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The Glaciers Quiz #1

Starting of this short series on the global distribution of Cold Environments. 10 Questions.

 
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What type of 'Cold Environments' (and glaciers) are located above 66 33' N and below 66 33' S degrees latitude?

  • Polar
  • Alpine
  • -
  • -

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What is the name for the part of the glacier that contains most of the inputs, including snowfall, avalanches and deposition?

  • Zone of Accumulation
  • Zone of Equilibrium
  • Zone of Ablation
  • Terminus

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Together with its tributary glaciers, which of these glaciers is regarded as the longest and largest in France?

  • Bossons
  • Argentiere
  • Mer de Glace
  • Noir

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What is the name for the glacier's zone where the temperature is higher and snowfall lower, when compared to the upper parts of the glacier?

  • Zone of Ablation
  • Zone of Equilibrium
  • Zone of Accumulation
  • Crevasse

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What is the name given to the 'end' of a glacier?

  • Cirque
  • Moraine
  • Terminus
  • Crevasse

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Why is it possible for glacial ice to melt at temperatures below 0 Degrees Celsius?

  • This is not possible due to Charles' Law.
  • The Zone of Equilibrium advancing downhill.
  • When the temperature reaches the Pressure Melting Point
  • When basal sliding halts due to increased friction.

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What glacial feature is found in this image?

  • Arete
  • Drumlin
  • Moraine
  • Crevasse

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What percentage of the World is covered in glacial ice, this percentage equals to 15 million square kilometres?

  • 10%
  • 15%
  • 60%
  • 85%

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Glaciers which contain 'warm ice' (where the glacial ice reaches the Pressure Melting Point) are known as ''what''?

  • Antarctic
  • Polar
  • Temperate
  • Basal

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The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 has caused a positive mass balance for glaciers in 1992, by what amount has the global temperature decreased between 1991 and 1992?

  • 0.5 Degrees Celsius
  • 1.0 Degrees Celsius
  • 1.5 Degrees Celsius
  • 2.5 Degrees Celsius

 

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