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1. A tsunami is a series of giant waves generated by:

  1. High winds
  2. Stronger than normal tides
  3. Large disturbance on the ocean floor
  4. Storms

2. As a tsunami approaches shallow water which of the following set of transformations occur?

  1. Wavelength increases, wave period decreases, and wave height stays the same
  2. Wavelength decreases, wave period decreases, and wave height increases
  3. Wavelength decreases, wave period increases, and wave height increases
  4. Wavelength decreases, waver period stays the same, and wave height increases

3. During a tsunami a series of waves radiating outward from a central disturbance of the sea floor is called a

  1. Wave train
  2. Ocean storm
  3. Wind-generated disturbance
  4. Wavelets

4. How far apart can the waves of a tsunami be?

  1. There is only one wave
  2. Only a few seconds
  3. Only a few minutes
  4. Up to an hour

5. How many people died in California as a result of the tsunami created by the Good Friday earthquake?

  1. 7
  2. 11
  3. 15
  4. 20

6. How much uplift occurred during the Good Friday earthquake?

  1. 5 m
  2. 10 m
  3. 15 m
  4. 25 m

7. If the average depth of the oceans is 3500 meters, then what would the speed of a tsunami be in such open ocean conditions?

  1. 300 km/hour
  2. 400 km/hour
  3. 667 km/hour
  4. 500 km/hour

8. If the seafloor is suddenly displaced upward, then what happens to the sea surface?

  1. It will subside
  2. It will remain unchanged
  3. It will momentarily rise
  4. None of the above

9. In the open ocean a tsunami can travel at speeds of

  1. 50 m/hour
  2. 100 m/hour
  3. 966 km/hour
  4. 20 m/hour

10. In what year did the Boxing Day tsunami occur in the Indian Ocean?

  1. 1999
  2. 2004
  3. 2010
  4. 2007

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