Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Coastal Scenery 1 (Questions)

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The coastal scenery is that which is by the sea. Has your Geography teacher told you that the length of the UK coastline is about 7,700 miles? Some of the most breathtaking sunsets can be seen by the coast.

Try this quiz to test your knowledge on many aspects of our coastal scenery.

1. What has shaped our coastlines the most?
[ ] Animals
[ ] Erosion
[ ] Human activity
[ ] The Sun
2. A common coastal feature is a wave-cut what?
[ ] Bench
[ ] Incline
[ ] Plateau
[ ] Platform
3. Why are sand spits formed where the coastline bends?
[ ] Rivers always enter the sea at a bend
[ ] The water is shallow
[ ] The wind blows more strongly
[ ] There are more sand dunes there
4. Erosion of rock by the force of moving water is called what?
[ ] Abrasion
[ ] Attrition
[ ] Corrosion
[ ] Hydraulic action
5. Waves cutting through a headland would form what?
[ ] A beach
[ ] An arch
[ ] Cliffs
[ ] Dunes
6. Which best describes the rocks along England's East coast?
[ ] Old and hard
[ ] Pink in color
[ ] Volcanic
[ ] Young and soft
7. A pillar of rock surrounded by sea has what name?
[ ] Headland
[ ] Pylon
[ ] Stack
[ ] Wave-cut platform
8. What process transports material along a coast?
[ ] Beach accumulation
[ ] Creep
[ ] Longshore drift
[ ] Mass movement
9. The greatest cliff collapses occur in what weather?
[ ] Gentle breeze
[ ] Heatwave
[ ] Snow
[ ] Storm
10. Where would you expect to find a notch?
[ ] Foot of a cliff
[ ] Middle of a beach
[ ] On a cliff top
[ ] On the seabed
Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Coastal Scenery 1 (Answers)
1. What has shaped our coastlines the most?
[ ] Animals
[x] Erosion
[ ] Human activity
[ ] The Sun
2. A common coastal feature is a wave-cut what?
[ ] Bench
[ ] Incline
[ ] Plateau
[x] Platform
3. Why are sand spits formed where the coastline bends?
[ ] Rivers always enter the sea at a bend
[x] The water is shallow
[ ] The wind blows more strongly
[ ] There are more sand dunes there
Shallow water means deposition can continue out into the sea
4. Erosion of rock by the force of moving water is called what?
[ ] Abrasion
[ ] Attrition
[ ] Corrosion
[x] Hydraulic action
5. Waves cutting through a headland would form what?
[ ] A beach
[x] An arch
[ ] Cliffs
[ ] Dunes
Durdle Door in Dorset is a great example of an arch!
6. Which best describes the rocks along England's East coast?
[ ] Old and hard
[ ] Pink in color
[ ] Volcanic
[x] Young and soft
7. A pillar of rock surrounded by sea has what name?
[ ] Headland
[ ] Pylon
[x] Stack
[ ] Wave-cut platform
A stack may be worn down further to form a stump
8. What process transports material along a coast?
[ ] Beach accumulation
[ ] Creep
[x] Longshore drift
[ ] Mass movement
9. The greatest cliff collapses occur in what weather?
[ ] Gentle breeze
[ ] Heatwave
[ ] Snow
[x] Storm
10. Where would you expect to find a notch?
[x] Foot of a cliff
[ ] Middle of a beach
[ ] On a cliff top
[ ] On the seabed
A notch is a small overhang at the base of a cliff