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Rip current: Quiz


Question 1: Rip currents are stronger when the surf is rough (such as during high onshore winds, or when a strong ________ is far offshore) or when the tide is low.
Tropical cycloneTropical cyclone basinsEye (cyclone)Rain

Question 2: Typical flow is at 0.5 meters per ________ (1–2 feet per second), and can be as fast as 2.5 meters per second (8 feet per second).
TimeClockSecondCoordinated Universal Time

Question 3: They can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including the world's oceans, seas, and large lakes such as the Great Lakes in the United States of America and ________.
United KingdomCanadaBelizeBarbados

Question 4: The resulting rip current is usually narrow and located in a trench between sandbars, under piers or along ________.
River engineeringShoalHarborJetty

Question 5: [3] They can be extremely dangerous, dragging swimmers away from the ________ and leading to death by drowning when they attempt to fight the River or ocean current and become exhausted.
Coral reefBeachCoastCliff

Question 6: [4] Over 80% of rescues by surf beach ________ are due to rip currents.
LifeguardSurf lifesavingInternational Life Saving FederationFirst aid

Question 7: Some beaches are more likely to have stronger rip currents than others, and a few are particularly well known for them, the overall ________ of the area being the main factor.
Geographic information systemTopographic mapTopographyDigital elevation model


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