The Five Major Oceans: Structure & Properties


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Which of the following is NOT a major ocean on Earth?

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1. Which ocean is the smallest ocean?

2. In what year was the Southern Ocean defined?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about the five major oceans? With help from this short quiz and worksheet, you can quickly find out! Explore multiple-choice questions on these assessments and measure your ability to identify oceans based on descriptions of their size and other characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can check your ability to do the following:

  • Identify major oceans on Earth
  • Name the ocean that is the smallest in size
  • Share the year the Southern Ocean was defined
  • Point out the ocean that separates the Americas and Asia
  • Name the ocean in which strong hurricanes are formed

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the ocean that is the smallest and the year the Southern Ocean was defined
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about strong hurricanes and the ocean in which they are formed
  • Reading comprehension - read and pull essential information from the accompanying lesson covering the structure and properties of the five major oceans

Additional Learning

Paired with this quiz and worksheet is a lesson called The Five Major Oceans: Structure & Properties. By studying this lesson, you can gain a better understanding of the following:

  • How the name for the Atlantic Ocean originated
  • Largest ocean on Earth
  • The four boundaries of the Indian Ocean
  • Ocean that is mostly covered with ice
  • Shape of the Southern Ocean