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

 
Rivers Review

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1). Two features one would typically find along the upper course of a river are

A. meanders and deltas. B. plunge pools and rapids. C. oxbows and distributaries.
D. interlocking spurs and levees. Explanation

2) The type of delta shown in the map above is

A. cuspate. B. estuarine. C. bird’s foot. D. bow-shaped. Explanation

3) The drainage pattern illustrated in the diagram above is

A. trellis. B. radial. C. dendritic. D. intermittent. Explanation

4) Humans increase chances of downstream flooding by

A. logging watersheds. B. building on flood plains.
C. building hydro-electric dams.
D. developing downstream irrigation schemes. Explanation

5) Which of the following are associated with a river flood plain?

A. tributaries and eskers B. meanders and erratics C. oxbow lakes and levees
D. interfluves and potholes. Explanation

6) The conditions that produced the drainage pattern above would indicate

A. soft surface material on steep slopes. B. alternating layers of hard and soft rock. C. doming produced by magmatic intrusions. D. mountain ranges with uniform rock hardness. Explanation

7) Damming the Nile River has reduced flooding in Egypt and has increased the

A. area of the delta. B. upstream siltation. C. wetlands in the delta. D. Mediterranean fish harvest. Explanation

8) Reforestation of watersheds will increase the

A. daily run-off. B. infiltration of water. C. rate of basin discharge. D. amount of evaporation. Explanation

9). The type of drainage pattern in the diagram above is

A. trellis. B. radial. C. dendritic. D. intermittent. Explanation

10) The conditions that produce the drainage pattern above would indicate an area of

A. volcanic landscape. B. limestone topography. C. uniform rock hardness. D. alternating bands of resistant rock. Explanation

11) In the diagram above, the type of delta shown is

A. cuspate. B. estuarian. C. bird’s foot. D. bow-shaped. Explanation

12) Increased flooding in Bangladesh is caused by

A. hillside deforestation. B. irrigation diversion projects. C. the increasing severity of monsoons. D. the loss of natural vegetation in the delta. Explanation

13) Two features that result from river deposition are

A. playas and wadis. B. drumlins and eskers. C. cutbanks and waterfalls. D. slip-off slopes and levees. Explanation

14) The process that transforms vapour into a liquid is

A. conduction. B. evaporation. C. precipitation. D. condensation. Explanation

15) The immediate impact of straightening a river meander would be a(n)

A. decrease in volume. B. increase in velocity. C. increase in flooding. D. decrease in gradient. Explanation


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16) The dominant process shaping the landscape in the photograph is

A. removal of material by deflation. B. lateral cutting caused by attrition. C. vertical erosion caused by abrasion. D. dissolving of minerals by hydration. Explanation

17) The drainage pattern of Mill Valley Brook is A. radial. B. trellis. C. dendritic. D. intermittent. Explanation

18) Timmins Brook, in grid square 4933, is flowing in which direction?

A. northeast B. southeast C. northwest D. southwest Explanation

19) Stream deposition is a result of

A. increased volume. B. increased velocity. C. decreased bedload. D. decreased velocity. Explanation

20) What is the main source of global atmospheric moisture?

A. oceans B. aquifers C. lakes and rivers D. tropical rain forests Explanation

21) The feature which lies between the bluffs at 240440 and 263430 is a(n)

A. peneplain. B. flood plain. C. oxbow lake. D. drainage basin. Explanation

22) The drainage pattern illustrated in the diagram above is

A. radial. B. trellis. C. dendritic. D. intermittent. Explanation

23) Deltas similar to the one in the diagram above are called

A. cuspate. B. estuarine. C. bird’s foot. D. bow-shaped. Explanation

24). Large amounts of water stored in vegetation enter the atmosphere through

A. infiltration. B. transpiration. C. precipitation. D. condensation.
Explanation

25) Solar energy which reaches the earth’s surface is called

A. albedo. B. insolation. C. convection. D. conduction. Explanation


Assignment Work

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

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