The Formation of Stream Valleys


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What is the appropriate definition of a stream valley?

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1. Which of the following terms refers to the movement of broken-down rock or soil from one place to another?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to learn more about the formation of stream valleys and the geologic processes involved. The printable worksheet will allow you to identify key topics on the subject, while the interactive quiz will test you on the specific characteristics of their formation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • The definition of a stream valley
  • The movement of broken-down rock or soil
  • Characteristics of floodplains
  • Stages of the aging process

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define floodplain and stream valley
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the various maturity stages of stream valleys
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of stream valleys and how they are formed

Additional Learning

To learn more about a specific geologic process, review the corresponding lesson on the formation of stream valleys. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what stream valleys are
  • Describe various geologic processes and features
  • Examine how stream valleys form