Oceans: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of the following statements about the relationship between plunging breakers and spilling breakers is FALSE?

Question 3 3. If some ocean water has low salinity and a high temperature, what can we tell about its density?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements correctly describes waves?

Question 5 5. Which term describes the deformation of the earth's crust due to the movement of plates?

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Question 6 6. Which marine organisms are described as small or microscopic organisms that float in collective groups near the surface of the water?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. When a headland that projects out into the water is eroded by waves, all of the following could result EXCEPT for _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following samples of ocean water would be most dense?

Question 10 10. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

Question 13 13. Which theory explains the dynamics of the earth's surface resulting from the interaction of overlying rigid plates with the underlying mantle?

Question 14 14. Which of the following terms is described as the ocean current that travels parallel to shore?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is TRUE concerning backwash?

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Question 16 16. Why does it take more energy to change the temperature of water than air?

Question 17 17. A geologist is studying a region with a wide continental shelf. Of the available options, what are they most likely studying?

Question 18 18. What is a small elevated land form that rises from the depths of the ocean?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

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

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding marine mammals?

Question 22 22. The habitats for marine organisms are based on which of the following chemical or physical properties?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the thermohaline circulation?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements accurately describes ocean basins?

Question 27 27. What is the swash zone?

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding tides?

Question 29 29. Which type of wave is caused by an earthquake, underwater volcanic eruption, landslide, or other abrupt disturbance?

Question 30 30. The occurrence of which process leads to the creation of oceanic ridges?

Oceans: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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