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ConcepTest: Topography and Water Table part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The four schematic cross sections below show the potential groundwater resources for an area of hills and valleys. Assume the region receives plentiful rainfall and is in underlain by an open aquifer composed of ...

ConcepTest: Water Supply Contamination part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
A farmer drilled a well into an open aquifer composed of sand and gravel. He installed a septic system downslope from the drinking well (see diagram). A few years later the septic system started to leak. Water ...

ConcepTest: Stream Diversion Structure #1 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The town of Pleasantville is located at a meander bend in a floodplain. In order to reduce the threat of property loss due to erosion, Pleasantville's engineer proposes the construction of the diversion ...

ConcepTest: Relationship Between Stream Discharge, Depth and Velocity part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
A stream channel is widened by erosion, but stream discharge is unchanged. Which of the following statements must be true? a. depth increased and/or velocity increased b. depth decreased and/or velocity increased ...

ConcepTest: Stream Diversion Structure #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The town of Pleasantville is located at a meander bend in a floodplain. In order to reduce the threat of property loss due to erosion, Pleasantville's engineer proposes the construction of the diversion ...

ConcepTest: Ocean Current Transport part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
A shipment of rubber elephants falls overboard at location A on the map below. Ocean currents transport the elephants around the ocean in which sequence? a. A - G - B - F - E - A b. A - E - C - G - A c. A - G - C - ...

ConcepTest: Infiltration Rate part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Which soil and topography conditions will have the greatest infiltration rate? a. Sandy soil and steep slope b. Clay soil and flat land c. Sandy soil and gentle slope d. Clay soil and steep slope

ConcepTest: Groundwater Production Potential part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The cross section below simplifies the groundwater sources in a county in a Midwest state. Which location would have the potential for the best groundwater production? a. A b. B c. C d. D

ConcepTest: A Pebble in a Stream part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
A pebble in a stream a.must be a sedimentary rock. b.must have formed in the stream. c.must be younger than the stream channel. d.may represent any type of rock.

ConcepTest: Effect of Rain on Sea Level part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
A majority of Earth's water is in the oceans. Predict what would happen to sea level if rain fell continuously all over the world's oceans. a. Sea level would rise b. Sea level would fall c. Sea level ...


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