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Glaciers: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best describes an ice age?

Question 2 2. What happens when water gets tied up in glaciers during an ice age?

Question 3 3. When a glacier is experiencing internal flow, the base of the glacier will tend to slide less. Why does this occur?

Question 4 4. What phenomenon is taking place when the earth's crust sinks due to the pressure of a glacier?

Question 5 5. How might the changing continental positions affect glaciation?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following would NOT increase glacial flow rates?

Question 7 7. Where on planet Earth would you be most likely to locate a continental glacier?

Question 8 8. The presence of large glaciers during an ice age changes air flows and weather patterns. This can turn a previously dry area into a wet area, and lead to the creation of:

Question 9 9. Which of the following best describes glacial deposition?

Question 10 10. There are many large formations of snow and ice that would not be considered glaciers. What is a key factor that leads to classification as a glacier?

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Question 11 11. Which is a land feature created by alpine glaciers?

Question 12 12. If you are an adventurous hiker, you might walk along a sharp, narrow mountain ridge caused by glaciers. What would you be walking on?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best defines the term sublimation?

Question 14 14. Which of the following terms is used to describe the mixture of unsorted sediment deposits carried by a glacier?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is TRUE of glacier movement?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following terms is used to describe the addition of snow and ice to a glacier?

Question 17 17. What do we call the long scratches that are etched into rocks as glaciers move over top of them?

Question 18 18. Which term describes shifts in the tilt of the Earth's axis that influence the intensity of the seasons?

Question 19 19. Bunker Hill is an elongated hill composed of glacial till. In other words, what is it?

Question 20 20. Which term is defined as dangerous ice cracks that can form at the top of glaciers?

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Question 21 21. During an ice age, we see the covering of large areas with glaciers. In other words, we see episodes of fairly extensive what?

Question 22 22. Glacial erosion and glacial deposition have the ability to completely reshape a landscape. Which of the following would NOT be a result of these processes?

Question 23 23. The process of calving occurs when chunks of tidewater glaciers break off into the ocean and form _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following processes can result in an iceberg?

Question 25 25. About what percent of Earth's water is fresh?

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Question 26 26. A glacier might be thought of as healthy if it is growing in size due to more accumulation than ablation. In other words, what is happening?

Question 27 27. If you went for a walk and came across a large boulder that was not the same as the bedrock in the area, what would you call this large rock?

Question 28 28. Which process occurs when an entire glacier moves as a single unit due to melting at its base?

Question 29 29. Which process occurs when a glacier can no longer support its own weight, resulting in the slippage of ice layers within the glacier?

Question 30 30. Which glacial erosion process is at work if large chunks of rock are picked up by moving glaciers?

Glaciers: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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