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Glaciers Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. About what percent of Earth's water is fresh?

Question 2 2. What do we call the long scratches that are etched into rocks as glaciers move over top of them?

Question 3 3. 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 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. During an ice age, we see the covering of large areas with glaciers. In other words, we see episodes of fairly extensive what?

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Question 6 6. Which term is defined as dangerous ice cracks that can form at the top of glaciers?

Question 7 7. Which of the following best describes glacial deposition?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. What happens when water gets tied up in glaciers during an ice age?

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

Question 13 13. Which of the following is defined as a change in the Earth's orbit around the sun, from circular to oblong?

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

Question 15 15. Which of the following processes can result in an iceberg?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following features is described as a sharp, angular peak formed when several glaciers erode a mountain in different directions?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. Which of the following terms is used to describe the addition of snow and ice to a glacier?

Question 19 19. Which term describes shifts in the tilt of the Earth's axis that influence the intensity of the seasons?

Question 20 20. How might the changing continental positions affect glaciation?

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Question 21 21. Which process occurs when an entire glacier moves as a single unit due to melting at its base?

Question 22 22. Which of the following best describes an ice age?

Question 23 23. Which term is used to describe piles of till deposited at the farthest point that a past glacier reached?

Question 24 24. Which process occurs when a glacier can no longer support its own weight, resulting in the slippage of ice layers within the glacier?

Question 25 25. Bunker Hill is an elongated hill composed of glacial till. In other words, what is it?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Melting and wind erosion are processes that contribute to a glacier's _____.

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. What phenomenon is taking place when the earth's crust sinks due to the pressure of a glacier?

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

Glaciers Chapter Exam Instructions

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