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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 30

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) shearing stress
b) friction
c) angle of repose
d) pressure
e) distance material falls

Question 2:


a) landslide
b) soil creep
c) mudflow
d) avalanche
e) slumping

Question 3:


a) A scar on the slope
b) Slump block
c) Talus cone
d) Canyon
e) Caldera

Question 4:


a) Wash
b) A free fall
c) Solifluction
d) Shearing
e) An earth flow

Question 5:


a) snow avalanches
b) topples
c) rainsplash erosion
d) creep
e) wash

Question 6:


a) ice wedges
b) landslides
c) washes
d) shearing stress
e) talus cones

Question 7:


a) the changing of a grade causing an avalanche
b) the removal of clay in suspension and its accumulation downslope
c) burrowing below a surface causing a cave-in
d) gullies filling with rainwater

Question 8:


a) wash and rill loss calculator
b) rill soil loss system
c) universal soil loss equation
d) Cannot be calculated.
e) Ohms law

Question 9:


a) glacier
b) slide
c) rock Face
d) regolith
e) storm flow

Question 10:


a) Soil carried downslope by rain
b) Debris carried by ice
c) Rock carried by snow
d) Dust blown by wind
e) Rock tumbles downhill

Question 11:


a) Rainsplash erosion
b) The human factor
c) Mantle slides
d) Glaciers
e) Earthquake shocks

Question 12:


a) 50–100 kilometres per hr
b) 100–150 kilometres per hr
c) 250–300 kilometres per hr
d) 350–400 kilometres per hr
e) 450–500 kilometres per hr

Question 13:


a) incoherent materials, such as lake or glacier deposits
b) solid bedrock
c) glaciers
d) avalanches
e) high clay areas

Question 14:


a) fast moving ice and water
b) fast moving ice and rock
c) mud and ice
d) ice only
e) slow moving rock and ice

Question 15:


a) some of them occur almost imperceptibly
b) our standards to measure them are inaccurate
c) they occur too quickly to measure
d) we have not studied them long enough
e) they are too unpredictable to measure

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