EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 16: Running Water

Concept #6 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 6 "Drainage networks."

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The Appalachian Mountains from space.

1. How are “drainage basins” and “divides” related topics?  

2. What is the primary reason for the difference of the drainage patterns from one basin to another (e.g., “dendritic” v. trellis)? [Hint]

3.

Indicate the type of drainage pattern for each block diagram in the figure:  

For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.

The letters A through D appear on an image associated with this question.

4. A _______ stream drainage pattern is developed only on isolated, sharp-peaked mountains, like volcanoes. [Hint]

5. A _______ stream drainage pattern is developed typically within terrains where rocks are folded and form linear alternating hills and valleys. [Hint]

6.

Indicate the processes associated with each drainage pattern for each block diagram in the figure:  

For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.

The letters A through D appear on an image associated with this question.

7. Which type of drainage pattern is seen in the photograph? mount_rainer_washington_nasa_shad.jpg [Hint]

8.

Match the type of drainage pattern with the appropriate text:  

Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.

A. some control by rocks, but if rocks are uniform, controlled by the direction of slope of the land
B. streams diverge from a central area in all directions
C. many right-angle streams, and many right-angle stream bends controlled by fractured bedrock
D. tributaries are nearly parallel to each other in areas of alternating linear belts of resistant and less resistant rocks
 

9. Which of the following best describes a “water gap”?  

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