Oceans and Air Movement Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. Which term describes the deformation of the earth's crust due to the movement of plates?

Question 3 3. Which of the following terms is used to describe mature undulations occurring in open ocean waters?

Question 4 4. Surface water is mostly found on Earth in the form of _____.

Question 5 5. Ocean water has a high salt content. Which term is used to describe the amount of salt dissolved in water?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Which of the following is TRUE concerning backwash?

Question 8 8. A geologist is studying a region with a wide continental shelf. Of the available options, what are they most likely studying?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT true of the oceanic ridge system?

Question 10 10. _____ is water that is held in the ground, but above groundwater, and can be found in the spaces between dirt particles following irrigation or rain.

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Question 11 11. While studying a certain area, a geologist observes that the region is mountainous with earthquake and volcanic activity. What kind of area is the geologist studying?

Question 12 12. Which of the following terms is used to describe the area where plates converge and one plate is driven below the other?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best describes longshore transport?

Question 14 14. What is the swash zone?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. Which of the following best describes the longshore drift?

Question 17 17. Why does it take more energy to change the temperature of water than air?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

Question 19 19. What is a shallow body of water separated from the ocean by a barrier island or sandbar known as?

Question 20 20. The occurrence of which process leads to the creation of oceanic ridges?

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Question 21 21. Why is Earth called the blue planet?

Question 22 22. If some ocean water has low salinity and a high temperature, what can we tell about its density?

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

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements correctly describes waves?

Question 25 25. A geologist is studying an area where the continental crust comes into contact with the oceanic crust. What is this area called?

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Question 26 26. What is a recessed body of water along a shoreline called?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the formation of oceanic ridges?

Question 28 28. What is a sandbar that runs parallel to the coast, but remains separated by water called?

Question 29 29. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements accurately describes ocean basins?

Oceans and Air Movement Chapter Exam Instructions

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