EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 20: Shorelines

Concept #1 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 1 "The shoreline and the 'coastal zone'."

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1. Shorelines are natural features, and are naturally fragile in all aspects. Why is it that shorelines are so affected by humans, and humans so affected by shorelines?  

2. Which of the following is NOT used to describe the boundary between the sea and the land?  

3.

Match the following features of the boundary between the sea and the land with the appropriate description:  

Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.

A. the line that marks the contact between land and sea
B. marks the seaward edge of the ocean-related feature area
C. extends inland from the line that marks the contact between land and sea to as far as ocean-related features can be found
D. area exposed when the tide is out
E. the landward area relative to the high-tide line that marks the contact between the land and sea
F. the area that extends between the lowest tide level and the highest elevation on land that is affected by storm waves
 [Hint]
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4.

Choose the best description of what is located at each label on the diagram:  

For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.

The letters A through F appear on an image associated with this question.

5.

Match the following features of a beach with the appropriate description:  

Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.

A. the wet sloping surface that extends from the landward platform to the shoreline
B. relatively flat platform often composed of sand that is adjacent to coastal dunes or cliffs and marked by a change in slope at the seaward edge
C. an accumulation of sediment found along the landward margin of the ocean or a lake
D. seaward area of the surf zone, below the low tide mark
E. area between the low-tide shoreline and the line where waves break at low tide
 [Hint]
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6. What is a beach composed of?  

7. Besides quartz grains, beaches are composed of many materials. Which of the following is NOT one of them? [Hint]

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