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Geomorphology: Quiz

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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Grand Canyon, Arizona
  Grand Canyon, Arizona
  Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley looking toward the Cottonwood Mountains from the north west arm of Star Dune (2003)
  Wind-eroded alcove near Moab, Utah

Question 2: To help categorize landscape scales some geomorphologists use the following ________:
Military taxonomyFolk taxonomyBiological classificationTaxonomy

Question 3: 1st - ________, ocean basin, climatic zone (~10,000,000 km2)
North AmericaAsiaContinentEurope

Question 4: Early studies in geomorphology are the foundation for pedology, one of two main branches of ________.
Physical geographySoil scienceEarth scienceGeology

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Wind-eroded alcove near Moab, Utah
  Grand Canyon, Arizona
  Example of mass wasting at Palo Duro Canyon, Texas
  Features of a glacial landscape

Question 6: Perhaps the earliest one to devise a theory of geomorphology was the polymath Chinese scientist and statesman ________ (1031-1095 AD).
Song DynastyTang DynastyShen KuoHan Dynasty

Question 7: ________, or mountain range (~1,000,000 km2)
Baltic ShieldKomatiiteBasaltGranite

Question 8: ________, while geographically restricted, are effective agents of landscape change.
Little Ice AgeGlacierIce sheetCurrent sea level rise

Question 9: Denudation occurs by ________ and mass wasting, which produces sediment that is transported and deposited elsewhere within the landscape or off the coast.
River deltaDuneErosionMouth bar

Question 10: Computer ________ is also valuable for testing that a particular model yields results with properties similar to real terrain.
Social sciencesComputer simulationSimulationVideo game genres







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