Action of Waves - SS2 Geography Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1

What is the primary cause of wave formation in the ocean?

 

A

 Ocean currents

 

B

Gravitational pull of the moon

 

C

Wind blowing across the water

 

D

Tidal forces

 

CORRECT OPTION: c
2

What is the term for the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun?

 

A

Waves

B

Tides

C

Currents

D

Swells

CORRECT OPTION: b
3

What process involves the gradual wearing away of coastal rocks by the chemical action of seawater?

 

A

Corrosion

B

Attrition

C

Solution

D

Hydraulic Action

 

CORRECT OPTION: a
4

Which coastal feature is characterized by a broad, flat, rocky surface at the base of a sea cliff?

 

A

Bay

B

Wavescape (Wave-Cut Platform)

 

C

Stack

D

Spit

CORRECT OPTION: b
5

What is the primary factor responsible for the formation of coastal caves?

 

A

Wind erosion 

B

Volcanic activity

 

C

Wave action

 

D

Tidal forces

 

CORRECT OPTION: c
6

Which of the following is a submerged or partially submerged ridge of sand or sediments that stretches across a body of water?

 

A

Beach

B

Spit

C

Bar

D

Cliff

CORRECT OPTION: c
7

What process leads to the creation of spits, often forming a hook or curved shape?

 

A

Tectonic uplift

 

B

Glacial action

 

C

Longshore drift

 

D

Volcanic eruptions

 

CORRECT OPTION: c
8

Which coastal feature is an isolated column or pillar of rock that stands out in the sea?

 

A

Wavescape (Wave-Cut Platform)

 

B

Cave

C

Bay

D

Stack

CORRECT OPTION: d
9

What causes the deposition of sediments on beaches, spits, and bars?

 

A

Volcanic eruptions

 

B

Wave action and currents

 

C

Tides and earthquakes

 

D

Wind erosion

 

CORRECT OPTION: b
10

Which coastal feature is characterized by a curved, open body of water surrounded by land on three sides?

 

A

Wavescape (Wave-Cut Platform)

 

B

Split 

C

Bay

D

Stack

CORRECT OPTION: c
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