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Global Quiz #1

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Archipelago
An expanse of water with many small islands scattered in it, or a group of islands
Bay
indented part of a coastline where the water juts into the land
Canyon
Steep-sided valley cut in rock by river
Cape
An area of coastline that juts out into water
Coastline
Land that lies along an ocean or other body of water
dam
Barrier built to block water
Desert
arid barren land
Glacier
large body of ice moving slowly down a mountain
Gulf
part of an ocean that extends into a land area
Hill
Raised area of land, lower than a mountain, that usually has rounded tops
Inlet
A narrow water passage
Island
A body of land, smaller than a continent. that is entirely surrounded by water
Isthmus
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
Lake
Body of water surrounded entirely by land, It usually has fresh. not salt, water
Mountain
Raised area of land, higher than a hill. Often having steep, rocky sides
Mountain Range
A chain of mountains
Ocean
A large body of water separating continents
Peninsula
Land surrounded by water except for a narrow neck joining it to a larger land mass
Plain
Broad area of mostly flat, low-lying land
Plateau
Broad area of mostly flat, high lying land
Reservoir
Artificial lake built to collect water
River
Larger stream of water, running into a lake, sea, or ocean
River Delta
Area where a river breaks up into smaller streams before emptying into a large body of water
Sea
Large body of water, partly or entirely surrounded by land. It is usually larger than a lake, and has salt water
Sound
A long inlet of ocean, lying between ( and generally parallel to), two coast lines
Strait
Short, narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
Tributary
A stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
Valley
An area of low-lying mountains of hills.
Volcano
Hill or mountain which may discharge hot molten rock or steam