ESC. 2000 Chp 14 Quiz.docx - Aglaciallycarved,(n fjord...

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A glacially-carved, deep valley filled with water is called a(n)    fjord.    moraine.    drumlin.    esker. FEEDBACK: A fjord is a glacially carved valley filled with water and may be a kilometer  deep. Moraines, drumlins, and eskers are types of glacial deposits.   Unanswered Question 2 0 / 1 pts A glacier can have only one of which of the following types of moraines?    Lateral    End    Medial    Terminal FEEDBACK: End and recessional moraines mark temporary halts of the glacier's  advance or retreat; the terminal moraine is the end moraine extending farthest from the  glacier's origin. Several lateral moraines (along the sides) and medial moraines (down  the middle) may be present.   Unanswered Question 3
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0 / 1 pts According to Milankovitch, which of the following is a contributing causative factor to the short-term glacial and interglacial cycles within an ice age?    Sunspot cycles    Variations in ocean temperature    Variations in the shape of Earth's orbit    Increased amounts of volcanic ash FEEDBACK: Milankovitch cycles are caused by cyclic variations in different aspects of  Earth's orbit around the Sun and in Earth's axis of rotation.   Unanswered Question 4 0 / 1 pts Based on its location, what kind of desert is the Sahara?    Rain-shadow desert    Subtropical desert    Polar desert    Coastal desert FEEDBACK: The Sahara is the largest desert on the planet, and while several variables affect its climate, the dominant factor is its location in the subtropics. Atmospheric  convection cells work to strip the area of moisture, leading to many similar deserts at  subtropical latitudes in the northern and southern hemispheres.
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  Unanswered Question 5 0 / 1 pts Continental ice sheets today are found only in    Alaska and Iceland.    Antarctica and Iceland.    Antarctica and Greenland.    Greenland and Iceland. FEEDBACK: Antarctica and Greenland are the only places in the world covered by  continental ice sheets today.   Unanswered Question 6 0 / 1 pts Desertification in the southern Great Plains of the United States in the 1930s occurred  because    there was a financial depression.    there were many bank failures.    of drought and poor management of agricultural land.    there was flooding from heavy rains. FEEDBACK: Although the Great Depression and many bank failures occurred in the  United States in the 1930s, a severe drought and the altering of the soil by poor farming
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practices caused temporary desertification across large regions of the southern  Midwest.
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  • Fall '15
  • JudyMcIlrath
  • pts, Glacier, continental glacier, Cirque Glaciers, valley glacier, Milankovitch

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