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5 Matching questions

  1. lateral moraine
  2. alluvial fan
  3. caverns
  4. alpine glacier
  5. erosion
  1. a the process in which weathered particles are picked up and moved from one place to another.
  2. b 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.
  3. c large caves
  4. d the ridges of till deposited at the sides of a glacier.
  5. e called valley glaciers, form in mountains and flow down through valleys.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The area of land in which water drains into a stream system, the water eventually drains into a lake or an ocean.
  2. the weight of a glacier and heat from Earth cause ice at the bottom of a glacier to melt. A layer of water forms under the glacier, and it starts sliding along on the layer of water.
  3. 2 kinds: flowing and sliding.
  4. is an area of land formed by the buildup of sediment at the end, or mouth of a river.
  5. wind blows away all the smallest particles from a mixture sand, silt and gravel, leaves behind a stony surface.

5 True/False questions

  1. flood plaina deposit of till left behind by a retreating glacier.


  2. long shore driftis the movement of water along a shore as waves strike the shore at an angle.


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


  4. mudflowa major type of mass wasting


  5. continental glaciercalled ice sheets, are much larger than alpine glaciers and can cover entire continents. Today, covers most of Greenland and Antarctica.


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