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Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 14: The Ocean Floor Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Geological oceanographers study which of the following?

Question 2 2. Why is sedimentary rock the only type of rock that can contain fossils?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. Which of the following describes the zone of mantle that consists of semisolid rock that is very hot and deformable?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

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Question 6 6. The occurrence of which process leads to the creation of oceanic ridges?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the formation of oceanic ridges?

Question 8 8. Why is oceanography an important field of study?

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

Question 10 10. Which of the following is TRUE of sedimentary rocks?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following types of sediment is composed of rock fragments?

Question 12 12. Which term describes the deformation of the earth's crust due to the movement of plates?

Question 13 13. Which is NOT true about oceanographers?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following terms is used to describe the process of solid mineral crystals separating out of a solution?

Question 17 17. About how much of Earth is covered with water?

Question 18 18. Which of the following terms is used to describe the area where plates converge and one plate is driven below the other?

Question 19 19. Which theory explains the dynamics of the earth's surface resulting from the interaction of overlying rigid plates with the underlying mantle?

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. How many of Earth's living organisms are found in the oceans?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements accurately describes ocean basins?

Question 23 23. What is a small elevated land form that rises from the depths of the ocean?

Question 24 24. Coal forms when the remains of living organisms accumulate and convert to solid carbon. Therefore, coal comes from which type of sediment?

Question 25 25. A geologist is studying a region with a wide continental shelf. Of the available options, what are they most likely studying?

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 14: The Ocean Floor Chapter Exam Instructions

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