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Testing Your Knowledge

For the following questions, select the best answer.

This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
In general, the sand on most beaches comes from


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Question 2.
Of the following, which is defined as the portion of the shore that extends from the low-tide shoreline to the low-tide breaker line?


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Question 3.
In a typical coastal region, the berm is


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Question 4.
Normally, beaches would have the greatest amount of sand on the berm near the end of


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Question 5.
During periods of very heavy wave activity


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Question 6.
Features associated with erosional-type shores include


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Question 7.
All of the following features are associated with emerging shorelines, EXCEPT


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Question 8.
Submerging shorelines commonly exhibit


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Question 9.
The movement of sand parallel to the shoreline


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Question 10.
Along the West Coast of the U.S., longshore transport generally moves ________, and on the East Coast of the U.S., longshore transport generally moves ________.


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Question 11.
Imagine that you are caught in a rip current in the ocean. The best thing to do so that you won't drown is


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Question 12.
True or False?: Satellite data reveals that sea level is currently rising at a rate of 3 millimeters (0.1 inch) per year.


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Question 13.
True or False? Beach nourishment is the establishment of coastal structures that prevent the movement of sand downstream.


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Question 14.
Where does most of the sand involved in longshore transport in beach compartments eventually end up?


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Question 15.
With rising sea level, barrier islands tend to


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Question 16.
All of the following events can produce a global (eustatic) rise in sea level, EXCEPT:


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Question 17.
Which coast would most likely experience the LEAST amount of shoreline retreat related to a one-meter rise in sea level?


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Question 18.
All of the following are human-made structures that interfere with the natural flow of sand on the beach, EXCEPT


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Question 19.
Which longshore drift management technique was implemented at Santa Monica, California, before the breakwater was destroyed?


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Question 20.
A type of hard stabilization that protects a harbor or bay entrance and are almost always found in pairs is called


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