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Running Water: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the appropriate definition of streamflow?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a local base level?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT an agent of erosion?

Question 4 4. What is the appropriate term for water that falls on the ground and flows across the surface until it hits a stream?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a stream valley in the maturity stage?

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Question 6 6. White-water rafting is an example of an activity that would take place on a stream with:

Question 7 7. What factor does NOT influence streamflow?

Question 8 8. Which of the following terms refers to the movement of broken-down rock or soil from one place to another?

Question 9 9. How is erosion different from weathering?

Question 10 10. When waves break down a sea cliff, pick up and carry the debris, and dump on the shore forming a beach, what processes are happening, and in what order are they happening?

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Question 11 11. Using the law of superposition, put the following layers in order from oldest to youngest: yellow, orange, purple, red, green, blue.

Question 12 12. If you were flying over a mountainous region and saw a network of small, interwoven channels separated by bars of deposited sediment, what would you be looking at?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best describes bedrock?

Question 14 14. If an alluvial channel takes a winding course through a valley, it is likely which type of channel?

Question 15 15. Uniformitarianism states:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a way that glaciers change landforms?

Question 17 17. If a meander cutoff happens within a meandering channel, what is left behind?

Question 18 18. Large river systems are similar to the branching network of a tree, with many small streams connecting and leading to a larger river. The large river is considered the trunk of the tree. Where does the trunk or large river end?

Question 19 19. What is the appropriate definition of a stream valley?

Question 20 20. What is the appropriate definition of a drainage basin?

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Question 21 21. Which term describes loose soil and sediments that may be found covering bedrock?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a stream with laminar streamflow?

Question 23 23. Which process enables alluvial channels to change their shape or course over time?

Question 24 24. What is the loose sedimentary material that can be deposited in stream channels called?

Question 25 25. In which stage of the aging process would a stream valley have a V-shape and steep sides?

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Question 26 26. The Mississippi River drainage basin is one of the largest drainage basins in the world. How many US states have a portion of their land within this drainage basin?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a process of forming bedrock channels that involves the erosion and transport of large chunks of rocks?

Question 28 28. What is described as the rate of energy loss on a channel bed that can lead to erosion?

Question 29 29. The law of superposition states that in an undisturbed sequence of rock:

Question 30 30. The process where rocks and minerals are broken down by the elements of nature is called _____.

Running Water: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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