Waves

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Question 1. Waves are generated in the "fetch" where:

1. Wind and water interact
2. Ocean depths are greatest
3. Earthquakes occur underwater.

Question 2. Waves can be described by their:

1. Height
2. Wavelength
3. Wave period
4. All of the above

Question 3. The time it takes for two successive waves to pass a fixed point is called :

1. The wavelength
2. The wave period
3. A swell
4. All of the above

Question 4. Wind velocity, wind duration, fetch, and original sea state influence:

1. The variety of waves
2. The size of waves
3. The occurrence of tsunamis.
4. 1 & 2 only

Question 5. How choppy or smooth the water is before the winds arrive is referred to as:

1. Deep water waves
2. Original sea state
3. Fetch
4. Wave period.

Question 6. A slow moving wind over a long period of time:

1. Will create large waves
2. Will not create large waves

Question 7. A fast moving puff of wind:

1. Will create large waves
2. Will not create large waves

Question 8. A fast moving wind over a sustained (long) period of time:

1. Will create large waves
2. Will not create large waves.

Question 9. As waves enter shallow water their :

1. Speed decreases
2. Wavelength decrease
3. Height increases
4. All the above.

Question 10. Giant waves are caused by:

1. Seismic (earthquake & volcanic) activity
2. Storm surges
3. Sea monsters
4. Both 1 & 2

Question 11. Waves are instrumental in shaping:

1. Sand bars
2. Coastlines
3. Dams
4. Barrier Reefs

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