Intermediate 2 Limestone

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Intermediate 2 Limestone


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  • 1. 
    What area of the British Isles is a limestone upland area?
    • A. 

      Cairngorms

    • B. 

      Yorkshire Dales

    • C. 

      Lake District

    • D. 

      Norfolk Broads

  • 2. 
    What does rainwater dissolve in limestone to create characteristic features?
    • A. 

      Sodium carbonate

    • B. 

      Calcium bicarbonate

    • C. 

      Calcium carbonate

    • D. 

      Sodium bicarbonate

  • 3. 
    What best describes limestone?
    • A. 

      Impermeable

    • B. 

      Permeable

    • C. 

      Hard surface

    • D. 

      Smooth

  • 4. 
    Water flows through the limestone joints and bedding planes dissolving the rock overtime.  The cavern becomes larger, this makes the roof unstable and eventually it will collapse to form what feature?
    • A. 

      Staligmite

    • B. 

      Limestone pavement

    • C. 

      Gorge

    • D. 

      Swallow hole

    • E. 

      Spring

  • 5. 
    Which limestone feature is not found underground?
    • A. 

      Staligmite

    • B. 

      Stalactite

    • C. 

      Spring

    • D. 

      Cavern

    • E. 

      Pillar

  • 6. 
    Which land use would not be found in limestone areas?
    • A. 

      Quarrying

    • B. 

      Recreation

    • C. 

      Water storage

    • D. 

      Military

  • 7. 
    Who would not be in conflict with quarrying in a limestone area?
    • A. 

      Building trade

    • B. 

      Conservation groups

    • C. 

      Local Hotel owners

  • 8. 
    On an OS Map a limestone area can be identified by
    • A. 

      Large floodplains

    • B. 

      High mountain peaks

    • C. 

      The dissapearance of flowing water

    • D. 

      Good farmland

  • 9. 
    Where would you find stalactites?
    • A. 

      In a gorge

    • B. 

      On a limestone pavement

    • C. 

      On a cavern floor

    • D. 

      On a cavern roof

    • E. 

      On both a cavern roof and floor