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Coastal Ocean Features Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. 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?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. 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 5 5. How can a headland be damaged by the action of waves?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following occurs as sand dunes get older?

Question 7 7. Identify the answer choice that correctly describes the difference between a headland and a spit.

Question 8 8. How is a barrier island different from a tombolo?

Question 9 9. What is a shallow body of water separated from the ocean by a barrier island or sandbar known as?

Question 10 10. What is a recessed body of water along a shoreline called?

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Question 11 11. Spits and Baymouth Bars are similar in all of the following ways, except:

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements correctly describes a shoreline feature?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best describes deposition?

Question 14 14. What is the term used to describe the process by which sand and sediment is transported along the coast?

Question 15 15. Which term describes a mound of sand that joins an island to the mainland?

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Question 16 16. What is a submergent shoreline?

Question 17 17. What is an isostatic change?

Question 18 18. What is an emergent shoreline?

Question 19 19. What is a eustatic change?

Question 20 20. How is climate change affecting sea levels?

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Question 21 21. A fjord is an estuary that was caused by

Question 22 22. Why are estuaries economically important?

Question 23 23. What is a characteristic common to most estuaries?

Question 24 24. What are some common names for estuaries?

Question 25 25. What does it mean to say that an organism is adapted to living in an estuary?

Coastal Ocean Features Chapter Exam Instructions

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