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Question 1.
Continental Ice Sheets cover parts of the Great Lakes.


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Question 2.
Glaciers are exclusively part of the hydrologic cycle.


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Question 3.
Glaciers forming at higher elevations are most commonly


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Question 4.
The Malaspina Glacier is an example of a/an


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Question 5.
The two major types of glaciers are valley glaciers and ice sheets.


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Question 6.
Glacial ice and snow never melt.


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Question 7.
Large cracks caused by tension within the zone of fracture are called


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Question 8.
Movement at the margin of a glacier can be described as


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Question 9.
The zone of wastage represents


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Question 10.
Movement or flow within the glacier occurs by spreading and breaking into tenuously connected blocks.


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Question 11.
The addition of ice and snow in the upper area of the glacier occurs within the


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Question 12.
The position of the front of a glacier depends on the balance between accumulation and wastage.


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Question 13.
Boulders of rock different from the surrounding bedrock and deposited as part of till or lying free on the surface are called


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Question 14.
The all-embracing term for sediments of glacial origin is


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Question 15.
Identify each of the indicated glacial features that are commonly associated with ice sheets.

(Ice sheet features diagram, Copyright © Prentice Hall, Inc.)




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Question 16.
Materials that have been deposited directly by a glacier are called


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Question 17.
The end moraine that marks the farthest advance of a glacier is called the ____________ moraine.


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Question 18.
The two most effective processes for glacial erosion of the landscape are abrasion and


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Question 19.
Which of the following is not associated with erosion of the landscape by continental glacier?


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Question 20.
Continental ice sheets and glaciation form in favorable conditions enhanced by


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Question 21.
Changes in our oceanic circulation patterns can


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Question 22.
The Ice Age began between two and three million years ago.


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Question 23.
Which of the following is a result of Pleistocene glacial activity?


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Question 24.
Scientists have learned more about climate cycles by studying glaciers and


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Question 25.
The Pleistocene epoch is studied intently because it is the only known time period of extended glacial activity.


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Question 26.
Variations in Earth's orbit and movement completely explain the glacial and interglacial cycles of the Pleistocene.


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Question 27.
The leeward slope of a dune is called the ____________ face.


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Question 28.
Desert streams that carry water only in response to specific episodes of rainfall are said to be


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Question 29.
The lifting and removal of loose material including silt and clay-sized particles is called


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Question 30.
Some portions of the desert are covered by a continuous layer of coarse particles creating a stony veneer called


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