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Quiz 8: Edwards Geology Wizard

This quiz will challenge your knowledge of some advanced topics regarding Edwards geology. You'll need this if you're going to make it to the Edwards Grand Master level.


An ____________ is the topographic expression of a fault.

a) escargot
b) estuary
c) escarpment
d) ecotone

The ____________ is the region that includes all the Earth's liquid water, frozen water, floating ice, frozen upper layer of soil, and the small amounts of water vapor in the atmosphere.

a) biosphere
b) hydrosphere
c) mesophere
d) thermosphere

The piezometric surface is the imaginary surface to which groundwater rises under hydrostatic pressure in wells or springs.

a) true
b) false

The amount of water required to cover one acre to a depth of one foot is 325,851 gallons and is called an:

a) acre-foot
b) acre-mile
c) acre-inch
d) acre-gallon

The branch of hydrology relating to subsurface or subterranean waters is ____________.

a) physical geography
b) climatology
c) microbiology
d) geohydrology

A smooth striated polished surface produced on rock by movement along a fault is called ____________.

a) slickensides
b) slidenslickers
c) slippenslides
d) slickersliders

A long term withdrawal from an aquifer of more water than is being recharged is called a ________ ________.

a) depletion factor
b) drawdown
c) sustained overdraft
d) recharge event

An aquiclude is a formation which, although porous and capable of absorbing water slowly, will not transmit water fast enough to furnish an appreciable supply for a well or a spring.

a) true
b) false

The cone of depression is a natural cone-shaped depression in the water table around a well during pumping.

a) true
b) false

Downgradient is the direction that groundwater flows; similar to “downstream” for surface water.

a) true
b) false