Deep Ocean Trench: Definition & Examples


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Which of these characteristics of an ocean trench is NOT true?

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1. What is NOT true about the formation of ocean trenches?

2. What is a subduction zone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination focuses on definitions and examples of deep ocean trenches. Topics discussed include characteristics of deep ocean trenches and how they are formed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of and provide information about:

  • Where the Challenger Deep is located
  • The definition of a subduction zone
  • Which kinds of sea life survive in a deep ocean trench

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about deep ocean trenches
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about subduction zones
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the traits of deep ocean trenches

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Deep Ocean Trench: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about subduction zones and tectonic plates
  • Study the geographical locations of ocean trenches
  • Get a better understanding of sea floor spreading
  • Go over information about amphipods and xenophyophores