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Glaciers and Ice Caps Quiz

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1. What is a glacier?

2. Where are you most likely to find an 'Ice Cap'?

3. What is the term for the process by which glaciers form, grow and flow?

4. What type of glacier is found descending a valley from an ice field or ice cap?

5. What is the term for the large, semi-permanent body of ice in Antarctica?

6. Which of the following is evidenced by the retreated positions of glaciers - rounded mountaintop, horned peaks, U shaped valleys, hanging valleys?

7. In which geological era is the current glaciation period (Quaternary glaciation) happening?

8. What does the study of glacial striations help us to understand?

9. What is the difference between an ice field and an ice cap?

10. Which of the following is not a factor contributing to the melting of glaciers and ice caps?