Geography Mapping And Practical Skills #3

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Geography Quizzes & Trivia

Multiple choice questions dealing mostly with landforms, and understanding of contour mapping.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A braided channel:
    • A. 

      Is a single stream that comprises a network of intertwining channels

    • B. 

      A number of streams that consist of a network of interconnected channels

    • C. 

      Is a series of twisted streams

    • D. 

      Is a single channel

  • 2. 
    The physical feature formed at the end of a river, where sediment tends to settle is referred to as:
    • A. 

      A delta

    • B. 

      A waterfall

    • C. 

      A watershed

    • D. 

      A tributary

  • 3. 
    An ox bow lake may best be described as
    • A. 

      An embankment alongside a stream

    • B. 

      A “v” shaped lake that remains after a river has cut across the narrow neck of a meander

    • C. 

      A complete loop in a stream

    • D. 

      A “u” shaped lake remains after a river has cut across the narrow neck of a meander

  • 4. 
    One meander is illustrated by the points
    • A. 

      CD

    • B. 

      GH

    • C. 

      EF

    • D. 

      CD & GH

    • E. 

      CD, EF & GH

  • 5. 
    Sediment or point bars:
    • A. 

      Tend to build up in a meander on the inside of a meander’s bank as the water velocity is not as strong on the inside bank compared with the velocity of the outside bank

    • B. 

      Tend to build up in a meander on the inside of a meander’s bank as the water velocity is stronger on the inside bank compared with the velocity of the outside bank

    • C. 

      Only occur in braided channels

    • D. 

      Only occur in times of prolonged rainfall

  • 6. 
    The head or apex of a meander tends to be
    • A. 

      The shallowest point of a river

    • B. 

      The deepest point of a river

    • C. 

      Where one meander crosses another

    • D. 

      The area where an old river course existed

    • E. 

      A ridge of sediment

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a trig station reading?
    • A. 

      TS ● 220

    • B. 

      BM 220

    • C. 

      ● 220

    • D. 

      ▲ 220

    • E. 

      SH 220

  • 8. 
    The cross-section below corresponds to which of the following contour patterns?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 9. 
    The contour pattern below matches which of the following cross-sections?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 10. 
    The contour pattern below corresponds with which landform feature?
    • A. 

      Interlocking spurs

    • B. 

      Flood plain

    • C. 

      Truncated spurs

    • D. 

      Ridge

    • E. 

      Scarp

  • 11. 
    A round and high piece of land, not as large as a mountain, which has contours forming an oval or circle shape is a:
    • A. 

      Spur

    • B. 

      Hill

    • C. 

      Saddle

    • D. 

      Scarp

  • 12. 
    A ridge is defined as
    • A. 

      A narrow long hilltop or crest of high land

    • B. 

      A steep rocky slope

    • C. 

      An extensive area of flat land which is elevated above the surrounding land

    • D. 

      The foot of a mountain

    • E. 

      A narrow finger of land jutting out to sea

  • 13. 
    When constructing a cross-section which of the following vertical exaggeration ranges provides a good cross-section?
    • A. 

      1-5

    • B. 

      2- 4

    • C. 

      4-10

    • D. 

      10-12

  • 14. 
    A measure of the slope of the land is called:
    • A. 

      Gradient

    • B. 

      Vertical exaggeration

    • C. 

      Steepness

    • D. 

      Elevation

  • 15. 
    The formula for gradient is:
    • A. 

      A) G = distance Speed

    • B. 

      G = HS VS

    • C. 

      G = VS HS

    • D. 

      G = difference in height distance

  • 16. 
    Refer to the contour diagram below Calculate the gradient between F and G
    • A. 

      1/ •09

    • B. 

      1/ 6•1

    • C. 

      110/ 1100

    • D. 

      1/ 11

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Contours always increase or decrease in regular intervals

    • B. 

      Contours never cross but do meet up to represent a cliff face or waterfall

    • C. 

      Contours illustrate height, slope and shape of the land

    • D. 

      Contours illustrate height and shape but not slope of the land

    • E. 

      Contours always join up with themselves

  • 18. 
    Which of the following descriptions are true regarding spurs? 1.         spurs are projections of high land towards lower land 2.         truncated spurs are associated with winding rivers 3.         the depressions with concave slopes between spurs are called re-entries 4.         interlocking spurs are spurs that have been cut off by wave, river or glacial action
    • A. 

      1 & 2

    • B. 

      1 & 3

    • C. 

      2 & 3

    • D. 

      2 & 4