Exam 3 - Biogeography of the Global Garden Geog 1403 Exam...

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Geog 1403—Spring 2010—Exam 3b—page 1 Biogeography of the Global Garden Name________KEY________ Geog 1403 TA Name ________________ Exam 3—Spring 2010 Lab Section ______________ Part I: Multiple Choice—Select the best answer (1 point each) 1. D_____ The Red River Valley of northwestern Minnesota, northeastern North Dakota, and neighboring Manitoba, Canada is prone to flooding in part because A) the parent material of the soils is sand from former sand dunes B) the soils are Ultisols C) the Red River flows in the bottom of a deep canyon D) the parent material of the soils was deposited at the bottom of a glacial lake (Lake Agassiz) E) the soils serve as a storehouse for carbon 2. C_____The size (diameter) of the largest materials transported by glaciers is much larger than the size of the largest particles transported by wind because ________________. A) wind moves more slowly than glacial ice B) wind transports only pebbles C) the transporting fluid of a glacier is more viscous (resistant to flow) than is wind D) glaciers transport only silt (loess) E) all of the above 3. B_____ The mountains of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau in Asia ________________. A) formed because of a hotspot B) formed because two continental plates are converging C) is in the middle of a continental plate D) formed at a rift zone E) formed where ocean crust and continental crust are converging 4. A_____ The geographical context of Minnesota has changed because of plate tectonics over the past 250 million years such that ____________. A) Minnesota has moved from close to the equator to 45° N B) Minnesota has moved southward from 80° N to 45° N C) the position of Minnesota has changed in longitude, but not in latitude
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Exam 3 - Biogeography of the Global Garden Geog 1403 Exam...

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