Road Scholar B

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Road Scholar B

Postby Tailsfan101 » September 5th, 2017, 4:01 pm

Welcome to the 2018 Road Scholar B Question Marathon!
[img]https://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/UST_slideshow2/EastAustin_TX/images/EastAustin_TX_1910.jpg[/img]

What county does Travis County border at it's southwest boundary?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » September 5th, 2017, 4:04 pm

Welcome to the 2018 Road Scholar B Question Marathon!
[img]https://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/UST_slideshow2/EastAustin_TX/images/EastAustin_TX_1910.jpg[/img]

What county does Travis County border at it's southwest boundary?
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Kind of hard to read, but it looks like Hays County.

Also, where did you get this image?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Tailsfan101 » September 5th, 2017, 4:11 pm

Welcome to the 2018 Road Scholar B Question Marathon!
[img]https://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/UST_slideshow2/EastAustin_TX/images/EastAustin_TX_1910.jpg[/img]

What county does Travis County border at it's southwest boundary?
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Kind of hard to read, but it looks like Hays County.

Also, where did you get this image?
Correct! I got it here. Your turn to pose a question.
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PTQ: -/-/-/41
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » September 5th, 2017, 4:24 pm

1.  Define stream gradient.
2.  Billy is walking home one day and he notices a stream.  He measures the length of the stream, which turns out to be 5.2 miles, and the altitudes of the headwaters and the end of the stream, which turns out to be 1230 ft and 960 ft, respectively.  What is the stream gradient of this stream?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby NeilMehta » September 7th, 2017, 3:14 pm

1.  Define stream gradient.
2.  Billy is walking home one day and he notices a stream.  He measures the length of the stream, which turns out to be 5.2 miles, and the altitudes of the headwaters and the end of the stream, which turns out to be 1230 ft and 960 ft, respectively.  What is the stream gradient of this stream?
1. stream gradient = the change in elevation of a stream over a distance
2. solution:
stream distance = 27456 ft
change in elevation = 270
gradient = 270 ft / 27456 ft = 9.83 feet per 1000 feet

new question:
1. What is a tributary?
2. How can one be identified/What are characteristics of one (on a topographic map)?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » September 7th, 2017, 3:31 pm

1.  Define stream gradient.
2.  Billy is walking home one day and he notices a stream.  He measures the length of the stream, which turns out to be 5.2 miles, and the altitudes of the headwaters and the end of the stream, which turns out to be 1230 ft and 960 ft, respectively.  What is the stream gradient of this stream?
1. stream gradient = the change in elevation of a stream over a distance
2. solution:
stream distance = 27456 ft
change in elevation = 270
gradient = 270 ft / 27456 ft = 9.83 feet per 1000 feet

new question:
1. What is a tributary?
2. How can one be identified/What are characteristics of one (on a topographic map)?
Correct!


Answers to new question: 1. a stream or river flowing into a larger river or lake.
2. Since streams and rivers always flow downhill, tributaries will usually be at a low elevation on a topographic map.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby NeilMehta » September 8th, 2017, 1:36 pm

I suppose I'll write another:
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1. Identify the above image
2. How are these formed?
3. Name one of the regions in the US where these can be found
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Postby Diego » September 19th, 2017, 5:12 pm

https://goo.gl/images/jnUM3m
This is _______ County

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Re: Question

Postby Tailsfan101 » September 20th, 2017, 8:32 am

https://goo.gl/images/jnUM3m
This is _______ County
I think that typically, Road Scholar tests avoid this type of question and usually have labeled maps to go along with the questions. By the way, that is Mendocino County.
2020 Treasure Valley Homeschool Wiki (Division C)
2020 events: DD, GLM, DG, PM
Mini-Inv./DISCO/State/Nats
RS: 1/2/1/-
DD: -/3/2/-
HD: 2/4/4/-
CB: 3/6/1/-
ELG: -/6/-/-
GLM: -/-/-/31
WIDI: -/-/-/24
PTQ: -/-/-/41
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Re: Question

Postby NeilMehta » September 20th, 2017, 3:26 pm

https://goo.gl/images/jnUM3m
This is _______ County
I think that typically, Road Scholar tests avoid this type of question and usually have labeled maps to go along with the questions. By the way, that is Mendocino County.
^^, the event deals more with reading and interpreting maps rather than factual information.
anyway, my question above is still up for grabs if anyone want's one
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