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Last Test Ch 18,19, 20

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