Dynamic Planet 2011

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  • 1. 
     Excessive pumping of a well can reverse the natural flow of groundwater into a river, causing a fall in the water level in the river.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
     Bottled water often is advertised as "artesian well water." Artesian water is groundwater that is naturally filtered by an aquifer composed of fine, porous material—this artesian water can be put directly into bottles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following combinations make for the best groundwater reservoir?
    • A. 

      Low permeability, low porosity

    • B. 

      Low permeability, high porosity

    • C. 

      High permeability, low porosity

    • D. 

      High permeability, high porosity

  • 4. 
    When using stream ________ to classify a stream, the sizes range from a first order stream all the way to the largest, a 12th order stream.
    • A. 

      Science

    • B. 

      Velocity

    • C. 

      Drainage

    • D. 

      Order

  • 5. 
    When a stalactite meets a stalagmite, the result is a _____.
    • A. 

      Dripstone

    • B. 

      Tombolo

    • C. 

      Pillar

    • D. 

      Doline

  • 6. 
    What is the most notable feature absent from a karst landscape?
    • A. 

      Vegetation

    • B. 

      Exposed rock

    • C. 

      Surface drainage

    • D. 

      Vegetation

  • 7. 
     Streams that are classified as fourth through sixth order are___________ streams.
    • A. 

      Headwater

    • B. 

      River

    • C. 

      Delta

    • D. 

      medium

  • 8. 
    What does the term “uvala” refer to?
    • A. 

      A steep-sided hill forming through karst erosion

    • B. 

      A newly formed doline

    • C. 

      A linear landform generated by a series of intersecting dolines

    • D. 

      A collapsed doline with a radius of greater than 10 meters

  • 9. 
    Water can flow in streams even during periods of drought due to groundwater seeping into the streambanks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    This is an example of what type of drainage pattern?
    • A. 

      Annular

    • B. 

      Deranged

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      Trellis

  • 11. 
    This is an example of what type of drainage pattern?
    • A. 

      Annular

    • B. 

      Deranged

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      Trellis

  • 12. 
    This is an example of what type of drainage pattern?
    • A. 

      Annular

    • B. 

      Deranged

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      Trellis

  • 13. 
    This is an example of what type of drainage pattern?
    • A. 

      Annular

    • B. 

      Deranged

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      Trellis

  • 14. 
    This is an example of what type of drainage pattern?
    • A. 

      Parallel

    • B. 

      Radial

    • C. 

      Dendritic

    • D. 

      Deranged

  • 15. 
    This diagram shows ___________________.
    • A. 

      Drainage patterns

    • B. 

      Stream order

    • C. 

      Stream load

    • D. 

      Stream deposition

  • 16. 
    The water table is the altitude (below ground) where the water level in a well will rise to when the well taps a confined aquifer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The porosity and permeability of an aquifer define its ability to yield water to wells in productive amounts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The most productive wells tap large open areas in subsurface rocks—including horizontal fissures, caverns, and lava tubes, which have connections to the land surface—thus allowing the aquifer to be recharged quickly by precipitation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The main _____________ is defined as the principal channel within a given drainage basin, into which all of the tributary streams in a drainage basin flow.
    • A. 

      Stem

    • B. 

      V shaped valley

    • C. 

      Watershed

    • D. 

      Basin

  • 20. 
    The heaviest users of groundwater for drinking water and other public uses are the Southwest desert States, where surface water is scarce.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The brilliant colors around hot springs and geysers are _____.
    • A. 

      Very short lived

    • B. 

      Due to high pressure

    • C. 

      Best seen in winter

    • D. 

      Due to algae

  • 22. 
    Streams that are classified as fourth through sixth order are medium streams while anything larger (up to 12th order) is considered a ___________. 
    • A. 

      Headwater

    • B. 

      River

    • C. 

      Delta

    • D. 

      Tributary

  • 23. 
    Solution in underground caverns leaves depositional features such as the icicle-like ____.
    • A. 

      Stalactites

    • B. 

      Dripstones

    • C. 

      Pillars

    • D. 

      Stalagmites

  • 24. 
    Numerous landforms characterize areas of karst topography. Which of the following is not one of those landforms?
    • A. 

      Kame

    • B. 

      Collapse doline

    • C. 

      Sinkhole

    • D. 

      Uvala

  • 25. 
    Most wells are shallow because a significant amount of water cannot be obtained from wells deeper than about 500 feet; it is impossible at the moment to pump water that deep in the earth to the land surface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False