Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 16: The Dynamic Ocean Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can a headland be damaged by the action of waves?

Question 2 2. What is a sandbar that runs parallel to the coast, but remains separated by water called?

Question 3 3. Which of the following best describes longshore transport?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT an effect that tides have on coastal regions?

Question 5 5. What is a recessed body of water along a shoreline called?

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Question 6 6. Which tidal pattern results in two nearly equal high tides and two low tides each day?

Question 7 7. Which of the following terms is used to describe large circular ocean currents that are driven mostly by the wind?

Question 8 8. What is a shallow body of water separated from the ocean by a barrier island or sandbar known as?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. What is the swash zone?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following terms is described as the ocean current that travels parallel to shore?

Question 12 12. Charlie has been studying the movement of sand and sediment. To test his current theory, Charlie marks a plot of sand with colored dye. He then returns weeks later to see if the sand is still there. Charlie notices that the sand with the dye in it has been moved along the shoreline over time. What is this process called?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements about the relationship between plunging breakers and spilling breakers is FALSE?

Question 14 14. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

Question 15 15. When do neap tides occur?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. 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 18 18. 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 19 19. Which term describes a mound of sand that joins an island to the mainland?

Question 20 20. Which of the following best describes deposition?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding tides?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is TRUE concerning backwash?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements correctly describes a shoreline feature?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements correctly describes waves?

Question 25 25. What is the term used to describe the process by which sand and sediment is transported along the coast?

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Question 26 26. During which of the following tides do we see the tidal range between high and low tide at its maximum?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the thermohaline circulation?

Question 28 28. When a headland that projects out into the water is eroded by waves, all of the following could result EXCEPT for _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

Question 30 30. Identify the answer choice that correctly describes the difference between a headland and a spit.

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 16: The Dynamic Ocean Chapter Exam Instructions

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