EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 20: Shorelines

Concept #4 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 4 "Erosional and depositional shoreline features."

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1. Which of the following is NOT a type of shoreline landform? [Hint]

2. Which of the following is NOT a strong control factor on why shoreline features vary from place to place around the Earth?  

3.

Identify each of the indicated shoreline features by selecting the correct response. (Shoreline features diagram copyright © Prentice Hall, Inc.)  

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 D appear on an image associated with this question.

4.

Match the erosional shoreline feature with the appropriate description of its origin: [Hint]

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

A. uplifted platform above sea level
B. originates as two separate wave-cut caves that meet through the same headland or cliff
C. originates by the cutting action of the surf against the base of coastal land
D. a relatively flat, bench-like surface of rock, left behind by cutting action of the surf against the base of coastal land which moves landward as a result
E. formed when a natural bridge of rock collapses, leaving an isolated remnant of vertical, spire-like rock offshore
 [Hint]
 

5. Besides the obvious, how are “wave-cut cliffs” and “wave-cut platforms” related? [Hint]

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Looking at the rocks in the far part of the scene in the photograph, which sequence of events has likely happened at this shoreline? [Hint]

7. How are spits, hooks and baymouth bars formed?  

8.

Match the depositional shoreline feature with the appropriate description:  

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

A. an elongated ridge of sand that projects from the land
B. a sand formation that completely crosses an inlet, sealing it off from the open ocean
C. a ridge of sand that connects an island to the mainland or another island
D. low ridge of land parallel to the coast at distances of up to 30 kilometers from shore
 

9.

Identify the most likely location for each of the following by selecting the correct response. (North American elevation map courtesy of NOAA)  

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 C appear on an image associated with this question.

10. Due to our lack of complete understanding, there are many theories that explain how a “barrier island” forms. Which of the following is NOT one of those theories? [Hint]

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