Coastal Hazards Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best describes a hurricane?

Question 2 2. The great Galveston hurricane hit that area of Texas on September 8-9, 1900. Galveston Island sits along the coast at an elevation of only 7 feet above sea level. The death toll from that hurricane ranged between 8,000 to 10,000. What was the most likely cause of a death toll that high?

Question 3 3. Which of the following describes the movement and size of a tsunami?

Question 4 4. What causes a hurricane to weaken and break apart?

Question 5 5. The storm named Gavin by the Weather Channel hits the coast of Louisiana with a top sustained wind speed of 65 miles per hour. It rapidly declines in speed throughout the day, leaving mostly heavy rain and damaged power lines in its path. How would this storm be most accurately described in later reporting?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a hard stabilization structure?

Question 7 7. A woman walks down a shoreline and notices some structures built at right angles to the shore. She is looking at which of the following hard stabilization structures?

Question 8 8. Which category of hurricane is the most powerful and capable of doing the most damage?

Question 9 9. You are walking along a coastline and view a sea stack a few feet away from the shore. This structure was most likely caused by _____.

Question 10 10. What is it called when sand is transported in from other locations to replenish sand and sediment lost during erosion?

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Question 11 11. What is the term used to describe the process by which sand and sediment is transported along the coast?

Question 12 12. The phenomenon known as the _____ is created by the rotation of the Earth that causes free-moving objects, such as the wind, to move to the right or left.

Question 13 13. How is the word 'tsunami' best translated?

Question 14 14. Which term describes a mound of sand that joins an island to the mainland?

Question 15 15. If you looked at a photo of a beach from 1960 and the same area today, you would notice a striking difference in the shoreline. What is the most likely cause of these changes?

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Question 16 16. How are earthquakes related to tsunamis?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a TRUE statement concerning beach nourishment?

Question 18 18. You are visiting a beach at low tide when the water level has receded. A companion points out a somewhat flat area very near a large rock cliff. What has been created by erosion in this coastal area?

Question 19 19. A municipality wants to protect their coastline from waves. An expert recommends building some hard stabilization structures near the beach, running parallel to the shore. Which of the following structures did the expert recommend building?

Question 20 20. What is the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale used to do?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements correctly describes a shoreline feature?

Question 22 22. Which of the following definitions best describes hard stabilization?

Question 23 23. Which of the following best describes deposition?

Question 24 24. Not every part of a coastal shoreline is impacted to the same extent by the movement of waves. Wave energy has a greater impact on the sides and end of shoreline protrusions such as headlands, leading to greater erosion. What process is occurring to create more erosion in these areas?

Question 25 25. A scientist takes samples from various points along a coastline and discovers that sand and sediment are being transported from one point on the coast to another. Which process explains this observation?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is TRUE of a breakwater?

Question 27 27. How do organized winds blowing above the hurricane sustain the storm?

Question 28 28. A tsunami recently hit Chile. Which of the following items would be the most helpful to send in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami? Why?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a possible effect of a hurricane that has reached land?

Question 30 30. How does the addition of vegetation contribute to soft stabilization?

Coastal Hazards Chapter Exam Instructions

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