The Earth's Oceans, Seas & Gulfs


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Which of the following describes a very large expanse of sea water, especially between continents?

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1. Which of the following describes a deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth?

2. What is the difference between a gulf and a sea?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Earth's surface is roughly 71% water. Thus, the Earth also has a great variety of different types of bodies of water. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the various oceans, seas and gulfs of the Earth. Some things you'll be assessed on include bodies of water and their differences as well as specific bodies of water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to test your ability to:

  • Define a large expanse of sea water
  • Identify a deep inlet of sea water surrounded by land
  • Relate the difference between a sea and a gulf
  • Recognize bodies of water based on their locations on a map

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the oceans, seas and gulfs of the Earth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of bodies of water found on the Earth, and their defining qualities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding specific bodies of water on Earth and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about bodies of water on the Earth, review the accompanying lesson, The Earth's Oceans, Seas & Gulfs. By completing the lesson, you can achieve the following objectives:

  • Name the Earth's seven oceans
  • Know the number of seas there are on Earth
  • Identify the world's largest bodies of water