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5 Matching Questions

  1. hierarchial diffusion
  2. mechanical weathering
  3. Loess
  4. Moraines
  5. Karst topography
  1. a landform from wind; wind blown material that is picked up from one location and deposited in different parts of the world
  2. b physical disintegration of earth's material (ex. frost action, root action, salt crystals)
  3. c a landscape shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone
  4. d moved from a higher place to a lower place (ex. Christianity
  5. e left behind when glaciers receded

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. soil creeps, mudslides, landslides, talus slopes
  2. - The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was one of the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America
  3. a scientific theory which describes the large scale motions of Earth's lithosphere.
  4. loose, unconsolidated (not cemented together into a solid rock), soil or sediments
  5. non-frontal synoptic scale low-pressure system over tropical or sub-tropical waters with organized convection (i.e. thunderstorm activity) and definite cyclonic surface wind circulation

5 True/False Questions

  1. Diffusionspreading out of a particular phenomenon (people, ideas, tech) over the earth's surface; there are three types


  2. Tsunamifaster moving body of water that comes into contact with a larger, slower moving body of water


  3. composite volcanoeshard to recognize


  4. frontal precipitationis any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that is pulled down by gravity and deposited on the Earth's surface


  5. sea breezesa wind from the sea that develops over land near coasts


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