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Oceans & Coasts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of the following best describes longshore transport?

Question 3 3. Which term describes the deformation of the earth's crust due to the movement of plates?

Question 4 4. During which of the following tides do we see the tidal range between high and low tide at its maximum?

Question 5 5. A geologist is studying a region with a wide continental shelf. Of the available options, what are they most likely studying?

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Question 6 6. When do neap tides occur?

Question 7 7. Ocean water has a high salt content. Which term is used to describe the amount of salt dissolved in water?

Question 8 8. Which marine organisms are described as small or microscopic organisms that float in collective groups near the surface of the water?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Which of the following is NOT true of the oceanic ridge system?

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Question 11 11. What characteristic do marine algae and plankton have in common?

Question 12 12. Which theory explains the dynamics of the earth's surface resulting from the interaction of overlying rigid plates with the underlying mantle?

Question 13 13. When a headland that projects out into the water is eroded by waves, all of the following could result EXCEPT for _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding fish living in ocean environments?

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

Question 17 17. Which of the following can NOT be found dissolved within ocean water?

Question 18 18. Which tidal pattern results in two nearly equal high tides and two low tides each day?

Question 19 19. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

Question 20 20. Which of the following best describes the longshore drift?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following terms is used to describe mature undulations occurring in open ocean waters?

Question 22 22. What is a recessed body of water along a shoreline called?

Question 23 23. The occurrence of which process leads to the creation of oceanic ridges?

Question 24 24. Which of the following terms is described as the ocean current that travels parallel to shore?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

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Question 26 26. If some ocean water has low salinity and a high temperature, what can we tell about its density?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements accurately describes ocean basins?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. Which of the following terms is used to describe large circular ocean currents that are driven mostly by the wind?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements about the relationship between plunging breakers and spilling breakers is FALSE?

Oceans & Coasts Chapter Exam Instructions

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