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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 18

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Question 1:


a) 1 million
b) 100,000
c) 65,000
d) 11,000
e) 140

Question 2:


a) worldwide drought
b) cooling trend
c) warming trend
d) climatic reversal
e) deglaciation

Question 3:


a) a glaciation
b) an interglacial
c) the Holocene
d) the Eemian interglacial
e) the Medieval Optimum

Question 4:


a) Change in the Earth’s orbit
b) Change in the tilt of the Earth’s axis
c) Sunspots
d) An eclipse
e) A teleconnection

Question 5:


a) positive feedbacks
b) negative feedbacks
c) greenhouse effects
d) teleconnections
e) Cambrian explosions

Question 6:


a) prior to AD 1000
b) around AD 1200
c) around AD 1800
d) in the 13th century
e) prior to the Holocene

Question 7:


a) The explosion of a volcano called Toba
b) a sudden period of deep freeze
c) a major glaciation
d) interglaciation
e) explosion of marine diversity

Question 8:


a) Mineral composition
b) Fossilized sea creatures
c) Isotopes
d) Ash from volcanoes
e) All of the above

Question 9:


a) Pockets of air trapped in the ice
b) Fossilized sea creatures
c) Heavy isotopes
d) Ash from volcanoes
e) Thickness of the ice core

Question 10:


a) Russia
b) Greenland
c) Antarctica
d) Arctic
e) Siberia

Question 11:


a) tree rings
b) fossilized pollen
c) farmers trade records
d) ice cores
e) lake sediments

Question 12:


a) 150
b) 1,500
c) 15, 000
d) 150,000
e) 1,500,000

Question 13:


a) volcanism
b) sea surface temperatures
c) uplifting and wearing away of the land surface
d) plate tectonics
e) intensification of greenhouse effect

Question 14:


a) positive feedback
b) negative feedback
c) teleconnection
d) anthropogenic forces

Question 15:


a) 1x
b) 2x
c) 3x
d) 4x
e) 5x

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False

Question 21:


a) True
b) False