Glaciers

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Glacier Quizzes & Trivia

A test to evaluate your current knowledge of the world of glaciers. This simply includes: deposits, formations, budgets, and more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What feature can be formed where a tributary glacier flows into a main/trunk glacier?
    • A. 

      Horn

    • B. 

      Arete

    • C. 

      Terminal morraine

    • D. 

      Hanging trough

  • 2. 
    Iceberg ___ from their parent glacier.
    • A. 

      Melt

    • B. 

      Break

    • C. 

      Clave

    • D. 

      Calve

  • 3. 
    What is the area above the snowline called?
    • A. 

      Zone of wastage

    • B. 

      Zone of accumulation

    • C. 

      Norther hemisphere

    • D. 

      Latitude

  • 4. 
    In polar regions, how would you best describe polar regions?
    • A. 

      Low altitudes

    • B. 

      High altitudes

    • C. 

      Below the snowline

    • D. 

      A great distance above or below the equator

  • 5. 
    A knife edges ridge seperating agjacent glacial troughs or cirques is called?
    • A. 

      A sperate cirque

    • B. 

      Fiord

    • C. 

      Arete

    • D. 

      Medial moraine

  • 6. 
    Approximately how deep/thick is the plastic layer?
    • A. 

      Slightly below 40 meters

    • B. 

      Slightly above 40 meters

    • C. 

      Greatly above 50 meters

    • D. 

      Slightly above 50 meters

  • 7. 
    A tarn is a name for a specific what?
    • A. 

      Boulder

    • B. 

      Preexisting rock sediment deposited by glaciers

    • C. 

      Terminal morraine

    • D. 

      Lake

  • 8. 
    Abrasion most likely...
    • A. 

      Smoothes out boulders

    • B. 

      Cracks boulders

    • C. 

      Deposits loose rock sediment

    • D. 

      A cause for flash floods

  • 9. 
    Where is the largest glacier on earth located?
    • A. 

      Iceland

    • B. 

      Antartica

    • C. 

      Greenland

    • D. 

      Siberia

  • 10. 
    What is the elevation above which we find permanent snow?
    • A. 

      Water table

    • B. 

      Zone of accumulation

    • C. 

      Snow line

    • D. 

      Zone of snow

  • 11. 
    Tell the difference between ice sheets and glaciers.
  • 12. 
    A young glacier driving over rocks would most likely form?