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Chuka University Revision Geomorphology

THIRD YEAR EXAMINATION FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (ARTS)

GEO 326: GEOMORPHOLOGY

STREAMS: B.Ed (ARTS) Y3S1 (SB) TIME: 2 HOURS DAY/DATE: FRIDAY 8/12/2017 8.30 A.M 10.30 A.M. INSTRUCTIONS: 0 Answer Question ONE and any other TWO QUESTION ONE

(a) Define the following concepts:

(i) Karst Geomorphology 2 Marks

(ii)Fluvial geomorphology 2 Marks

(iii)Aeolian geomorphology 2 Marks

( iv)Environmental geomorphology 2 Marks

(v)Glacial geomorphology 2 Marks

b. Describe the exogenic processes on the earth’s surface. [20 Marks]

QUESTION TWO

The Rift Valley is one of the feature formed from faulting in East Africa.

a) Describe various processes though which features may be formed. 12 Marks

b)Assess the economic significance of the Rift Valley to people in East Africa. [8 Marks]

QUESTION THREE

(a) “Desertification is a result of poor land use practices by man”. Critically examine the validity of the statement with reference to the countries in East Africa region. [10 Marks]

(b) Discuss the attempts put in place to check desertification in this region. [10 Marks]

QUESTION FOUR
(a) Describe the ways in which a river carries its load [6 Marks]
(b) With the use of annotated diagrams, explain how waterfalls and ox-bow lakes are formed.
[14 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE
(a) Explain the role of the endogenic processes in shaping the form of the landscape. [10 Marks]
(b) Define weathering and explain its functions [10 Marks]
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