Rivers and Flooding

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1. What is a meander?

  • Another name for an oxbow lake.
  • A bend in the river which is formed in the middle course.
  • A bend in the river which is formed in the upper course.
  • An area in a waterfall where the rocks are held.
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2. What is the process called in which minerals are dissolved in the river water?

  • Traction
  • Suspension
  • Solution
  • Saltation

3. What is Abraision?

  • Soluble particles are dissolved into the river.
  • The force of the river against the banks can cause air to be trapped in cracks and crevices. The pressure weakens the banks and gradually wears it away.
  • Rocks carried along by the river wear down the river bed and banks.
  • Rocks being carried by river smash into each other and break into smaller, smoother and rounder particles.

4. What causes flooding?

  • All of the above
  • Flat land so the river can spread quickly.
  • Deforestation
  • High winds

5. What part of the water cycle turns water to vapour?

  • Precipitation
  • Transpiration
  • Evaporation
  • Condensation


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