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5.7B how landforms are created

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  • Q1
    What geological process is responsible for the creation of canyons?
    Volcanic eruption
    Erosion by rivers
    Glacial movement
    Tectonic plate movement
    30s
  • Q2
    How are sand dunes primarily formed?
    Wind deposition
    Tectonic plate movement
    Glacial erosion
    Volcanic activity
    30s
  • Q3
    How are u-shaped valleys formed?
    By volcanic activity
    By river deposition
    By wind erosion
    By glacial erosion
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the process by which rocks and minerals are broken down into smaller pieces over time?
    Volcanism
    Weathering
    Deposition
    Erosion
    30s
  • Q5
    What is the process by which sediment is transported by water, wind, ice, or gravity?
    Deposition
    Erosion
    Volcanism
    Weathering
    30s
  • Q6
    How are deltas formed?
    Tectonic plate movements
    Glacial melting
    Sediments deposited by rivers as they flow into oceans or lakes
    Volcanic eruptions
    30s
  • Q7
    What natural disaster is characterized by a sudden and violent shaking of the ground?
    Tornado
    Blizzard
    Earthquake
    Hurricane
    30s
  • Q8
    What type of landform is formed by the deposition of sediment at the mouth of a river?
    Glacier
    Peninsula
    Canyon
    Delta
    30s
  • Q9
    Which process leads to the formation of sand dunes in desert regions?
    Glacial deposition
    River sedimentation
    Wind erosion
    Tectonic uplift
    30s
  • Q10
    What characteristic shape do valleys carved by glaciers typically have?
    W-shaped
    V-shaped
    U-shaped
    S-shaped
    30s
  • Q11
    What role do rivers often play in the formation of canyons?
    Rivers create volcanic activity in canyons
    Rivers erode the rock over time, creating deep valleys
    Rivers cool the rock to shape canyons
    Rivers deposit sediment that forms canyons
    30s
  • Q12
    Which of the following processes involves the breakdown of rocks into smaller pieces?
    Volcanism
    Erosion
    Deposition
    Weathering
    30s
  • Q13
    What is the process by which sediments are dropped off in a new location?
    Compaction
    Weathering
    Deposition
    Erosion
    30s
  • Q14
    Which of the following processes involves the transport of sediments by wind, water, or ice?
    Weathering
    Fossilization
    Deposition
    Erosion
    30s
  • Q15
    Which process involves the settling of transported sediments by gravity in a new location?
    Erosion
    Melting
    Weathering
    Deposition
    30s

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