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5 Matching questions

  1. pleistocene epoch
  2. triangular facet
  3. horns
  4. crescentic gouge
  5. terminal
  1. a pyramid shaped peaks created by the presence of 3 (+) cirques is known as a ______________________
  2. b 1 individual half moon shaped fracture on glaciated rock
  3. c (end moraine) at the absolute farthest point a glacier has reached
  4. d the triangular face where an arete is cut off by another glacier
  5. e division of the geological time scale (2 mill - 3 mill years ago)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a deposit of sediment formed where a glacial stream entered into a proglacial lake
  2. dunes: long ridges of sand that form parallel to the prevailing wind and where sand supplies are moderate
  3. a mountain peak that sticks out above a glacier is called a _____________
  4. process by ice and its load of rock fragments sliding over bedrock, and they function like sand paper to polish the surface (friction)
  5. a ramp shaped DEPOSIT of sediment with one shallow side and one steep-side is known as a _______________ (shallow side represents direction the glacier is moving) glacier moves up the steep end of the deposit.

5 True/False questions

  1. zone of accumulationthe flat area at the end of a glacier where meltwater flows and deposits sediments (have a braided stream pattern)


  2. glacial budgetthe balance or lack of balance between accumulation at the upper-end of a glacier and loss at the lower end


  3. dropstoneelevation above which snow remains year-round is the


  4. alluvial fanformation when run off falls from the base of mountain


  5. tidewater glaciersvalley glaciers that end in a lake or ocean