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Understanding Types of Mass Wasting Quiz

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1. What is the term for the downward movement of large amounts of rock and soil due to gravity?

2. Which type of mass wasting occurs when there's a vertical drop of material with little lateral movement?

3. Which mass wasting process is often so slow that changes are difficult to observe directly?

4. What mass wasting event is known to cause the greatest loss of life and property damages?

5. Which type of mass wasting features movement along a curved surface?

6. Which factor contributes most prominently to mass wasting?

7. Which type of mass wasting occurs when material, such as avalanche debris, behaves like a fluid as it descends a slope?

8. What is the term for the very slow, downslope flow of soil, often imperceptible on a day-to-day basis?

9. Which type of mass wasting involves the movement of loose earth material more or less en masse down a hill slope?

10. Which is often a triggering factor that results in mass wasting events?