Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types


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Which of the following statements accurately describes ocean basins?

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

2. 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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ocean basins are an important geological feature of our planet with their own unique characteristics. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of these attributes, including how they are formed and features that might appear in an ocean basin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying true/false statements about ocean basins
  • Defining key terms, such as guyot
  • Choosing which feature from a list best fits a definition

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ocean basins lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as guyot
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding elevated features in ocean basins

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the purpose and definition of ocean basins
  • Provide real-world examples of ocean basins, such as the Gulf of Mexico
  • Differentiate between inactive and active basins
  • Outline the different features that may appear in an ocean basin