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Question 1: These are prominent in ________ in Northeast Michigan.
Alpena County, MichiganAlcona County, MichiganPresque Isle County, MichiganArenac County, Michigan

Question 2: More commonly, sinkholes occur in ________ due to water main breaks or sewer collapses when old pipes give way.
Urban areaSão PauloMegalopolis (city type)City

Question 3: Sinkholes may capture surface ________ for running or standing water, but may also form in currently high and dry locations.
InfrastructureLeveeDrainageCanal

Question 4: Sinkholes have been used for centuries as disposal sites for various forms of ________.
BiofuelRecyclingZero wasteWaste

Question 5: The overburden sediments that cover buried cavities in the aquifer systems are delicately balanced by ________ fluid pressure.
Water pollutionHydrogeologyGroundwaterRiver

Question 6: ________ is the sinkhole capital of America.
North Annville Township, Lebanon County, PennsylvaniaLebanon, PennsylvaniaPalmyra, PennsylvaniaCornwall, Pennsylvania

Question 7: Sinkholes are common where the rock below the land surface is ________, carbonate rock, salt beds, or rocks that can naturally be dissolved by circulating ground water.
Karst topographySedimentary rockMineralLimestone

Question 8: A consequence of this is the pollution of ________ resources, with serious health implications in such areas.
HydrogeologyGroundwaterAquiferRiver

Question 9: Some of the most spectacular are the Zacatón cenote in Mexico (the world's deepest water-filled sinkhole), the Boesmansgat sinkhole in South Africa, Sarisariñama tepuy in Venezuela, and in the town of ________.
Murray Bridge, South AustraliaPort Pirie, South AustraliaWhyalla, South AustraliaMount Gambier, South Australia

Question 10: A sinkhole, also known as a sink, shake hole, swallow hole, swallet, doline or ________, is a natural depression or hole in the surface topography caused by the removal of soil or bedrock, often both, by water.
CavingCenoteCaveCave painting







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