How Well Do You Know Your River Deltas?

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How Well Do You Know Your River Deltas? - Quiz


Test your knowledge about river deltas.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Human activity does not affect river deltas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Human activity is a major factor in sinking river deltas

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  • 2. 

    Engineering projects can actually create new land.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Many engineering projects are focused on gaining land. The problem with these projects is that they often lead to compaction, which is a factor that affects sinking in river deltas.

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  • 3. 

    Engineers will be able to create enough new land to reverse the effects of sinking deltas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Many scientists believe that there is not enough sediment to be able to do this.

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  • 4. 

    The Wax River Delta has been gaining land since the 1940s.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This is one of the few places in the Mississippi Delta that is gaining land.

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  • 5. 

    River deltas are relatively old features.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    River deltas are relatively young, only a few thousand years old.

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