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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 34

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) braided stream
b) midstream bar
c) an apex
d) a bajada
e) a terrace

Question 2:


a) arroyo
b) meander
c) ephemeral stream
d) oxbow lake
e) bajada

Question 3:


a) bluff
b) oxbow lake
c) bajada
d) floodplain
e) gully

Question 4:


a) shelf
b) delta
c) terrace
d) distributary
e) oxbow

Question 5:


a) Birdfoot
b) Fan-foreset
c) Topset
d) Bottomset
e) Midset

Question 6:


a) Topset
b) Foreset
c) Birdfoot
d) Bottomset
e) Midset

Question 7:


a) natural levees
b) incised meanders
c) oxbow lakes
d) alluvial fans
e) bottomset beds

Question 8:


a) numerous sand and gravel bars in its channel
b) a single, sinuous channel
c) a broad shallow channel
d) a deep, narrow valley
e) long, straight reaches and waterfalls

Question 9:


a) alluvial fans
b) deltas
c) point bars
d) natural levees
e) deltas

Question 10:


a) Volume of the stream
b) Amount of sediment in the stream
c) Strength and height of tides
d) Configuration of the continental shelf
e) None of the above are a factor.

Question 11:


a) mature
b) meandering
c) braided
d) youthful
e) infrequent

Question 12:


a) of energy losses due to water flow over pools and riffles
b) the landscape is millions of years old
c) the river suddenly slows down
d) the river suddenly speeds up
e) the gradient of the river increases

Question 13:


a) build far offshore
b) be spread along the coastline
c) have many parallel islands and channels
d) have a smoothly curved front
e) has a jagged front with ‘birdtoes’

Question 14:


a) braid deltas
b) fan-forest deltas
c) table channel mouth deltas
d) wave-influenced deltas

Question 15:


a) build far offshore
b) be spread along the coastline
c) have most deposition take place in point bars upstream
d) have a smoothly curved front

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