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Limestone Scenery 3
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Limestone Scenery 3

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The Peak District has a large limestone area. Limestone is partially soluble, especially in acid, and therefore forms many erosional landforms. These include limestone sidewalks, pot holes, cenotes, caves and gorges.

Have a go at our third science quiz on Limestone Scenery.

1.
What type of stream results from water reappearing above ground?
Recalcitrant
Rejuvenant
Resplendent
Resurgent
2.
What is another name for limestone landscapes?
Horst
Karst
Schist
Wurst
Originally the name of a limestone region in Slovenia
3.
Water disappears underground through what?
Choke holes
Gulp holes
Loop holes
Swallow holes
Sometimes called sink holes
4.
Rainwater reacts with carbon dioxide to form which acid that attacks limestone?
Carbonic acid
Formic acid
Nitric acid
Sulphuric acid
Surface streams on limestone are mildly acidic
5.
Cracks in limestone sidewalks are called what?
Dykes
Grackles
Gripes
Grykes
6.
What do we call a small stream in a limestone area?
Beck
Ria
Tarn
Trickle
7.
What process causes calcium carbonate deposits in caverns?
Distillation
Evaporation
Fermentation
Hydration
8.
Stalactites and stalagmites may join to form what?
Branches
Columns
Spines
Trunks
9.
Vertical cracks in limestone have what name?
Crevasses
Joints
Ruptures
Vents
10.
Limestone can be weathered by freeze…?
Bake
Melt
Split
Thaw
Water freezes and expands to widen the cracks
Author:  Jan Crompton

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