The Effect of Accumulation & Wastage on Glacier Formation


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Which of the following terms is used to describe the addition of snow and ice to a glacier?

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1. Melting and wind erosion are processes that contribute to a glacier's _____.

2. Which of the following processes can result in an iceberg?

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Enhance your understanding of the effect of accumulation and wastage on glacier formation with the help of our quiz. The test will give you immediate feedback. You can also print the quiz.

About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you on important terms related to glacier formation. The questions will provide you with definitions of particular processes. You will need to identify the correct result of the definition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on the following topics:

  • Addition of snow/ice to a glacier
  • Melting and wind erosion
  • Process that generates icebergs

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of glacier formation
  • Critical thinking - evaluate the knowledge you've gained to examine the generation and recession of glacier formation differently
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding glacier formation

Additional Learning

You should make sure to read the related lesson titled The Effect of Accumulation & Wastage on Glacier Formation. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Describing glaciers
  • Clarifying the different components of glaciers
  • Understanding the process of glacier formation