Landscapes Unit Pre-assessment (earth Science Regents)

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Landscapes Unit Pre-assessment (earth Science Regents)

A landscape is the visible feature of an area that is formed as a result of natural changes or interference of human beings. As you prepare for your earth science regents exam, the quiz below is designed to help you polish up on your landscape unit. Why don’t you give it a try and see which areas are hard for you?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which property of soil is most likely to increase, as the size of the soil particles get smaller (Standard 1.2g)?
    • A. 

      Capillarity

    • B. 

      Permeability

    • C. 

      Infiltration

    • D. 

      Porosity

    • E. 

      Magnanimity

  • 2. 
    Condensation is often triggered as water vapor that is rising in the atmosphere (Standard 1.2g):
    • A. 

      Cools

    • B. 

      Warms

    • C. 

      Contracts

    • D. 

      Transpires

    • E. 

      Breaks apart

  • 3. 
    Where this stream’s velocity decreases from 300 to 200 centimeters per second, which size sediment will be deposited?  This question may require the Earth Science Reference Tables (Standard 2.1u).
    • A. 

      Cobbles

    • B. 

      Sand

    • C. 

      Silt

    • D. 

      Clay

    • E. 

      Boulders

  • 4. 
    The shape of elongated hills labeled drumlins is most useful in determining the (Standard 2.1u):
    • A. 

      Age of the glacier

    • B. 

      Direction of glacial movement

    • C. 

      Thickness of the glacial ice

    • D. 

      Rate of glacial movement

    • E. 

      Rate of global climate change

  • 5. 
    The table below describes the characteristics of three landscape regions, A, B, and C, found in the United States.  Which list best identifies landscapes A, B, and C?  This question may require the Earth Science Reference Tables (Standard 1.2r).
    • A. 

      A- mountain, B - plain, C - plateau

    • B. 

      A - plain, B - plateau, C - mountain

    • C. 

      A - plateau, B - mountain, C - plain

    • D. 

      A - plain, B - mountain, C - plateau

    • E. 

      A- plateau, B – plain, C - mountain

  • 6. 
    The rate at which particles are deposited by a stream is least affected by the (Standard 2.1v):
    • A. 

      Size and shape of the particles

    • B. 

      Velocity of the stream

    • C. 

      Density of the particles

    • D. 

      Stream’s elevation above sea level

  • 7. 
    The opposite of erosion is (Standard 2.1w):
    • A. 

      Motion

    • B. 

      Sediment

    • C. 

      Traveling

    • D. 

      Extrusion

    • E. 

      Deposition

  • 8. 
    The diagram below shows a sample of conglomerate.  Which agent of erosion was most likely responsible for shaping the pebbles that can be seen in this rock (Standard 2.1t)?
    • A. 

      Mass movement

    • B. 

      Strong winds

    • C. 

      Accretion

    • D. 

      Running water

    • E. 

      Glacial ice

  • 9. 
    Which of the following agents of erosion usually deposits sediments that are NOT sorted by size (Standard 2.1t)?
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Streams and rivers

    • C. 

      Glaciers

    • D. 

      Glacial meltwater

  • 10. 
    The process of physical weathering and erosion shape Earth’s landforms by (Standard 2.1p):
    • A. 

      Increasing the elevation of Earth’s surface

    • B. 

      Lowering the elevation of Earth’s surface

    • C. 

      Changing the composition of Earth’s surface

    • D. 

      Bending rock layers near Earth’s surface

    • E. 

      Causing global climate change

  • 11. 
    Rate, on a scale of 1 – 4, 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest, how much you already know about Earth’s landscapes (mountains, plateaus, glaciers, valleys, escarpments, streams, etc.).
  • 12. 
    Rate, on a scale of 1 – 4, 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest, how interested are you in Earth’s landscapes (mountains, plateaus, glaciers, valleys, escarpments, streams, etc.).