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Coastal Landforms Quiz

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1. What term describes the movement of sediment along a coast by wave action?

2. Which coastal landform is created when a section of coastline erodes more quickly than its surroundings, creating a recess in the coastline?

3. What is the name of a narrow piece of land projecting into the sea, often formed from deposition of sediment?

4. What type of coastal erosion occurs when water forces air into cracks in the rock, eventually leading to the rock breaking apart?

5. Which feature is formed by the collapse of a sea cave roof?

6. What occurs when the area of land between two spits is filled with sediment, forming a connection across a bay?

7. Which landform is created as a result of sea level rise, submerging low-lying land and forming an inlet of the sea?

8. Which landform is formed by the deposition of sediment at the mouth of a river, often characterized by its triangular shape?

9. What is the term for a coastal landform formed by the wave-driven erosion of rock at the base of a cliff, often resulting in an overhang?

10. What causes a tombolo to form?