Standard Grade Glaciation

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Standard Grade Glaciation

Erosion features.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which process takes place above the ice?
    • A. 

      Abrasion

    • B. 

      Plucking

    • C. 

      Freeze thaw

  • 2. 
    How is it best to describe a corrie?
    • A. 

      Wide and flat

    • B. 

      Armchair hollow

    • C. 

      Knife edge ridge

    • D. 

      U-shaped valley

  • 3. 
    Which process is responsible for deepening a corrie?
    • A. 

      Freeze thaw

    • B. 

      Plucking

    • C. 

      Abrasion

  • 4. 
    When 2 corries form back to back what feature is created?
    • A. 

      Another corrie

    • B. 

      Pyramidal peak

    • C. 

      Arete

    • D. 

      Hanging valley

    • E. 

      Truncated spur

  • 5. 
    When 3 corries form back to back what feature is created?
    • A. 

      Another corrie

    • B. 

      Pyramidal peak

    • C. 

      Arete

    • D. 

      Hanging valley

    • E. 

      Truncated spur

  • 6. 
    What feature is characterised by a waterfall?
    • A. 

      Corrie

    • B. 

      Pyramidal peak

    • C. 

      Arete

    • D. 

      Hanging valley

    • E. 

      Truncated spur

  • 7. 
    Why is a river running through a U-shaped valley called a Misfit Stream?
    • A. 

      It was responsible for forming the valley shape.

    • B. 

      It looks out of place. There was no way that it could have formed the valley shape.

    • C. 

      It is long and narrow.

    • D. 

      The river is always small.

  • 8. 
    If a lake is left in the U-shaped valley what is it known as?
    • A. 

      A reservoir

    • B. 

      A loch

    • C. 

      A ribbon lake

  • 9. 
    A hanging valley is formed by:
    • A. 

      The main glacier

    • B. 

      A tributary glacier

    • C. 

      An identical glacier

  • 10. 
    Freeze thaw weathering is still taking place in Scotland today.  The jagged rock it creates is known as:
    • A. 

      Rock

    • B. 

      Scree

    • C. 

      Debris

    • D. 

      Pebbles