Alluvial Fan: Definition & Formation Video


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What is the characteristic shape of an alluvial fan?

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1. What does NOT need to be present for an alluvial fan to form?

2. Boulders and gravel tend to be deposited in what part of an alluvial fan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alluvial fans occur when different things that contribute deposits to make the sediment called alluvium form in a specific shape. This quiz assess your knowledge level with regards to alluvial fans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you can test your understanding of:

  • The shape of an alluvial fan
  • How alluvial fans form
  • Different parts of an alluvial fan
  • Terms pertaining to alluvial fans
  • Areas where alluvial fans form

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related article on alluvial fans
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you learned about alluvial fans
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge to answer questions about alluvial fans

Additional Learning

More information can be found in the corresponding article Alluvial Fans: Definition & Formation. The lesson covers:

  • The definition of alluvial fans
  • How alluvial fans are formed
  • The parts of an alluvial fan
  • What happens when alluvial fans merge