River processes quiz

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GCSE Geography Quiz on River processes quiz, created by marina.politisba on 05/12/2014.

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Question 1

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What conditions must be present for a delta to form at the mouth of a river?
Answer
  • slow current, strong tides, river carrying a lot of sediment
  • slow current, weak tides, river carrying a lot of sediment
  • strong current, weak currents , river carrying a lot of sediment

Question 2

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In what course of the river are V-shaped valleys present?
Answer
  • Upper course
  • Middle course
  • Lower course

Question 3

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Where is the flow of water fastest in a meander?
Answer
  • The inside
  • The outside
  • The centre

Question 4

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What are the river landforms present in the middle course of a river?
Answer
  • Lateral erosion and deposition helps create meanders, oxbow lakes, floodplains and levees
  • Vertical erosion causes V-shaped valleys, interlocking spurs, gorges and waterfalls.
  • Floodplains, levees and meanders.

Question 5

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What is a plunge pool?
Answer
  • A pool of water formed by excessive rainfall.
  • A pool formed when water erodes backwards into an area of soft rock as water and rock swirl around.
  • Holes in cliffs formed when rain erodes the landscape.

Question 6

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Define interlocking spurs:
Answer
  • As the river erodes the landscape in the upper course, it winds and bends to avoid areas of hard rock. This creates interlocking spurs, which look a bit like the interlocking parts of a zip.
  • Small cliffs which the river cannot erode blocking the view up and down the valley. The cliffs serve as flood-protection.
  • Areas of impermeable soil which are distinctive within the landscape.

Question 7

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When a river runs over alternating layers of hard and soft rock what is created?
Answer
  • Oxbow lake
  • Waterfall
  • V-shaped valley

Question 8

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What features are created when a river erodes laterally creating large sweeping bends in the river channel?
Answer
  • Levees
  • Meanders
  • Oxbow lakes

Question 9

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When alluvium (silt) builds up on the banks of a river, what are formed?
Answer
  • deltas
  • Slipe-off slopes
  • levees

Question 10

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How many courses are rivers divided into?
Answer
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3

Question 11

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How many courses are rivers divided into?
Answer
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3