Oceans Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. A geologist is studying a region with a wide continental shelf. Of the available options, what are they most likely studying?

Question 2 2. During which of the following tides do we see the tidal range between high and low tide at its maximum?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding fish living in ocean environments?

Question 4 4. Which term describes the deformation of the earth's crust due to the movement of plates?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is TRUE concerning backwash?

Page 2

Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an effect that tides have on coastal regions?

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

Question 9 9. When a headland that projects out into the water is eroded by waves, all of the following could result EXCEPT for _____.

Question 10 10. Which marine organisms are described as small or microscopic organisms that float in collective groups near the surface of the water?

Page 3

Question 11 11. Which of the following best describes longshore transport?

Question 12 12. Which of the following describes the zone of mantle that consists of semisolid rock that is very hot and deformable?

Question 13 13. The habitats for marine organisms are based on which of the following chemical or physical properties?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements accurately describes ocean basins?

Question 15 15. Ocean water has a high salt content. Which term is used to describe the amount of salt dissolved in water?

Page 4

Question 16 16. Identify the answer choice that correctly describes the difference between a headland and a spit.

Question 17 17. Which of the following terms is used to describe mature undulations occurring in open ocean waters?

Question 18 18. What is the swash zone?

Question 19 19. Which of the following terms is used to describe large circular ocean currents that are driven mostly by the wind?

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

Page 5

Question 21 21. Which theory explains the dynamics of the earth's surface resulting from the interaction of overlying rigid plates with the underlying mantle?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which type of wave is caused by an earthquake, underwater volcanic eruption, landslide, or other abrupt disturbance?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements about the relationship between plunging breakers and spilling breakers is FALSE?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT true of the oceanic ridge system?

Page 6

Question 26 26. A geologist is studying an area where the continental crust comes into contact with the oceanic crust. What is this area called?

Question 27 27. Which of the following samples of ocean water would be most dense?

Question 28 28. Which of the following terms is described as the ocean current that travels parallel to shore?

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

Question 30 30. Which term describes the outermost shell of the earth that is composed of the earth's crust and the upper part of the mantle?

Oceans Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Earth Science 101: Earth Science  /  Science Courses
Support