Landform Definitions

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Landform Definitions

A quiz to help learn the definitions of common landforms. 3rd Grade specific


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a bay?
    • A. 

      A man-made channel of water.

    • B. 

      A steep-sided narrow valley.

    • C. 

      Small part of a sea or lake partly surrounded by land.

  • 2. 
    A Canyon is a...?
    • A. 

      Large inland body of water.

    • B. 

      A narrow valley with steep cliff walls.

    • C. 

      Long narrow hollow lying between 2 higher areas

  • 3. 
    What is a Harbor?     OR  
    • A. 

      A low wet land with grasses and reeds. And no trees.

    • B. 

      A body of water cut off from an ocean by a reef or low strip of land.

    • C. 

      An area of water where you can anchor ships, or boats.

  • 4. 
    What is a Volcano?
    • A. 

      An opening in the earth through which lava, smoke, and gases come out.

    • B. 

      A low land that has more trees than a marsh and more water.

    • C. 

      A large flat or level area of land

  • 5. 
    An Island is a...
    • A. 

      A piece of land almost completely surrounded by water.

    • B. 

      Piece of land completely surrounded by water.

    • C. 

      An ocean reef made up of coral and other animal organisms

  • 6. 
    Coral Reefs are...
    • A. 

      A high prominent point on a rocky coastline. great places for light houses.

    • B. 

      An ocean reef made up of coral and other animal organisms.

    • C. 

      A large, flat or level area of land

  • 7. 
    What is an isthmus?
    • A. 

      A narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas

    • B. 

      A large, flat or level area of land

    • C. 

      A narrow piece of water connecting 2 larger bodies of water.

  • 8. 
    What are canals?
    • A. 

      Man made, long and narrow strip of water made for boats, joining two lakes, or oceans

    • B. 

      A shallow body of water separated from the ocean by reefs

    • C. 

      Deep steep-sided narrow valley

  • 9. 
    A crater is a...
    • A. 

      A narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas

    • B. 

      A large, flat or level area of land.

    • C. 

      A bowl-shaped depression or hollow on top of volcanos or on land.

  • 10. 
    A Plateau is a...  OR 
    • A. 

      An elevated, mostly level area of land.

    • B. 

      A piece of land almost completely surrounded by water

    • C. 

      A high prominent point on a rocky coastline. great places for light houses.

  • 11. 
    A Strait is...
    • A. 

      A deep sided valley

    • B. 

      A long narrow hollow on the earth's surface, between two high areas.

    • C. 

      A narrow body of water, connecting 2 larger bodies of water.

  • 12. 
    What good is a Point?
    • A. 

      Good for sticking people with.

    • B. 

      Good place for light houses.

    • C. 

      A way to argue with your sister.

  • 13. 
    A peninsula is what kind of land?
    • A. 

      A piece of land almost completely surrounded by water

    • B. 

      A piece of land surrounded by water.

    • C. 

      An opening in the earth where lava and gases come from.

  • 14. 
    A Desert is...
    • A. 

      A barren land area with little or no plants or water

    • B. 

      Something we get after dinner.

    • C. 

      A low spongy wetland covered with thick grasses and reeds

  • 15. 
    A Swamp is...
    • A. 

      A low-land area like a marsh with trees and more water.

    • B. 

      A small area of sea or lake partly surrounded by water

    • C. 

      Where the Gators play.

  • 16. 
    What is a plain?
    • A. 

      A barren land area with little or no plants or water.

    • B. 

      Good place for light houses.

    • C. 

      A large, flat or level area of land

  • 17. 
    What is a marsh?
    • A. 

      A low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation and reeds.

    • B. 

      A barren land area with little or no plants or water

    • C. 

      A low-land area like a marsh with trees and more water.

  • 18. 
    Where is most of Earth's fresh water?
    • A. 

      Lakes and ponds

    • B. 

      Rivers

    • C. 

      Glaciers and ice caps

    • D. 

      Oceans

  • 19. 
    How much of the Earth is covered in water?
    • A. 

      1/4

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      The entire planet

  • 20. 
    Into what do most rivers flow?
    • A. 

      A stream or another river

    • B. 

      A lake or pond

    • C. 

      A sea or ocean

    • D. 

      A glacier or ice cap

  • 21. 
    Old mountains have pointy tops?    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Where is the lava in the picture of the volcano?
    • A. 

      Location N

    • B. 

      Location M

    • C. 

      Location L

  • 23. 
    Based on the shape of the valley in the picture, how was it made?
    • A. 

      By a glacier

    • B. 

      By a River

    • C. 

      By a Volcano

    • D. 

      By wind erosion

  • 24. 
    What type of landform is in the picture?
    • A. 

      Glacier

    • B. 

      Volcano

    • C. 

      Canyon

    • D. 

      Cavern