Gly Test 3 Practice Ch 18

48 Questions  I  By Elfernagomez on April 17, 2013

  
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1.  All of the following are thought to possibly contribute to the formation of glaciers except for ________.
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B.
C.
D.
2.  Abrasion and plucking generally involve what part of a glacier?
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B.
C.
D.
3.  ________ has/have speeds comparable to those of a flowing alpine glacier.
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B.
C.
D.
4.  A ________ is an erosional feature specifically produced by alpine glaciation.
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B.
C.
D.
5.  A ________ forms when stagnant, glacial ice melts after being buried by drift.
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B.
C.
D.
6.  A drumlin is a ________.
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B.
C.
D.
7.  A(n) ________ would logically be situated next to a large end moraine or terminal moraine.
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B.
C.
D.
8.  ________ is one of the two major flow mechanisms in a glacier.
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B.
C.
D.
9.  Which of the following is the correct listing of the North American glacial stages from older to younger?
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B.
C.
D.
10.  ________ are erosional features produced by valley/alpine glaciers.
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B.
C.
D.
11.  Which one of the following could not have significantly affected climatic variations and advances and retreats of ice sheets during the Pleistocene epoch?
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B.
C.
D.
12.  The bottom or downward tip of a crevasse marks the ________.
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B.
C.
D.
13.  What type of moraine would be most useful for tracing diamond-bearing kimberlite fragments directly to their bedrock source area?
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B.
C.
D.
14.  ________ horn
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B.
C.
15.  Which one of the following statements concerning glaciers is not true?
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B.
C.
D.
16.  A ________ is a glacier-cut valley that partly flooded as sea level rose.
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B.
C.
D.
17.  Which of the following is often associated with a cirque basin in high, mountainous terrain?
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B.
C.
D.
18.  Which one of the following statements concerning glacial deposits is not true?
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B.
C.
D.
19.  ________ is an irregular, usually thin till layer laid down by a retreating glacier.
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B.
C.
D.
20.  What type of moraine is formed by the merging of two lateral moraines at a junction of two valley glaciers?
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B.
C.
D.
21.  A ________ cross-valley profile is typical of canyons and valleys eroded and deepened by alpine or valley glaciers.
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B.
C.
D.
22.  The ________ of the geologic time scale represents the time of the most recent "Ice Age."
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B.
C.
D.
23.  Where is the world's second largest continental ice sheet?
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B.
C.
D.
24.  A(n) ________ is likely to host a waterfall or steep rapids today.
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B.
C.
D.
25.  Which one of the following samples and experimental measurements would provide the most information about the Earth's climate over the last 100,000 years or so?
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B.
C.
D.
26.  ________ are both deposited by meltwater streams.
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B.
C.
D.
27.  A(n) ________ is a depositional feature composed of till and only associated with continental glaciation, not with alpine glaciers.
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B.
C.
D.
28.  ________ cirque
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B.
C.
29.  The ________ was the most recent Pleistocene glacial episode in North America.
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B.
C.
D.
30.  ________ moraine
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B.
C.
31.  The ________ is not the name of a Pleistocene glacial episode in North America.
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B.
C.
D.
32.  A(n) ________ is similar in appearance to a sinkhole of a karst area.
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B.
C.
D.
33.  ________ erratic
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B.
C.
34.  Approximately how long ago did the last of the great North American ice sheets melt?
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B.
C.
D.
35.  ________ drumlin
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B.
C.
36.  ________ was a very large, pluvial lake in Utah during the Pleistocene Epoch.
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B.
C.
D.
37.  Which one of the following prominent landforms, located from the Wasatch Range, UT, westward to the Sierra Nevada, CA, formed during the Pleistocene glacial episodes?
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B.
C.
D.
38.  Which process occurs where a glacier enters the sea?
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B.
C.
D.
39.  Which of the following best describes the term glacial drift?
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B.
C.
D.
40.  A fiord is ________.
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B.
C.
D.
41.  Where is the world's largest ice sheet located today?
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C.
D.
42.  Which of the following glacial features would typically be found in close proximity?
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B.
C.
D.
43.  ________ is the best explanation for a glacial surge.
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C.
D.
44.  How do icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean originate?
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D.
45.  ________ esker
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B.
C.
46.  All of the following descriptions apply to stratified drift (not glacial till) except for ________.
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B.
C.
D.
47.  Which one of the following applies to a valley glacier that lengthens (extends its terminus downslope) over a period of many years?
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B.
C.
D.
48.  A(n) ________ represents a former meltwater channel or tunnel in glacial ice that was filled
A.
B.
C.
D.
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