Coastal Scenery 2
This is Land's End in Cornwall.

Coastal Scenery 2

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Coastal sceneries almost always include beaches. There are many headlands along the UK coast, possibly the most well-known being Land's End in Cornwall. Land's End is the extreme south-westerly point of the British mainland.

Play our second Geography quiz in the series on coastal scenery.

1.
Headlands and bays are found in areas with what?
Alternating bands of hard and soft rock
Chalk rock only
Hard rock only
Soft rock only
Soft rock erodes to give bays, hard rock stands out as headlands
2.
What process leads to the formation of a sand spit?
Abrasion
Attrition
Hydraulic action
Longshore drift
They are long sand ridges growing out from a beach
3.
Waves throwing pebbles at a cliff leads to what process?
Abrasion
Corrosion
Saltation
Solution
The pebbles attack the cliff face and erode it
4.
The movement of a wave up a beach is called what?
Splosh
Squish
Swale
Swash
Swash adds material to the beach
5.
Which wooden boards trap sand and stop beach erosion?
Gantries
Grilles
Groynes
Guardrails
They run up and down the beach at intervals
6.
A famous shingle bank in Dorset is Chesil what?
Beach
Heights
Ridge
Way
About 17 miles long - one of the longest storm beaches in Europe!
7.
What name is given to large concrete blocks protecting the coast?
Sea break
Sea fence
Sea moat
Sea wall
8.
When the coastline is worn back it is said to have what?
Diminished
Retreated
Shrunk
Withered
9.
Rock extending further out to sea than the rocks on either side forms a what?
Cave
Headland
Stack
Wave cut platform
10.
What causes the end of a sand spit to curve?
A change in wind direction
An increase in wind strength
Larger grains of sand than usual
The activity of fish
Author:  Jan Crompton

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