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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 40

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Question 1:


a) Desert pavement
b) Yardang
c) Dune
d) Deflation hollow
e) All are degradational landforms.

Question 2:


a) saltation
b) solution
c) surface creep
d) suspension
e) stratification

Question 3:


a) reptation
b) saltation
c) suspension
d) solution
e) stratification

Question 4:


a) Longitudinal
b) Recumbent
c) Parabolic
d) Barchan
e) Transverse

Question 5:


a) Parabolic
b) Transverse
c) Barchan
d) Longitudinal
e) None of the above.

Question 6:


a) flash floods
b) deflation by wind
c) chemical weathering
d) volcanic ash covering the desert

Question 7:


a) a minor weathering product
b) a thin crust over lag surfaces
c) black and shiny
d) All of the above.

Question 8:


a) crescent-shaped dunes
b) ridges parallel to the wind direction
c) ridges transverse to the wind direction
d) streamlined bedrock hills
e) longitudinal dunes with a Y-shaped junction

Question 9:


a) sand
b) clay
c) silt
d) All of the above.

Question 10:


a) Will not provide good root support for plants
b) It is poor in plant nutrients
c) Will not allow water to penetrate
d) Forms many of the world’s best agricultural soils.

Question 11:


a) erg
b) yardang
c) aeolian clast
d) ventifact
e) erratic

Question 12:


a) barchans
b) ripples
c) intermediate dunes
d) parabolic dunes
e) zibars

Question 13:


a) star dunes
b) barchans
c) ripples
d) parabolic dunes
e) complex dune

Question 14:


a) Western North America
b) Central North America
c) Southern South America
d) North Africa
e) Eastern Australia

Question 15:


a) Heterogeneous and impermeable
b) Homogeneous and impermeable
c) Heterogeneous and porous
d) Homogeneous and porous
e) Heterogeneous or homogeneous and porous

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