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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 37

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) Wisconsinan
b) Kansan complex
c) Illinoisan
d) Idahoan
e) All were recent glaciations.

Question 2:


a) Wisconsinan
b) Kansan complex
c) Illinoisan
d) Idahoan
e) All were recent glaciations.

Question 3:


a) Stratified drift
b) Till
c) Drumlins
d) Eskers
e) Moraines

Question 4:


a) Basal
b) Ablation
c) Nuvee
d) Arête
e) Ogive

Question 5:


a) mountain glaciers
b) alpine glaciers
c) the Antarctic icecap
d) the Greenland ice sheet

Question 6:


a) account for all known Pleistocene ice advances
b) account for almost all Pleistocene ice advances
c) are only the last of many more Pleistocene ice advances
d) The Wisconsin glaciations was not a part of the Pleistocene ice advance.

Question 7:


a) the freezing of sea water
b) river ice which is carried out to sea
c) calving
d) water freezing on the sea floor and floating to the surface

Question 8:


a) are known to have ended
b) are the only ones known in geologic history
c) Both of the above.
d) None of the above.

Question 9:


a) form when a glacier in a valley cuts deeper than the tributary glacier
b) are a common location for waterfalls
c) are among the few cases of tributary valleys that do not meet
d) All of the above.

Question 10:


a) Fine clay
b) Well-sorted outwash sand
c) A polished rock outcrop
d) Unsorted sand, gravel, and clay in a moraine

Question 11:


a) Horn
b) Arête
c) Cirque
d) Drumlin
e) Rock steps

Question 12:


a) Only continental glaciers leave moraines.
b) Only mountain glaciers produce striations.
c) Only continental glaciers produce cirques.
d) None of the above.

Question 13:


a) the presence of rock steps
b) the presence of cirques
c) their characteristic V-shape
d) their characteristics U-shape
e) None of the above.

Question 14:


a) on the side of a glacier
b) at the top of the glacier
c) at the end of the glacier
d) None of the above.

Question 15:


a) inselberg
b) drumlin
c) cirque
d) till
e) lateral moraine

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