6th Grade: What Do You Know About Earth Science?

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6th Grade: What Do You Know About Earth Science?

Rivers are the links in the water cycle that return water from the atmosphere to the seas. They begin in upland areas and flow downhill, affecting the landscape around them. In the upland areas, a river valley has a V-shape. Rivers form part of the most vital elements of the earth, how well do you know about River Landscapes?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a smaller river that flows into a larger one?
    • A. 

      Contributary

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Distributary

    • D. 

      Tributary

  • 2. 
    How is a river valley best described in the uplands?
    • A. 

      U-shaped

    • B. 

      V-shaped

    • C. 

      Y-shaped

    • D. 

      Z-shaped

  • 3. 
    The point where a tributary joins a river is called what?e do you like?
    • A. 

      Confluence

    • B. 

      Confusion

    • C. 

      Conglomeration

    • D. 

      Continuance

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is most likely to be found in the highest part of a river valley?
    • A. 

      Flood plain

    • B. 

      Meander

    • C. 

      Mouth

    • D. 

      Source

  • 5. 
    What is the ideal situation for a waterfall to form?
    • A. 

      An area of hard rock only

    • B. 

      An area of soft rock only

    • C. 

      Hard rock on top of soft rock

    • D. 

      Soft rock on top of hard rock

  • 6. 
    A curve or bend in a river has what name?
    • A. 

      Convolution

    • B. 

      Hairpin

    • C. 

      Meander

    • D. 

      Serpentine

  • 7. 
    What are the sides of a river channel called?
    • A. 

      Banks

    • B. 

      Necks

    • C. 

      Plains

    • D. 

      Rims

  • 8. 
    Where in a meander does the river flow fastest?
    • A. 

      In the centre

    • B. 

      It has the same speed everywhere

    • C. 

      On the inside of the bend

    • D. 

      On the outside of the bend

  • 9. 
    A river leaves material behind through which process?
    • A. 

      Abrasion

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Transition

  • 10. 
    Rivers wind around ridges known as what?
    • A. 

      Benches

    • B. 

      Gunners

    • C. 

      Outcrops

    • D. 

      Spurs