WONDER #1155: What Causes an Undertow?

Question 1 of 3

An undertow is usually what compared to a rip current?

  1. milder
  2. stronger
  3. the same
  4. sometimes milder, sometimes stronger

Question 2 of 3

An undertow is the same thing as which of the following?

  1. rip tide
  2. rip current
  3. red tide
  4. none of the above

Question 3 of 3

When caught in an undertow or rip current, the best way to escape is to swim in what direction?

  1. towards the shore
  2. away from the shore
  3. parallel to the shore
  4. north

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-causes-a-rip-current.