Words Used in Geography
The place where rivers meet is called a "confluence".

Words Used in Geography

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Glacier and erosion are examples of words used in geography. In English, you will find that certain words are used mainly when discussing or writing about certain subjects.

Try this quiz on words used in geography in order to understand the meanings of the following terms.

1.
What does the following word mean?
Source
Where the river ends
Where the river joins a smaller river
Where the river meets the sea
Where the river rises
'Source' = beginning of river. 'Mouth' = end of river
2.
What does the following word mean?
Glacier
A meandering river
A river bed
A river of ice
A rushing river
3.
What does the following word mean?
Distributary
Deposits of waterborne rocks
Diversions of river courses
Main river branching off small river
Small river branching off main river
4.
What does the following word mean?
Anemometer
A pressure gauge
A rain gauge
A temperature gauge
A wind gauge
A barometer measures air pressure
5.
What does the following word mean?
Fjord
Long, narrow sea inlet
Shallow crossing place of river
Site of river bridge
Wide sea inlet
A ford is a shallow crossing place
6.
What does the following word mean?
Delta
Triangular deposits and channels at river mouth
Triangular deposits and channels at river source
Where the river begins and ends
Where the river rises and flows
7.
What does the following word mean?
Confluence
Beginning of a river
End of a river
Meeting of rivers
Stream flowing into a main river
'Confluence' means 'meeting'
8.
What does the following word mean?
Equatorial
At the equator
Equal to
Far from the equator
Not equal to
'Tropical' = at the tropics of capricorn/cancer
9.
What does the following word mean?
Scree
Permanent rocks at base of slope
Pile of loose stones at base of slope
Pile of stones on top of cliff
Rocks on top of cliff
10.
What does the following word mean?
Erosion
Where a river wears land away
Where land wears a river away
Where words are deleted
Where writing is deleted
Erosion kinds: corrasion, abrasion, attrition, corrosion
Author:  Sue Daish

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