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  1. The single most important force in shaping coastal topography is(are) the ________.
  2. Most atolls began as ________ around volcanic islands which later subsided beneath the sea.
  3. Most present atolls are on former ________ islands.
  4. Which of the following is most closely associated with fjords?
  5. The ________ is regularly covered and uncovered by the rise and fall of tides.
  6. The distance between one wave crest and the next is known as the ________.
  7. Water moving roughly parallel to the shoreline is called ________.
  8. A linear extension of sand from the shore into the ocean is a ________.
  9. Most material eroded from a coastal cliff ends up as a ________.
  10. Most coastal lagoons become, over time, ________.
  11. The most widespread of all coastal depositional features is ________.
  12. Seismic sea waves may also be referred to as ________.
  13. A wave-cut platform most closely resembles the letter _____.
  14. Which of the following is a shaper of the oceanic coastlines?
  15. Along coastal cliffs, the most effective erosion takes place ________.
  16. The phenomenon of waves changing direction as they approach the shoreline is known as ________.
  17. The Great Barrier Reef is associated with ________.
  18. The cascading forward motion of breaking waves as they rush upon the shore is called ________.
  19. Which of the following is most closely associated with a change in the volume of ocean water?
  20. Beach sand moves along the shore in a movement of materials called ________.
  1. a foreshore zone
  2. b fringing reefs
  3. c waves
  4. d terrace
  5. e spit
  6. f refraction
  7. g the beach
  8. h beach drifting
  9. i wave length
  10. j swash
  11. k L
  12. l longshore currents
  13. m glaciers
  14. n eustatic forces
  15. o volcanic
  16. p tsunamis
  17. q marshes
  18. r Australia
  19. s all of the above
  20. t at sea level