5th Grade Landforms Vocabulary

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Landforms are natural features and determine an area’s topography. Landforms undergo a series of changes during their formation, which we have covered in our previous classes. Can you identify the changes as described in the questions below? Give a try and see what you have already forgotten about landforms. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The force that pulls things toward the Earth.
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Deposition

  • 2. 
    The process of breaking down rock.
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Deposition

  • 3. 
    The process of adding sand or soil to a new location.
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Deposition

  • 4. 
    Rain that lands on top of a mountain, travels down the mountain to lower ground, moving over and through the rock and soil, and joins larger bodies of water or forms streams.
    • A. 

      Drainage Basin

    • B. 

      Runoff

    • C. 

      Flood

  • 5. 
    Material which has separated and settled out from the medium--wind, water, or ice---which originally carried it.
    • A. 

      Sediment

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Levee

  • 6. 
    One of the features that makes up the Earth's surface, such as a plain, mountain, or valley.
    • A. 

      Alluvial Fan

    • B. 

      Contour Lines

    • C. 

      Landforms

  • 7. 
    The process of natural forces moving soil and small rocks from one place to another.
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Sediment

  • 8. 
    Moving Air
    • A. 

      Valley

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Interval

  • 9. 
    A hill or ridge of wind-blown sand.
    • A. 

      Channel

    • B. 

      Levee

    • C. 

      Dune

  • 10. 
    A hedge, fence, or row of trees serving to lessen or break the force of the wind.
    • A. 

      Alluvial fan

    • B. 

      Windbreak

    • C. 

      Levee

  • 11. 
    A huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a land mass, formed from compacted snow in an area where snow accumulation exceeds melting and sublimation.
    • A. 

      Waterfall

    • B. 

      Canyon

    • C. 

      Glacier

  • 12. 
    A long depression in Earth's surface that usually contains a river.
    • A. 

      Canyon

    • B. 

      Valley

    • C. 

      Drainage Basin

  • 13. 
    A deep narrow valley with steep sides.
    • A. 

      Canyon

    • B. 

      Valley

    • C. 

      Interval

  • 14. 
    A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.
    • A. 

      Canyon

    • B. 

      Mountain

    • C. 

      Plateau

  • 15. 
    A looping change of direction in a river or stream.
    • A. 

      Delta

    • B. 

      Sediment

    • C. 

      Meander

  • 16. 
    Flat land near a river formed by deposition during floods.
    • A. 

      Flood Plain

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Interval

  • 17. 
    A low, flat piece of land at or near the mouth of a river.
    • A. 

      River's Source

    • B. 

      Alluvial Fan

    • C. 

      Delta

  • 18. 
    Land with relatively low relief that is flat or gently rolling.
    • A. 

      Plain

    • B. 

      Plateau

    • C. 

      Landforms

  • 19. 
    Where a river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, reservoir, flat arid area or another river.
    • A. 

      River's Source

    • B. 

      River's Mouth

    • C. 

      Delta

  • 20. 
    It is the point where the river starts.
    • A. 

      River's Mouth

    • B. 

      River's Source

    • C. 

      Delta

  • 21. 
    A river or stream that does not reach the ocean.
    • A. 

      Runoff

    • B. 

      Drainage Basin

    • C. 

      Tributaries

  • 22. 
    A large, bowl-shaped depression in the surface of the land or ocean floor.
    • A. 

      Deflation

    • B. 

      Basin

    • C. 

      Drainage Basin

  • 23. 
    An extent or area of land where water from rain and melting snow or ice drains downhill into a body of water, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea or ocean.
    • A. 

      Drainage Basin

    • B. 

      Basin

    • C. 

      Tributaries

  • 24. 
    The degree of change in elevation over a length of land.
    • A. 

      Contour Lines

    • B. 

      Slope

    • C. 

      Interval

  • 25. 
    An object's height above a fixed reference point.
    • A. 

      Elevation

    • B. 

      Interval

    • C. 

      Slope

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