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Running Water & the Landscape Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is described as the rate of energy loss on a channel bed that can lead to erosion?

Question 2 2. What happens within the calm water of a reservoir behind a dam as time passes?

Question 3 3. Which term describes loose soil and sediments that may be found covering bedrock?

Question 4 4. The law of superposition states that in an undisturbed sequence of rock:

Question 5 5. Which of the following best describes bedrock?

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Question 6 6. Which process enables alluvial channels to change their shape or course over time?

Question 7 7. What happens when a stream flows into a lake?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. In which stage of the aging process would a stream valley have a V-shape and steep sides?

Question 10 10. White-water rafting is an example of an activity that would take place on a stream with:

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. 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 13 13. What is the appropriate definition of streamflow?

Question 14 14. In this rock formation, the Law of _____ states that the layers will be formed in a _____ manner.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a process of forming bedrock channels that involves erosion from particles scraping against each other?

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Question 16 16. Using the law of superposition, put the following layers in order from oldest to youngest: yellow, orange, purple, red, green, blue.

Question 17 17. What is the loose sedimentary material that can be deposited in stream channels called?

Question 18 18. What can rapidly moving water do better than still water?

Question 19 19. What factor does NOT influence streamflow?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a stream valley in the maturity stage?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a stream with laminar streamflow?

Question 22 22. Which of the following terms refers to the movement of broken-down rock or soil from one place to another?

Question 23 23. An unconformity is:

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a process of forming bedrock channels that involves the erosion and transport of large chunks of rocks?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is a FALSE statement about floodplains?

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Question 26 26. If we know that a mountain has a drainage divide, then what else do we know about the mountain?

Question 27 27. If a meander cutoff happens within a meandering channel, what is left behind?

Question 28 28. Uniformitarianism states:

Question 29 29. What is the appropriate definition of a stream valley?

Question 30 30. What causes the water in streams with turbulent streamflow to mix between the parallel layers?

Running Water & the Landscape Chapter Exam Instructions

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