Deserts and Wind Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What term is used to describe a depression on the land surface caused by wind erosion?

Question 2 2. How is a sand dune defined in contrast to sand found lying on a beach?

Question 3 3. Why do global patterns of air circulation influence desert regions?

Question 4 4. Which of the following desert characteristics helps make wind erosion possible?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the appropriate definition of wind abrasion?

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Question 6 6. What occurs when an area of land becomes desertified?

Question 7 7. When a playa has formed in a valley of Range and Basin Province, what can you hypothesize happened to create it?

Question 8 8. Which type of dune is characterized by having large symmetrical ridges of sand that form parallel to the primary wind direction?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a desert region?

Question 10 10. You see a crescent-shaped dune, with tips that point in the upwind direction anchored by vegetation. It also has a steep downwind slip face. How would this type of sand dune be classified?

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Question 11 11. When barchan dunes receive extra sand they can grow and connect with each other. If the dunes become straight, they can transform into what other type of dune?

Question 12 12. How much rain must a region get before it is classified as a desert?

Question 13 13. Which of the following would be considered as a desert region?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a human activity that causes desertification?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is not associated with deflation?

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Question 16 16. What type of rock has a flat, wind-abraded surface?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Basin and Range province?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Colorado Plateau?

Question 19 19. What can the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification do to help reverse desertification worldwide?

Question 20 20. When erosion occurs in the Colorado Plateau the land formations can gradually change over time. What forms prior to a butte in this area?

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Question 21 21. What is the process of removing trees and transforming a forest into cleared area of land?

Question 22 22. What is the value of vegetation to habitats around the globe?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a geological setting that causes the creation of deserts?

Question 24 24. What can often be found between 30°S and 30°N?

Question 25 25. What is the downwind side of a sand dune considered to be?

Deserts and Wind Chapter Exam Instructions

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