# How Much You Know About Waves? Trivia Quiz

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How much do you know about waves? The propagation of a wave through a medium depends on the properties of the medium. Waves come in two kinds: longitudinal and transverse. Transverse waves are on the water, with the surface going up and down. And longitudinal waves are like those of sound. If you want to see what you know about waves, put your knowledge to the test, and take this quiz.

• 1.
Most waves are formed by wind blowing across the surface of the water.
• A.

True

• B.

False

• 2.
Waves break when:
• A.

The amount of energy in the wave increases

• B.

They are forced to change direction

• C.

They move into shallow water

• D.

The amount of energy in the wave decreases

• 3.
The water which is thrown onto the shore when a wave break is called the ___________.
• A.

Wave height

• B.

Backwash

• C.

Wavelength

• D.

Swash

• 4.
The water which drains back into the sea after a wave breaks is called the ___________.
• A.

Wave height

• B.

Backwash

• C.

Wavelength

• D.

Swash

• 5.
Waves which have a backwash which is stronger their swash are known as ____________ waves. They ___________ the coast.
• A.

Destructive, erode

• B.

Destructive, deposit material on

• C.

Constructive, erode

• D.

Constructive, deposit material on

• 6.
Waves which have a swash which is stronger than their backwash are known as ___________ waves. They ___________ the coast.
• A.

Destructive, erode

• B.

Destructive, deposit material on

• C.

Constructive, erode

• D.

Constructive, deposit material on

• 7.
The processes by which waves erode the coastline are very different from the processes by which a river erodes its bed and banks.
• A.

True

• B.

False

• 8.
When the stones and other objects carried by the wave are thrown against each other, this is called:
• A.

Hydraulic action

• B.

Corrasion or abrasion

• C.

Attrition

• D.

Solution

• 9.
Erosion is often caused by the sheer force with which the water in the wave hits the coastline. This is called:
• A.

Hydraulic action

• B.

Corrasion or abrasion

• C.

Attrition

• D.

Solution

• 10.
When the material carried by the wave is thrown against the coast, thereby eroding it, this is called:
• A.

Hydraulic action

• B.

Corrasion or abrasion

• C.

Attrition

• D.

Solution

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