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Landforms Quiz

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Landform
a physical feature on Earth's surface
Source of river
place where a river begins
Tributary
a stream or river that flows into a larger river
Mouth of river
place where a river empties into a larger body of water
Basin
bowl-shaped area of land surrounded by higher land
Canyon
a deep, narrow valley with steep sides
Plains
large areas of flat or gently rolling land
Coastal plain
area of flat land along a sea or ocean
Plateau
an area of high, flat land
Mountain range
A row of connected mountains
Delta
triangle-shaped area of land at the mouth of a river
Valley
low land between hills or mountains
Bay
inlet of the sea or of some other body of water, usually smaller than a gulf
Cape
a point of land extending into a body of water
Gulf
part of an ocean extending into land and usually larger than a bay
Mesa
flat-topped mountain with steep sides
Peninsula
land that is almost completely surrounded by water
Island
a piece of land surrounded by water
Lake
an inland body of water
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