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5 Matching questions

  1. continental glacier
  2. flood plain
  3. kettle lake
  4. till
  5. mass wasting
  1. a is an area of land on either side of a stream that is underwater when the stream floods
  2. b the sediment left directly on the ground surface by a retreating glacier.
  3. c called ice sheets, are much larger than alpine glaciers and can cover entire continents. Today, covers most of Greenland and Antarctica.
  4. d the downhill movements of masses of rocks and soil
  5. e a bowl shaped depression that was formed by a block of ice from a glacier and then became filled with water.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. a deposit of till left behind by a retreating glacier.
  3. the blanket of till that a glacier deposits its bottom.
  4. the highest part in the ground that is saturated, or completely filled with water.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

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


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


  3. glacieris a large mass of ice that moves over land


  4. slumpis a slide of loose debris that moves as a single unit


  5. barrier islandthe process in which weathered particles are picked up and moved from one place to another.