Name ______________________________________ Date _________________ Period ______________ QUIZ: WEATHERING EROSION AND DEPOSITION Directions: Place your answers to the questions directly on this quiz. For multiple choice questions, place the letter of your choice on the line provided. For free response questions, used the space provided to make your response. Leave no numbers naked or questions blank. Remember, blank questions will be marked off at twice the rate of a wrong answer. Take your time, learn much, and enjoy! 0. What’s the best thing to put on a pizza? 1. What is the biggest factor in how fast a rock will weather? A. Surface Area B. Volume C. Mass D. Weight _________ 2. Which of these rocks would weather the slowest, and why? 3. What would you expect a rock that has been in a stream for thousands of years to look like? Jagged and pointy B. Round and smooth C. Perfectly cubical D. Clear _________ 4. What property of water makes frost wedging happen? 5. Which is the smallest particle? A. Cobble B. Boulder C. Silt D. Clay _________ 6. A landslide and a stream emptying into a river both deposit sediment. What is the difference between the deposited sediment from each event? 7. Draw a line on the graph that correctly relates stream velocity to particle size. A B C Particle Size Stream Velocity
8. What is the dominant way that rocks all over the world are weathered? A. Running water B. Wind C. Meteor impact D. Glaciers _________ 9-12. Use the drawing of a stream below to answer questions 9 through 11. 9. Mark with an X the place on the curve in the stream above where the velocity is greatest. 10. Mark with a O the place on the curve in the stream above where the velocity is smallest. 11. Indicate with an arrow where the most deposition would occur, and explain WHY. 12. If this stream was allowed to flow for several hundred years, what might happen? You may write, draw or both. 13. What is the largest particle that could be carried in a stream that is going 1.5 meters per second? 14. What two lakes does the Niagara river connect? 15. The bedrock of New York State is shown on page three of the ESRT. The general landscape of New York is on page two. What is the connection between these two maps? That is, what physical characteristics of the rocks caused the landscape to look like it does today?