Glaciers Review
Objectives
To review the Prescribed Learning Outcomes and Vocabulary for the Glaciers Unit.
It is time to review your knowledge of Glaciers in preparation for the Unit Test.


Glaciers Review

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1. Which agent is responsible for the transportation and deposition of loess as illustrated on the map above?

A. mass wasting B. running water C. prevailing winds D. evaporation of an inland sea Explanation

2. Loess deposition is economically beneficial because it provides

A. fertile soil. B. metallic ores. C. commercial salt flats. D. gravel for construction. Explanation

3. Evidence of the furthest advance of a glacier would be the presence of

A. eskers. B. drumlins. C. crags and tails. D. terminal moraines. Explanation

4. Which letter in the diagram above indicates a truncated spur?

A. W B. X C. Y D. Z Explanation

5. Which processes are associated with the features identified in the diagram above?

A. plucking and abrasion B. ice-wedging and saltation C. quarrying and salinization D. frost shattering and deflation Explanation

6. When the ice at location X melts, the resulting feature will be a(n)

A. kettle lake. B. crag and tail. C. truncated spur. D. hanging valley. Explanation

7. Which pair of features is the result of deposition by a continental glacier?

A. eskers and arÍtes B. cirques and kettles C. striations and erratics D. moraines and drumlins Explanation

8. Which diagram illustrates a fjord coastline? A B C D Explanation

9. A long, narrow, winding ridge composed of stratified gravel is a(n)

A. esker. B. drumlin. C. moraine. D. crag and tail. Explanation

10. The description “a long, narrow lake in a glacial trough” defines a

A. tarn lake. B. playa lake. C. kettle lake. D. finger lake. Explanation

11. The feature labelled X in the diagram above is a(n)

A. arÍte. B. cirque. C. truncated spur. D. pyramidal peak. Explanation

12. The feature labelled Y in the diagram above is composed of

A. glacial moraine debris. B. fine textured rock flour.
C. angular, melt water material.
D. sorted, water deposited material. Explanation

13. Which process most accurately explains the coastline pattern on the map above?

A. the flooding of river valleys B. the erosion of coastal headlands

C. the submergence of glacial troughs D. the creation of hanging valleys by tributary glaciers Explanation

14. After the glacier recedes, the resulting feature at X in the diagram above will be a(n)

A. arÍte. B. cirque. C. truncated spur. D. medial moraine. Explanation

15. The processes that shaped the features in the diagram above are

A. plucking and abrasion. B. quarrying and attrition. C. weathering and corrosion.

D. frost shattering and deflation. Explanation

16. In which feature would materials for highway construction be found?

A. a tarn B. an arÍte C. a cirque D. an esker Explanation


Assignment Work

1) Begin studying for the Unit Test and do the review questions above.

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