Ocean Characteristics Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following terms is used to describe the area where plates converge and one plate is driven below the other?

Question 2 2. Charlie has been studying the movement of sand and sediment. To test his current theory, Charlie marks a plot of sand with colored dye. He then returns weeks later to see if the sand is still there. Charlie notices that the sand with the dye in it has been moved along the shoreline over time. What is this process called?

Question 3 3. The habitats for marine organisms are based on which of the following chemical or physical properties?

Question 4 4. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

Question 5 5. When a headland that projects out into the water is eroded by waves, all of the following could result EXCEPT for _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following terms is described as the ocean current that travels parallel to shore?

Question 7 7. Which term describes the outermost shell of the earth that is composed of the earth's crust and the upper part of the mantle?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding tides?

Question 9 9. What is a shallow body of water separated from the ocean by a barrier island or sandbar known as?

Question 10 10. An oceanographic team is exploring an area underwater and locates a submerged volcanic mountain with a top that is very flat. What term would be used to describe this structure?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT an effect that tides have on coastal regions?

Question 12 12. Which of the following can NOT be found dissolved within ocean water?

Question 13 13. What is a small elevated land form that rises from the depths of the ocean?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements correctly describes waves?

Question 15 15. If some ocean water has low salinity and a high temperature, what can we tell about its density?

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Question 16 16. What characteristic do marine algae and plankton have in common?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding marine mammals?

Question 18 18. What is a recessed body of water along a shoreline called?

Question 19 19. A geologist is studying an area where the continental crust comes into contact with the oceanic crust. What is this area called?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

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Question 21 21. What is a sandbar that runs parallel to the coast, but remains separated by water called?

Question 22 22. Which of the following samples of ocean water would be most dense?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding fish living in ocean environments?

Question 24 24. Which theory explains the dynamics of the earth's surface resulting from the interaction of overlying rigid plates with the underlying mantle?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements about the relationship between plunging breakers and spilling breakers is FALSE?

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Question 26 26. When do neap tides occur?

Question 27 27. During which of the following tides do we see the tidal range between high and low tide at its maximum?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the thermohaline circulation?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the formation of oceanic ridges?

Ocean Characteristics Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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