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Mrs. Storiz Geology Chapter 5 Test

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  1. till
  2. flood plain
  3. meandering
  4. spit
  5. moraine
  1. a the sediment left directly on the ground surface by a retreating glacier.
  2. b a deposit of till left behind by a retreating glacier.
  3. c is an area of land on either side of a stream that is underwater when the stream floods
  4. d curves and bands that form a twisting, looping pattern in a stream channel
  5. e A sandbar that has built up above the water surface and is joined to the land at one end

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. is a long, narrow island that develops parallel to a coast. It forms a barrier between the ocean waves and the shore of the mainland.
  2. is a ridge of sand built up by action of waves and currents.
  3. 2 kinds: flowing and sliding.
  4. is a fan shaped deposit of sediment at the base of a mountain. It forms where is a stream leaves a steep valley and enters a flatter plain.
  5. called ice sheets, are much larger than alpine glaciers and can cover entire continents. Today, covers most of Greenland and Antarctica.

5 True/False Questions

  1. long shore driftis the zig-zag movement of sand along a beach. Sand is pushed at an angle.


  2. sliding glacier movementice near surface is brittle and cracks often form in it. Deep inside, ice doesn't break due to pressure on top.


  3. depositionthe part of the erosion process in which sediment is placed in a new location, or deposited.


  4. alpine glacieris a large mass of ice that moves over land


  5. deltais an area of land formed by the buildup of sediment at the end, or mouth of a river.


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