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Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 7: Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following terms is used to describe the mixture of unsorted sediment deposits carried by a glacier?

Question 2 2. What term is used to describe a depression on the land surface caused by wind erosion?

Question 3 3. Which of the following features is described as a sharp, angular peak formed when several glaciers erode a mountain in different directions?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Colorado Plateau?

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 of the following best defines the term sublimation?

Question 9 9. What type of rock has a flat, wind-abraded surface?

Question 10 10. Melting and wind erosion are processes that contribute to a glacier's _____.

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Question 11 11. When erosion occurs in the Colorado Plateau the land formations can gradually change over time. What forms prior to a butte in this area?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. What do we call the long scratches that are etched into rocks as glaciers move over top of them?

Question 14 14. Which glacial erosion process is at work if large chunks of rock are picked up by moving glaciers?

Question 15 15. Which process occurs when an entire glacier moves as a single unit due to melting at its base?

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

Question 18 18. Which is a land feature created by alpine glaciers?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a desert region?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is the appropriate definition of wind abrasion?

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Question 21 21. About what percent of Earth's water is fresh?

Question 22 22. Which term is used to describe piles of till deposited at the farthest point that a past glacier reached?

Question 23 23. Which process occurs when a glacier can no longer support its own weight, resulting in the slippage of ice layers within the glacier?

Question 24 24. Which of the following would NOT increase glacial flow rates?

Question 25 25. Which of the following best describes glacial deposition?

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Question 26 26. How is a sand dune defined in contrast to sand found lying on a beach?

Question 27 27. What is the downwind side of a sand dune considered to be?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is TRUE of glacier movement?

Question 29 29. Which of the following would be considered as a desert region?

Question 30 30. Bunker Hill is an elongated hill composed of glacial till. In other words, what is it?

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 7: Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind Chapter Exam Instructions

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