Earthquake

C. Tsunami 

D. Tornado

Earthquake

200

Which is a landform that is NOT found in Mississippi?

A. Delta

B. Mountain

C. Wetlands

D. Canyon

Canyon

200

Humans swim in, play in, and get food. This is an example of which of Earth's systems?

A. Geosphere

B. Hydrosphere

C. Biosphere

D. Atmosphere

Hydrosphere

200

True or False? Weathering, erosion, and deposition are fast changes.

False

200

Weathering by rain and wind can change the shape of a mountain. People cannot see this change take place. Why not?

A. Mountains are very tall.

B. People live far away.

C. The change is very slow.

D. It makes too much noise.

The change is very slow

200

True or False? A natural process is a series or group of events that occur naturally.

True

300

Which of the following is NOT an occurrence that aids in the process of erosion?

A. Burrowing Animals

B. Earthquake

C. Flowing River

D. Glacier

Earthquake

300

Humans cut down forests.  This is an example of which of Earth's systems?

A. Geosphere

B. Hydrosphere

C. Atmosphere

D. Biosphere

Biosphere

300

Water, sand, ocean waves, plants, and tree roots are a few things that assist with the breaking down of rock at or near the surface of the Earth. What is the name given to this process of breaking down?

A. Burrowing

B. Erosion

C. Eruption

D. Weathering

Weathering

300

Originally, Ship Island off the coast of Mississippi was one island. It is now two islands. What might account for this event? 

A. Burrowing animals

B. Erosion

C. Glaciers

D. Flowing river

Erosion

300

Which of the following locations is the least affected by water erosion?

A. Desert

B. Coastline

C. Mountain

D. Valley

Desert

400

A U-shaped valley is formed by which agent of erosion?

A. Glacier

B. Gravity

C. Water

D. Wind

Glacier

400

Humans build cities and use mineral resources and fossil fuels.  This is an example of which of Earth's systems?

A. Geosphere

B. Biosphere

C. Atmosphere

D. Hydrosphere

Geosphere

400

Which of the following is NOT an example of deposition?

A. A sand dune can be built up in the desert by the collection of sand due to the wind.

B. A delta is built up by the sediment that is carried down the river.

C. A hurricane

D. Seashells are deposited from the waves that bring water to the beach. 

A hurricane

400

Which of the following could provide evidence of how the geosphere can affect the biosphere?

A. Making observations over time over the diversity of plant species as the climate becomes warmer and drier.

B. Observing the rate of sediment formation over time by looking at layers of rock made from sediments.

C. Gathering data on the species of fish that live in zones of the ocean with different temperatures.

D. Comparing a map of land elevation to a map of tree ranges and observing that trees do not grow above a certain altitude.

Comparing a map of land elevation to a map of tree ranges and observing that trees do not grow above a certain altitude.

400

A delta is formed by the deposition of soil. What type of process is this?

A. Constructive

B. Controlled

C. Destructive

D. Eroding

Constructive

500

Which location is the most affected by wind erosion?

A. Desert

B. Coastline

C. Valley

D. Mountain

Coastline

500

Climate change is an effect of human pollution and acid rain. This is an example of which of Earth's systems?

A. Biosphere

B. Atmosphere

C. Hydrosphere

D. Geosphere

Atmosphere

500

Compare and contrast erosion, deposition, and weathering.

Erosion is the process in which bits of weathered rock are carried away by wind, water, gravity, or ice.  Weathering is the breaking down of rock at or near the surface of the Earth.  Deposition is the process where eroded sediments are set down, or deposited, in another place.

500

Which of the following could provide evidence of how the geosphere can affect the biosphere?

A. Making observations over time over the diversity of plant species as the climate becomes warmer and drier.

B. Observing the rate of sediment formation over time by looking at layers of rock made from sediments.

C. Gathering data on the species of fish that live in zones of the ocean with different temperatures.

D. Comparing a map of land elevation to a map of tree ranges and observing that trees do not grow above a certain altitude.

Comparing a map of land elevation to a map of tree ranges and observing that trees do not grow above a certain altitude.

500

Which of the following represents a way in which humans have positively impacted Earth’s air and water?

A. Land has been set aside for parks and wilderness areas that allow human use while preserving natural habitats.

B. Emissions from transportation and industry have impacted the air quality in many urban areas and also affected the ozone layer.

C. Overfishing and pollution endanger organisms in our oceans, lakes, and rivers.

D. Unsustainable farming, mining, and clear-cutting of land, leading to desertification.

Land has been set aside for parks and wilderness areas that allow human use while preserving natural habitats.