Ocean Waves
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Which statement correctly describes the motion of water particles due to the action of waves?
    answer choices
    they travel from one crest to another
    they move in opposite direction of the wave
    they rise and fall in a circular motion
    they move back and forth
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the primary source of energy that generates most ocean waves?
    answer choices
    earthquakes
    wind
    asteriods falling in the ocean
    volcanic eruptions
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a trough?
    answer choices
    highest point on a wave
    lowest point on a wave
    longest point on a wave
    shortest point on a wave
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a crest?
    answer choices
    lowest point of a wave
    longest part of a wave
    shortest part of a wave
    highest point of a wave
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the distance between two waves?
    answer choices
    wave period
    wave frequency
    wave length
    wave height
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is not a cause of a tsunami? 
    answer choices
    Volcanic eruption
    Tornado
    Underwater earthquakes
    Landslide
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Stronger winds create __________ waves.
    answer choices
    larger
    smaller
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. The water rushing back out to the ocean is called the _________________.
    answer choices
    wave
    undertow
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. The two main parts of a wave are_____
    answer choices
    Wavelengths and wave heights.
    Swells and whitecaps.
    Crests and troughs.
    Rises and dips.
  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q. Which vocabulary term is used to identify point A on the diagram?
    answer choices
    Amplitude
    Crest
    Frequency
    Trough
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. A wave can make a leaf bob up and down on the water, but it cannot move the leaf toward the shore. This is because waves only transfer ________
    answer choices
    A. matter  
    B. energy  
    C. media 
    D. crests
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. What should a person do if caught in a rip current?
    answer choices
    swim directly back to the shore
    swim parallel to the shore
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. What is distance from a wave's crest to the trough called?
    answer choices
    wave height
    wave length
    wave frequency
    wave period
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