Quiz: Can You Answer These Geology 101 Questions? #2

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 143

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  • 1. 
    Crevasses do not extend all the way to the bottom of a glacier.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The leaping of sand grains along a riverbed is known as saltation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Eskers record streams beneath a melting ice cap.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    In correlation, dinosaurs make good index fossils.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Kames are a type of non-stratified drift.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A point bar is located on the inner edge of a meander.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Outwash records streams beneath a melting ice cap.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The process of iceberg formation is known as calving.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Medial Moraine is evidence that glaciers move by turbulent flow.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Lakes in cirques are known as kettles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following features records rejuvenation?
    • A. 

      A braided channel

    • B. 

      A meander

    • C. 

      A flood plain

    • D. 

      An incised meander

  • 12. 
    Which of the following refers to the most recent era of geologic time?
    • A. 

      Paleozoic

    • B. 

      Cenozoic

    • C. 

      Jurassic

    • D. 

      Precambrian

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a feature associated with erosion by a stream?
    • A. 

      Delta

    • B. 

      Cut bank

    • C. 

      Point bar

    • D. 

      Flood plain

  • 14. 
    Which of the following terms relates to the determination of absolute time?
    • A. 

      Index fossil

    • B. 

      Disconformity

    • C. 

      Half life

    • D. 

      Nonconformity

  • 15. 
    Which of the following types of lakes is not an end product of glaciation?
    • A. 

      Tarn

    • B. 

      Finger lake

    • C. 

      Ox bow

    • D. 

      Kettle

  • 16. 
    Which of the following features indicates that the Earth's crust has elastic properties?
    • A. 

      Raised beaches

    • B. 

      Rias

    • C. 

      Tillites

    • D. 

      Incised meanders

  • 17. 
    Which of the following mass wasting processes is the slowest acting?
    • A. 

      Rock fall

    • B. 

      Mudfall

    • C. 

      Creep

    • D. 

      Rockslide

  • 18. 
    Which of the following types of moraine is the one that is responsible for glacial abrasion?
    • A. 

      Terminal moraine

    • B. 

      Medial moraine

    • C. 

      Lateral moraine

    • D. 

      Bottom moraine

  • 19. 
    General name for lakes associated with valley glaciers:
  • 20. 
    Type of flow associated with glacial ice:
  • 21. 
    The person who developed the Principle of faunal succession:
  • 22. 
    A rocky ridge between two cirque glaciers:
  • 23. 
    The name of the process used by geologists to determine absolute time:
  • 24. 
    General name given to all rock material transported by ice, after the ice has melted:
  • 25. 
    River channels on a delta are known as: