Regents Prep: Earth Science
Multiple-Choice Questions
  Question 8 of 20   Weathering, Erosion, Deposition and Landforms
This question may require the use of the Earth Science Reference Tables.

oBase your answer to this question on the diagram below.

Columns A, B, C, and D are partially filled with different sediments. Within each column, the sediment is uniform in size. A fine wire mesh screen covers the bottom of each column to prevent the sediment from falling out. The lower part of each column has just been placed in a beaker of water. Sediment sizes are not drawn to scale.

In an experiment, the beakers of water were removed and replaced with empty beakers. The sediments were allowed to dry. Then water was poured into each column to compare the permeability of the sediments. The permeability rate of the medium sand sample was shown to be

 1.  less than the silt and pebble samples

 2.  less than the silt sample but more than the pebble sample

 3.  greater than the silt sample but less than the pebble sample

 4.  greater than the silt and pebble samples

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