World Geography – Section 3

66. The process of particle detachment by moving glacial ice is called

A. Plucking
B. Abrasion
C. Scouring
D. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. Plucking

67. The points in the ecliptic farthest north and south of the celestial equator are called

A. Summer and winter solstices
B. Autumnal and vernal equinox
C. North celestial pole and south celestial pole
D. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. Summer and winter solstices

68. Which of the following is concerned with the description and mapping of the main features of the universe?

A. Cosmography
B. Cosmology
C. Geomorphology
D. None of these

Correct Answer: A. Cosmography

69. The process that creates the deep oceanic trenches is called

A. Plate tectonics
B. Seafloor spreading
C. Continental drift
D. Isostasy

Correct Answer: A. Plate tectonics

70. The rainfall in the peninsular interior averages about

A. 650 mm a year
B. 750 mm a year
C. 850 mm a year
D. 550 mm a year

Correct Answer: A. 650 mm a year

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