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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 36

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Question 1:


a) ice age
b) glaciation
c) deglaciation
d) interglacial
e) cryospheration

Question 2:


a) firn
b) basal ice
c) roche moutonnee
d) karst
e) foehn

Question 3:


a) accumulation
b) precipitation
c) ablation
d) compression
e) phreation

Question 4:


a) Bedrock temperature
b) Weight of overlying ice
c) Pressure
d) Direction of flow
e) All of these factors affect basal ice temperature.

Question 5:


a) glaciation
b) advance
c) slide
d) ablation
e) surge

Question 6:


a) abrasion
b) plucking
c) scouring
d) glacial creep
e) surging

Question 7:


a) Earth’s orbit
b) Sun’s heat output
c) sunlight reflected by the earth
d) Earth’s inner core temperature

Question 8:


a) the dividing line between the zone of accumulation and ablation
b) the elevation above which snow never melts
c) the elevation where the average annual temperature is below freezing
d) the tree line where trees do not grow

Question 9:


a) seracs
b) plugs
c) series
d) valley glaciers
e) plateau glaciers

Question 10:


a) upglacier movement of equilibrium line will occur
b) its accumulation rate is greater than its wastage rate
c) all flow ceases
d) the glacier's length increases
e) crevasses will no longer form

Question 11:


a) rock creep
b) surging
c) fracture
d) plastic flow
e) basal slip

Question 12:


a) grooves
b) striations
c) polish
d) till
e) flour

Question 13:


a) Plate tectonics
b) Crutal bulging
c) Volcanic activity
d) Orbital variations
e) Increased sea levels

Question 14:


a) Melting
b) Evaporation
c) Sublimation
d) Wind erosion
e) Washing

Question 15:


a) Weight
b) Slope
c) Gravity
d) a, b, and c
e) None of the above.

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