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Virginia has karst topography in areas which are underlain with
a) limestone which reacts with acidic groundwater forming caves, caverns and sinkholes b) granite which reacts with acidic groundwater forming caves and mountains c) sandstone which once formed the tops of the Appalachian Mountains d) no bedrock; therefore, caves, caverns and sinkholes easily formed
Which province of VA is famous for its karst topography?
a) the Blue Ridge Province b) the Piedmont Province c) the Valley & Ridge Province d) the Appalachian Plateau Province
We have many springs in Virginia. These occur
a) only in the Coastal Plain Province near the ocean b) where the water table reaches the surface c) where waterfalls are located d) in areas with limestone underground
The part of Virginia that is flat and underlain with sediments from the erosion of the Appalachian Mountains is
a) the Piedmont Province b) The Appalachian Plateau Province c) the Blue Ridge Province d) the Coastal Plain Province
The province separated from the Coastal Plain by the Fall Line and underlain by igneous and metamorphic rocks produced by ancient volcanoes is
a) Piedmont Province b) Appalachian Plateau Province c) Valley & Ridge Province d) Blue Ridge Province
The province that contains the oldest rocks in Virginia is the
a) Valley & Ridge Province b) Piedmont Province c) Appalachian Plateau Province d) Blue Ridge Province
Which province has long parallel ridges made of folded and faulted rocks?
a) Valley & Ridge Province which formed during a collision between Africa and North America b) Blue Ridge Province which formed during a collision between Africa and India c) Appalachian Plateau Province which formed during a collision between India and Australia d) Piedmont Province which formed during a collision between North America and India
Valuable coal resources are mined in which province?
a) Piedmont Province b) Blue Ridge Province c) Appalachian Plateau Province d) Valley & Ridge Province
Virginia's valuable resources include
a) limestone, coal and gravel b) oil, coal and fluorite c) gravel, slate and salt d) fluorite, salt and magnetite
Virginia's fossils are mostly
a) land fossils b) marine fossils c) both land and marine fossils d) from Precambrian time
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