Geographic terms

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The area at the end of a river where it spreads out.
delta
The term for a place in the earth's continental crust where two tectonic plates pull apart (2 words)
rift valley
What is the largest terrestrial biome? Hint: it accounts for most of Canada and Siberia and is characterized by coniferous trees (like pines, spruces, etc that are green all year long)
taiga
This is a biome in the far north (Arctic) and far south (Antarctic) and is characterized by dwarf shrubs, grasses, and mosses and also by the absence of trees.
tundra
What do you call a place in a desert that has water and plants? This is often found in a depression.
oasis
What is the term for the way a rising tide can produce a wave that moves up a river or bay?
bore
What is the term for the semi-monthly (twice monthly) tides that are especially weak?
neap
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What is the term for a climate type characterized by warm, dry summers and by cool, rainy winters? This climate tends to be found in the mid latitudes on the western sides of continental masses.
Mediterranean
What is the term for seasonal rainy cycles, especially common in South and Southeast Asia?
monsoon
What is the term for an unusual period of dry weather?
drought
What is the term for the line where two tectonic plates meet and where the different sides move in different ways? Hint: these are often areas of earthquakes.
fault
What is the term for the column or tower of water that erupts from the ground when spring water is heated to the boiling point?
geyser
What is the term for soil which is frozen throughout the entire year? This soil is found in mostly in Arctic and Antarctic areas.
permafrost
What is the name for the top layer of ground (usually 5-10 centimeters), which is usually the most fertile and the best for growing plants?
top soil
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Level 83
May 13, 2014
"Oases" is plural, but the question is singular.
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Level 10
May 13, 2014
Yes, I saw that when I tested it. Thanks for you comment. But how do I edit my quizzes? I haven't been able to find an Edit link.
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Level ∞
May 13, 2014
FYI, JetPunk automatically "translates" diacritics for the purposes of type-ins. For example, if you type "é" it will count for e, and vice-versa.
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Level 51
Dec 3, 2021
A really good quiz.