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!

I've decided to hide this because it is a rather large image:
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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

Tailsfan101 wrote:Welcome to the 2018 Road Scholar B Question Marathon!

I've decided to hide this because it is a rather large image:
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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

dxu46 wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:Welcome to the 2018 Road Scholar B Question Marathon!

I've decided to hide this because it is a rather large image:
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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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Re: Road Scholar B

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

Questions
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

dxu46 wrote:
Questions
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

NeilMehta wrote:
dxu46 wrote:
Questions
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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Postby Tailsfan101 » September 20th, 2017, 8:32 am

Diego wrote: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.
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Re: Question

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

Tailsfan101 wrote:
Diego wrote: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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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » September 20th, 2017, 5:18 pm

NeilMehta wrote:I suppose I'll write another:
Image
1. Identify the above image
2. How are these formed?
3. Name one of the regions in the US where these can be found

Answer
1. Saddles (areas between the hills)
2. Erosion?
3. Appalachian Mountains

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby NeilMehta » September 20th, 2017, 7:57 pm

dxu46 wrote:
NeilMehta wrote:I suppose I'll write another:
Image
1. Identify the above image
2. How are these formed?
3. Name one of the regions in the US where these can be found

Answer
1. Saddles (areas between the hills)
2. Erosion?
3. Appalachian Mountains

The answer I was actually looking for was drumlin ;)
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Road Scholar B

Postby Diego » September 22nd, 2017, 11:05 am

https://goo.gl/images/HLpo1z
What type of map is this?

A topographic map

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » September 25th, 2017, 6:51 pm

@NeilMehta You should probably post again because it seems like no one is offering another solution.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Tailsfan101 » January 2nd, 2018, 12:38 pm

New Question:
Mount Elbert's highest point lies at 14400 feet. Mount Cosgriff peaks at 13560 feet. Mt. Elbert is how many feet higher than Mt. Cosgriff?
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CB: 3/6/1/-
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