Peralta Community College District
Physical Geography
Rita D. Haberlin, Instructor

Weathering and Mass Wasting True or False Quiz

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1. In landslide-prone areas, slopes can be stabilized by building retaining walls, cutting terraces, and installing drains.

True
False
2. Hydrolysis is a process whereby water reacts with a mineral to produce new mineral by-products.
True
False
3. Carbonic acid is an effective agent of chemical weathering.
True
False
4. A mudflow is formed by the rapid sliding of large masses of rock on steep slopes.
True
False
5. Chemical weathering takes place rapidly in cold, dry climates.
True
False
6. Plants are NOT an important factor in mechanical weathering.
True
False
7. A rockslide takes place along a curved slip plane with a downward and outward movement.
True
False
8. Heavy rains can trigger rockslides.
True
False
9. Grass and trees prevent soil creep.
True
False
10. The most widespread form of mass wasting is soil creep.
True
False

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