Glacial Deposition: Definition & Results


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Which of the following best describes glacial deposition?

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1. Which of the following terms is used to describe the mixture of unsorted sediment deposits carried by a glacier?

2. Which term is used to describe piles of till deposited at the farthest point that a past glacier reached?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following worksheet provides a detailed analysis and description of the results of glacial deposition. The interactive quiz will ask you questions regarding the different types of glacial deposits and how the processes work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How to describe glacial deposition
  • The term for the mixture of unsorted sediment deposits carried by glaciers
  • Which term describes piles of till deposited at a glacier's farthest reached point

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how glaciers deposit sediments in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases that describe elongated hills made of glacial hills
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the results of glacial deposition

Additional Learning

To learn more about the sediments carried and deposited by glaciers, review the corresponding lesson Glacial Deposition: Definition & Results. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes the process of glacial deposition
  • Examines glacial till and moraines
  • Explores what glacial erratics and drumlins are