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Volume I, October 2000
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1. On which river does the largest tidal bore in the world occur?

Guajara
Qiantang
Seine
Petitcodiac

2. Where does the largest tidal range in the world occur?

Severn Estuary
Gulf Of California
English Channel
Bay Of Fundy

3. The world distance surfing record of 5.7 miles was achieved on the Severn Bore. Who holds it?

Steve King
Pete Jones
Dave Lawson
Rodney Sumpter

4. In what year did Colonel Churchill surf the Severn Bore for the first time?

1951
1953
1955
1957

5. The largest bores occur around...

a lunar eclipse
the solstices
a solar eclipse
the equinoxes

6. On which of these islands does the River Fly bore occur?

New Guinea
Borneo
Madagascar
Sri Lanka

7. In which country is the Turnagain Arm?

Canada
USA
Australia
United Kingdom

8. On which French river does a bore flow through the Port of St Pardon?

Gironde
Garonne
Dordogne
Seine

9. Which of the following is not an alternative name for bore?

Mascaret
Aegir
Pororoca
Solibore

10. Which of the following sentences is incorrect?

A bore is a tidal wave that flows up certain rivers and estuaries
Bores occur in estuaries with a funnel shaped topography
The head wave of a bore will break when the height of the wave exceeds the depth of the downstream flow
Bores occur only on semi-diurnal and mixed semi-diurnal tides


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