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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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