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Question 1 1. Which process occurs when a glacier can no longer support its own weight, resulting in the slippage of ice layers within the glacier?

Question 2 2. Which of the following features is described as a sharp, angular peak formed when several glaciers erode a mountain in different directions?

Question 3 3. Melting and wind erosion are processes that contribute to a glacier's _____.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Which of the following best describes an ice age?

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Question 6 6. When a glacier is experiencing internal flow, the base of the glacier will tend to slide less. Why does this occur?

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

Question 8 8. Which of the following best describes glacial deposition?

Question 9 9. Which of the following terms is used to describe the mixture of unsorted sediment deposits carried by a glacier?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Consider the lists below and indicate which list BEST describes the three variations in the earth's orbit as explained in the Milankovitch theory.

Question 13 13. During an ice age, we see the covering of large areas with glaciers. In other words, we see episodes of fairly extensive what?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is TRUE of glacier movement?

Question 15 15. Which term is used to describe piles of till deposited at the farthest point that a past glacier reached?

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Question 16 16. About what percent of Earth's water is fresh?

Question 17 17. If you were looking at a rocky structure that resembled an amphitheater with its round hollow and steep sides, what would you be looking at?

Question 18 18. The process of calving occurs when chunks of tidewater glaciers break off into the ocean and form _____.

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Which of the following terms is used to describe the addition of snow and ice to a glacier?

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Question 21 21. Bunker Hill is an elongated hill composed of glacial till. In other words, what is it?

Question 22 22. What phenomenon is taking place when the earth's crust sinks due to the pressure of a glacier?

Question 23 23. Which term is defined as dangerous ice cracks that can form at the top of glaciers?

Question 24 24. What happens when water gets tied up in glaciers during an ice age?

Question 25 25. What do we call the long scratches that are etched into rocks as glaciers move over top of them?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following would NOT increase glacial flow rates?

Question 27 27. Which process occurs when an entire glacier moves as a single unit due to melting at its base?

Question 28 28. Which of the following best defines the term sublimation?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is defined as a change in the Earth's orbit around the sun, from circular to oblong?

Question 30 30. Which is a land feature created by alpine glaciers?

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