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Quiz 2: Mechanical Weathering

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 2 "Processes of mechanical weathering."

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This activity contains 9 questions.

Question 1.
Which are the four most important physical processes of mechanical weathering?

 
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Question 2.
Match the indicated feature with the most likely type of mechanical weathering.



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A unloading
B biological activity
C frost wedging
D thermal expansion
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Question 3.
Which physical process is dominated by “root wedging”?

 
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Question 4.
Which of the following best describes “frost wedging”?

 
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Question 5.
Which type of mechanical weathering process is associated with “peeling like an onion,” which is caused by ________?


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Question 6.
What is “talus” and which process of mechanical weathering is it most associated with?


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Question 7.
Identify the indicated mechanical weathering process by selecting the correct response.



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A overlying rock is eroded away
B the daily cycle of temperature weakens the rock
C activities of organisms, including plants, burrowing animals, and humans
D repeated cycles of freezing and thawing
 
 
 
 
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Question 8.
Which of the four important mechanical weathering processes is most important, and which is least important in producing sediment?

 
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Question 9.
How does mechanical weathering aid chemical weathering?


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