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Gly Test 3 Practice Ch 19

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GLY Test 3 Practice CH 19

  
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1.  Inselbergs are ________.
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B.
C.
D.
2.  Which one of the following is a low-latitude desert characterized by high atmospheric pressures and descending air masses (not rain shadow deserts).
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B.
C.
D.
3.  ________ have rainfall amounts and soil moisture contents between those of true deserts and humid lands.
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B.
C.
D.
4.  ________ refers to the "bouncing" mode of sand transport in a windstorm or stream.
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B.
C.
D.
5.  Which one of the following is the one best measure of the wetness or dryness of a region?
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B.
C.
D.
6.  Which one of the following is determined by the angle of repose for dry sand?
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B.
C.
D.
7.  Loess deposits in the central United States ________.
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B.
C.
D.
8.  Which one of the following statements is true?
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B.
C.
D.
9.  Assume that the central slip face of a barchan dune slopes downhill toward the east. What is the direction of the prevailing wind?
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B.
C.
D.
10.  How is desert pavement formed?
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B.
C.
D.
11.  Desertification has been particularly well documented over the past 50 years in ________.
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B.
C.
D.
12.  Which of the following statements concerning dry lands is not true?
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B.
C.
D.
13.  Which one of the following concerning desert lands is false?
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B.
C.
D.
14.  A ________ is an intermittent stream channel in the dry land areas of the western United States.
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B.
C.
D.
15.  In which area would surface water most effectively infiltrate into the local groundwater system?
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B.
C.
D.
16.  How is desert pavement formed?
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B.
C.
D.
17.  Which one of the following will effectively limit further deflation in a given area?
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B.
C.
D.
18.  Which one of the following would probably not affect the size and depth of a blowout?
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B.
C.
D.
19.  A ________ is formed by abrasion of rocks by windblown sand.
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B.
C.
D.
20.  Which one of the following statements concerning rock weathering is true?
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B.
C.
D.
21.  Desert and steppe lands cover about what percentage of Earth's land area?
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B.
C.
D.
22.  ________ dunes are long, high, sand dunes parallel with the prevailing wind direction.
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B.
C.
D.
23.  Which of the following best describes the climatic factors that cause low latitude deserts like the Sahara in Africa?
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B.
C.
D.
24.  How are sand grains transported by the wind?
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B.
C.
D.
25.  ________ dunes result from persistent, onshore winds in certain coastal areas.
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B.
C.
D.
26.  Rainshadow deserts are common in ________.
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B.
C.
D.
27.  Deposition of glacial rock flour from blowing winds is responsible for ________.
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B.
C.
D.
28.  Most dry lands lie between ________ degrees north and south of the equator.
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B.
C.
D.
29.  Which one of the following statements about sand dunes is correct?
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B.
C.
D.
30.  What mature, desert landscape feature consists of coalesced alluvial fans?
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B.
C.
D.
31.  Which of the following characteristics would suggest geologically recent, fault uplift of a desert mountain range?
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B.
C.
D.
32.  During a typical sandstorm, saltating sand grains reach a maximum height of ________ above the land surface.
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B.
C.
D.
33.  A ________ is a crescent-shaped dune whose tips point downwind.
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B.
C.
D.
34.  Which one of the following statements is correct?
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B.
C.
D.
35.  ________ are both dry land, erosional features cut from bedrock.
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B.
C.
D.
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