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Last Test Ch 18,19, 20

  
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1.  A name commonly used as a synonym for the Ice Age is __________.
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B.
C.
D.
2.  Which of the following best describes the climatic factors that cause low latitude deserts like the Sahara in Africa?
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.  The two types of glaciers are ________.
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  Most dry lands lie between_________degrees north and south of the equator.
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.  Because of the Coriolis effect, surface ocean currents are deflected to the _______ of their path of motion in the Northern Hemisphere.
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.  **Which one of the following applies to a valley glacier that lengthens (extends its terminus downslope) over a period of many years?
A.
B.
C.
D.
7.  Where is the world’s second largest continental ice sheet?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
8.  The term "drift" __________.
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B.
C.
D.
9.  What controls erosion and deposition in eolian environments?
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B.
C.
D.
10.  Which one of the following statements is true?
A.
B.
C.
D.
11.  Desert and steppe lands cover about what percentage of Earth’s land area?
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B.
C.
D.
12.  A _______ forms when a block of ice is buried in drift and subsequently melts creating a pit.
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  Inselbergs are ____________.
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B.
C.
D.
14.  Drumlins are __________.
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B.
C.
D.
15.  The daily tidal range is LEAST during _______ tide
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B.
C.
D.
16.  The cross-valley profile of a valley eroded by an alpine glacier is:
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B.
C.
D.
E.
17.  A fiord is a __________.
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B.
C.
D.
18.  What mature, desert landscape feature consists of coalesced alluvial fans?
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  ______ tide is an incoming or rising tide.
A.
B.
C.
D.
20.  Abrasion and plucking generally involve what part of a glacier?
A.
B.
C.
D.
21.  Desertification:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
22.  __________ is one of the two, major flow mechanisms in a glacier.
A.
B.
C.
D.
23.  _______ are coastal structures designed to keep tidal inlets from shifting location or filling with sand.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
24.  Which one of the moraines listed below is NOT characteristic of continental glaciation?
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  **Incoming waves slow down and rotate towards the orientation of being parallel to the shoreline. This process is known as______.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
26.  _____ are erosional features produced by valley/alpine glaciers.
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B.
C.
D.
27.  Which one of the following is a landform created by wave erosion?
A.
B.
C.
D.
28.  The bottom or downward tip of a crevasse marks the ____________.
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B.
C.
D.
29.  A(n)______ is similar in appearance to a sinkhole of a karst area.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
30.  ****Large estuaries are more common on a _______ coastline.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
31.  The_______ was the most recent Pleistocene glacial episode in North America.
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  All of the following statements concerning dry lands are true except for:
A.
B.
C.
D.
33.  The loess deposited in many parts of the Midwest __________.
A.
B.
C.
D.
34.  A ____________ is an intermittent stream channel in the dry land areas of the western United States.
A.
B.
C.
D.
35.  Longshore drift:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
36.  A(n) ____________ represents a former meltwater channel or tunnel in glacial ice that was filled with sand and gravel.
A.
B.
C.
D.
37.  Over the past few thousand years, how, if at all, has sea level been changing?
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B.
C.
D.
38.  A ________ is an intermittent stream channel in the dry land areas of the western United States.
A.
B.
C.
D.
39.  _______ have rainfall amounts and soil moisture contents between those of true deserts and humid lands.
A.
B.
C.
D.
40.  Type of dune is illustrated below? (looks like a wavy star shaped pattern)
A.
B.
C.
D.
41.  A broad accumulation of stratified drift deposited adjacent to the downstream edge of an end moraine is a __________.
A.
B.
C.
D.
42.  The daily tidal range is GREATEST during _______ tide.
A.
B.
C.
D.
43.  ***A______ is an isolated remnant of bedrock standing above a wave-cut platform.
A.
B.
C.
D.
44.  Clay and silt left over from dunes or glacial rock flour that were transported long distances by winds are called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
45.  How is desert pavement formed?
A.
B.
C.
D.
46.  Which process occurs where a glacier enters the sea?
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B.
C.
D.
47.  ____________ is an irregular, usually thin till layer laid down by a retreating glacier.
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B.
C.
D.
48.  _______ first developed the theory that small variations in the Earth-Sun distance were responsible for short-term climate oscillations (1000-100,000).
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B.
C.
D.
49.  What type of moraine is formed by the merging of two lateral moraines at a junction of two valley glaciers?
A.
B.
C.
D.
50.  Because of the Coriolis effect, surface ocean currents are deflected to the _______ of their path of motion in the Southern Hemisphere
A.
B.
C.
D.
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