PHSC 210 Quiz 5 – Question and Answers

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PHSC 210 Quiz 5 – Question and Answers (Set 1)

  1. A layer of rock that is impermeable and traps a pool of water above it is called a(n)
  2. This type of process might cause a door to your house not to open very well in the winter time.
  3. A hillside in Alabama with bent tree trunks and cock-eyed tomb stones and fence posts is probably experiencing
  4. When a well is heavily pumped
  5. The most powerful and rapid stream erosion process is
  6. The 1929 Grand Banks earthquake created this type of mass movement that covered tens of thousands of square kilometers on the ocean floor (choose the best answer)
  7. All of these mass movement processes occurred during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens except
  8. All of the following except _____ contributed to the Thistle, Utah slide in the spring of 1983.
  9. Choose the untrue statement about the 1983 Thistle landslide in Utah.
  10. Which soil horizon contains a mixture of organic material and minerals?
  11. A rapid flow composed of 40% boulders, 30% gravel, 10% sand and 10% water coming down a slot canyon would be a
  12. Tufa and travertine are types of
  13. Vertical sandstone and shale beds are exposed along the ocean. The shales weather faster than the sandstones. This would be an example of
  14. A stream with the most numerous numbers of bars and channels would be a _____ stream.
  15. The ability of water to flow through a rock is called 16. A major method by which material gets delivered to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is
  16. The largest reserve of freshwater on earth is found in
  17. Water that is drawn up just above the water table is called
  18. Weathering is an important process in the formation of soils.
  19. Scripture identifies the rock that Moses struck, and subsequently produced water, as Christ.
  20. Despite water temperatures in excess of 100° C (the boiling point of water), numerous living bacteria can be found in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park.
  21. Most rural homes have septic tanks that empty their overflow water just above the same aquifer in which the drinking water is drawn from.
  22. Relief is the angle of a particular slope.
  23. An aquiclude is usually found below a perched water table.
  24. Hydraulic action causes rapid erosion from the explosion of vacuum bubbles.

PHSC 210 Quiz 5 Question and Answers (Set 2)

  1. After Noah’s Flood, all of the following would have contributed to increased rates of mass wasting except
  2. This type of process might cause a door to your house not to open very well in the winter time.
  3. A rapid flow composed of 40% boulders, 30% gravel, 10% sand and 10% water coming down a slot canyon would be a
  4. The most powerful and rapid stream erosion process is
  5. Which mineral is produced when rocks “rust?”
  6. Stream deposits are always the result of
  7. A new theory for cave formation proposes this type of acid has formed many caves:
  8. Calcite (or limestone) exposed at the earth’s surface is commonly weathered by
  9. If your house is built on a hillside susceptible to past mass wasting events, the most important thing you could do reduce the risk of further movement would be
  10. All of the following except _____ contributed to the landslide in Oso, Washington in 2014.
  11. It is observed that a shale layer weathers faster than an overlying limestone producing an overhang.  This would be an example of
  12. Choose the largest landslide in terms of volume
  13. Which type of mass movement was responsible for the nautiloids buried in the Redwall Limestone?
  14. Which type of mass movement does not typically have a scarp?
  15. All of the following except _____ contributed to the Thistle, Utah slide in the spring of 1983.
  16. The amount of empty space in a rock suitable for water storage is called
  17. What caused the formation of Lake Missoula?
  18. This process might have occurred more during Noah’s Flood than it occurs today.
  19. Quartz easily dissolves in the presence of carbonic acid.
  20. Scripture identifies the rock that Moses struck, and subsequently produced water, as Christ.
  21. Groundwater is a limited resource in the San Joaquin Valley of California, despite the area being an important agricultural area.
  22. Slot canyons are often present in areas with many joints in the bedrock.
  23. Ecclesiastes 1:7 is a crude description of the water cycle.
  24. In a desert environment an overlying sandstone protrudes out over a less resistant shale.  This would be an example of differential weathering.
  25. Porosity is a measure of how well water can flow through a rock.

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