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Online Quiz 2

This is a quiz on Chapters 3 & 4 to be completed and submitted by deadline Sunday midnight (April 11, 2010). You have three attempts only. Any further attempts after the first three will be disregarded. Make sure you record your score after completion. Also understand that as soon as you enter your name and given password, quiz will begin as there are no further instructions. Do your best to answer all questions. Good luck!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The largest reservoir of freshwater that is available to humans is ____________.
    • A. 

      Groundwater

    • B. 

      Glaciers

    • C. 

      River water

    • D. 

      Lakes and reservoirs

  • 2. 
    The single most important agent sculpturing Earth's land surface is ____________.
    • A. 

      Groundwater

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Waves

    • D. 

      Ice

    • E. 

      Running water

  • 3. 
    Raising a stream's base level will cause the stream to ____________.
    • A. 

      Meander

    • B. 

      Stop flowing

    • C. 

      Deposit

    • D. 

      Change course

    • E. 

      Erode

  • 4. 
    The downslope movement of material under the direct influence of gravity is called ____________.
    • A. 

      Weathering

    • B. 

      Mass wasting

    • C. 

      Faulting

    • D. 

      Talus

    • E. 

      Competence

  • 5. 
    Loose, undisturbed particles assume a stable slope called the angle of ____________.
    • A. 

      Stability

    • B. 

      Incidence

    • C. 

      Repose

    • D. 

      Slump

    • E. 

      Slope

  • 6. 
    During periods when rain does not fall, rivers are sustained by ____________.
    • A. 

      Runoff

    • B. 

      Groundwater

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Atmospheric moisture

    • E. 

      Transpirated water

  • 7. 
    Which one of the following would least likely be found in a wide valley?
    • A. 

      Rapids

    • B. 

      Floodplain

    • C. 

      Meanders

    • D. 

      Oxbow lake

    • E. 

      Cutoff

  • 8. 
    Along straight stretches, the highest water velocities in a river are near the ____________ of the channel, just below the surface.
    • A. 

      Center

    • B. 

      Sides

  • 9. 
    The combined effects of ____________ and running water produce stream valleys.
    • A. 

      Capacity

    • B. 

      Mass wasting

    • C. 

      Discharge

    • D. 

      Weathering

    • E. 

      Tectonics

  • 10. 
    Which one of the following is a measure of a material's ability to transmit water through interconnected pore spaces?
    • A. 

      Capacity

    • B. 

      Competence

    • C. 

      Porosity

    • D. 

      Gradient

    • E. 

      Permeability

  • 11. 
    A broad, ramp-like surface of stratified drift built adjacent to the downstream edge of most end moraines is called a(n) ____________.
    • A. 

      Outwash plain

    • B. 

      Fiord

    • C. 

      Moraine

    • D. 

      Kettle

    • E. 

      Valley train

  • 12. 
    The dry regions in the lower latitudes coincide with zones of air pressure called the ____________.
    • A. 

      Subtropical highs

    • B. 

      Equatorial doldrums

    • C. 

      Equatorial highs

    • D. 

      Equatorial lows

    • E. 

      Subtropical lows

  • 13. 
    Most of the major glacial episodes during the Ice Age occurred during a division of the geologic time scale called the ____________ epoch.
    • A. 

      Paleocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Pliocene

    • D. 

      Eocene

    • E. 

      Pleistocene

  • 14. 
    The ____________ drainage of arid regions is characterized by intermittent streams that do not flow out of the desert to the ocean.
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Excellent

    • C. 

      Exterior

    • D. 

      Well-developed

    • E. 

      Interior

  • 15. 
    The all-embracing term for sediments of glacial origin is ____________.
    • A. 

      Silt

    • B. 

      Loess

    • C. 

      Outwash

    • D. 

      Erratic

    • E. 

      Drift

  • 16. 
    The end moraine that marks the farthest advance of a glacier is called the ____________ moraine.
    • A. 

      Recessional

    • B. 

      Ground

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Terminal

    • E. 

      Medial

  • 17. 
    Desert streams that carry water only in response to specific episodes of rainfall are said to be ____________.
    • A. 

      Flowing

    • B. 

      Episodic

    • C. 

      Youthful

    • D. 

      Occasional

    • E. 

      Ephemeral

  • 18. 
    Materials that have been deposited directly by a glacier are called ____________.
    • A. 

      Eolian

    • B. 

      Till

    • C. 

      Stratified drift

    • D. 

      Outwash

    • E. 

      Loess

  • 19. 
    The thickest and most extensive loess deposits occur in western and northern ____________.
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      Libya

    • E. 

      China

  • 20. 
    Glacial troughs that have become deep, steep-sided inlets of the sea are called ____________.
    • A. 

      Fiords

    • B. 

      Kames

    • C. 

      Hanging valleys

    • D. 

      Washes

    • E. 

      Cirques