Geology Earth Science Glaciers

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Glacier Quizzes & Trivia

Glaciers Earth Science


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  • 1. 
    A large mass of ice that accumulates over 100s-1000s of years is called
    • A. 

      Glacier

    • B. 

      Snow

    • C. 

      Island

    • D. 

      None

  • 2. 
    Two types of glaciers are
    • A. 

      Valley and ice sheets

    • B. 

      Snow and lake

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 3. 
    Pieces of glacier break off when a glacier flows into a lake or ocean is called
    • A. 

      Calving

  • 4. 
    Valley glaciers are found
    • A. 

      Only in Antarctica and Greenland

    • B. 

      On all continents except Australia

  • 5. 
    Ice sheets are found
    • A. 

      Only in Antarctica and Greenland

    • B. 

      On all continents except Australia

  • 6. 
    What is a cirque?
    • A. 

      Pyramid like peaks

    • B. 

      Bowl shaped depressions at the head of glacial valley

  • 7. 
    What is a fiords?
    • A. 

      Drowned glacial valleys along coasts

    • B. 

      Knife like ridges

  • 8. 
    What is a horn?
    • A. 

      Pyramid like peaks

    • B. 

      Bowl shaped depressions at the head of glacial valley

  • 9. 
    What is a U shaped glacial trough?
    • A. 

      Bowl shaped depressions at the head of glacial valley

    • B. 

      Valley glaciers that widen deepen and straighten stream valleys

  • 10. 
    What are aretes?
    • A. 

      Pyramid like peaks

    • B. 

      Knife like ridges

  • 11. 
    Poorly sorted glacial material is
    • A. 

      Till

  • 12. 
    Meltwater flowing from glaciers carries large load of sediment is called
    • A. 

      Kettle

    • B. 

      Esker

    • C. 

      Braided streams

  • 13. 
    Ice sheets often produce
    • A. 

      Rolling topography

    • B. 

      Valley glaciers

  • 14. 
    Asymmetrical hills composed of till are
    • A. 

      Kettle

    • B. 

      Esker

    • C. 

      Drumlin

  • 15. 
    Depressions formed when a block of ice is left behind by a retreating glacier and buried in drift is called
    • A. 

      Kettle

    • B. 

      Drumlin

    • C. 

      Esker