Karst In Virginia

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Karst In Virginia

Karst in Virginia Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a Karst Topography?
    • A. 

      A landscape that is characterized by high mountain ranges.

    • B. 

      A landscape that is characterized by sinkholes, springs and underground streams.

    • C. 

      A landscape that is characterized by flat plains.

    • D. 

      A landscape formed by the accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (soil and rock).

  • 2. 
    Limestone is mostly composed of what mineral? 
    • A. 

      Quartz

    • B. 

      Feldspar

    • C. 

      Biotite

    • D. 

      Calcite

  • 3. 
    Karst topography mostly occurs in what province in Virginia? 
    • A. 

      Valley and Ridge

    • B. 

      Coastal Plain

    • C. 

      Piedmont

    • D. 

      Blue Ridge

    • E. 

      Appalachian Plateau

  • 4. 
    What dissolves calcite/limestone?
    • A. 

      Basic solution

    • B. 

      Acidic solution

    • C. 

      Water

  • 5. 
    Which image is a stalagmite?
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 6. 
    What is a stalactite?
    • A. 

      Naturally formed underground chamber formed by the dissolution of limestone

    • B. 

      Steep mounds or spikes of calcium carbonate that grow up from the floor of a cave

    • C. 

      Icicle shaped features (made of calcite) that form on cave ceilings

    • D. 

      Any natural situation where water flows to the surface of the Earth from underground