Oceans & Tides Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a shallow body of water separated from the ocean by a barrier island or sandbar known as?

Question 2 2. Which type of wave is caused by an earthquake, underwater volcanic eruption, landslide, or other abrupt disturbance?

Question 3 3. A tsunami recently hit Chile. Which of the following items would be the most helpful to send in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami? Why?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the thermohaline circulation?

Question 5 5. Which of the following can NOT be found dissolved within ocean water?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following best describes the longshore drift?

Question 7 7. Why does it take more energy to change the temperature of water than air?

Question 8 8. If some ocean water has low salinity and a high temperature, what can we tell about its density?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding tides?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. During which of the following tides do we see the tidal range between high and low tide at its maximum?

Question 13 13. Ocean water has a high salt content. Which term is used to describe the amount of salt dissolved in water?

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

Question 15 15. Why can it take a country years to recover from the effects of a tsunami?

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Question 16 16. What is the swash zone?

Question 17 17. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

Question 18 18. Identify the answer choice that correctly describes the difference between a headland and a spit.

Question 19 19. What is a recessed body of water along a shoreline called?

Question 20 20. When do neap tides occur?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following terms is described as the ocean current that travels parallel to shore?

Question 22 22. How is the word 'tsunami' best translated?

Question 23 23. Which of the following terms is used to describe mature undulations occurring in open ocean waters?

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 NOT an effect that tides have on coastal regions?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following samples of ocean water would be most dense?

Question 27 27. Which tidal pattern results in two nearly equal high tides and two low tides each day?

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

Question 29 29. Which of the following describes the movement and size of a tsunami?

Question 30 30. What is a sandbar that runs parallel to the coast, but remains separated by water called?

Oceans & Tides Chapter Exam Instructions

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