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Concept 2 Quiz

Describe the movement of water in the open ocean and coastal zone, including wave characteristics and types.

This activity contains 12 questions.

Question 1.
Energy traveling along the interface of ocean surface and the atmosphere results in


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Question 2.
In the open sea, the movement of water particles in a wave becomes negligible at a depth equal to about ____________ the distance from wave crest to wave crest.


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Question 3.
Identify each of the indicated parts of a wave by selecting the correct response.

(Wave diagram, Copyright © Prentice Hall, Inc.)




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

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Question 4.
Turbulent water currents within the surf zone that flow parallel to the shore are called longshore currents.


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Question 5.
The effect of waves rolling in and breaking can best be observed within the coastal zone.


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Question 6.
Wave movement, where the water moves back and forth in a circular motion (oscillation), is most likely to be found


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Question 7.
The characteristics of a wave depend on


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Question 8.
The bending of wave is called


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Question 9.
An increase in the quantity of energy transferred can increase the height and steepness of a wave.


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Question 10.
Oblique waves are waves


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Question 11.
The wave height and the wavelength increase as a wave approaches the shore.


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Question 12.
The backshore area is landward of the


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