The Effect of Ice Age Glaciers: Formation of Pluvial Lakes


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Which of the following best describes an ice age?

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1. Glacial erosion and glacial deposition have the ability to completely reshape a landscape. Which of the following would NOT be a result of these processes?

2. The presence of large glaciers during an ice age changes air flows and weather patterns. This can turn a previously dry area into a wet area, and lead to the creation of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ice age glaciers can cause changes to the land and weather, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Results of water getting tied up in ice age glaciers
  • Best description of an ice age
  • Results not that of glacial erosion and glacial deposition

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ice age glaciers lesson
  • Making connections- use understanding of the concept of glaciers in connection with erosion
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as glacial deposition

Additional Learning

To learn more about ice age glaciers, review the corresponding lesson The Effect of Ice Age Glaciers: Formation of Pluvial Lakes. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Introduces the ice ages
  • Defines glaciers
  • Describes the processes of glacial erosion and glacial deposition
  • Explores the creation of pluvial lakes and the sinking of the earth's crust due to pressure
  • Explains the changes in sea level