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Running Water Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of the following is a process of forming bedrock channels that involves erosion from particles scraping against each other?

Question 3 3. Sea level can also be considered _____.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. What factor does NOT influence streamflow?

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Question 6 6. An unconformity is:

Question 7 7. If an alluvial channel takes a winding course through a valley, it is likely which type of channel?

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

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT an agent of erosion?

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

Question 13 13. If a meander cutoff happens within a meandering channel, what is left behind?

Question 14 14. What happens within the calm water of a reservoir behind a dam as time passes?

Question 15 15. What is the loose sedimentary material that can be deposited in stream channels called?

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Question 16 16. What is described as the rate of energy loss on a channel bed that can lead to erosion?

Question 17 17. The process where rocks and minerals are broken down by the elements of nature is called _____.

Question 18 18. 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?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a FALSE statement about floodplains?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a way that glaciers change landforms?

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Question 21 21. Which process enables alluvial channels to change their shape or course over time?

Question 22 22. In which stage of the aging process would a stream valley have a V-shape and steep sides?

Question 23 23. What is the appropriate term for water that falls on the ground and flows across the surface until it hits a stream?

Question 24 24. In this rock formation, the Law of _____ states that the layers will be formed in a _____ manner.

Question 25 25. If we know that a mountain has a drainage divide, then what else do we know about the mountain?

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Question 26 26. What is the appropriate definition of a drainage basin?

Question 27 27. Uniformitarianism states:

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT an example of a local base level?

Question 29 29. What happens when a stream flows into a lake?

Question 30 30. How is erosion different from weathering?

Running Water Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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