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Earth Science Exam #2 The Ocean

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Earth Science Exam #2 The Ocean
Test on Ocean Sediments, Ocean Floor, El Nino and La Nina

  
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1.  Seamounts ________.
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B.
C.
D.
2.  Which of the following is associated with ocean ridges?
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.  The ________ Ocean has more extensive abyssal plains than the Pacific Ocean because it has fewer trenches to trap sediments moving down the continental slope.
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  Manganese nodules do not accumulate below 4500 meters depth because the manganese minerals are highly soluble in seawater below that depth.
A.
B.
5.  The continental rise lies at the bottom of the continental slope.
A.
B.
6.  High energy environments are most likely to contain which one of the following?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
7.  Sediments that are derived primarily from the weathering on continental material are indicated by the number(s):
A.
B.
C.
D.
8.  Minerals that crystallize directly from seawater are examples of ________.
A.
B.
C.
D.
9.  Biogenous sediments are indicated by the number(s):
A.
B.
C.
D.
10.  The major force bringing continental sediments to the open ocean is (are): .
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
11.  The ________ marks the transition between the warm surface layer and the deep zone of cold water in the oceans.
A.
B.
C.
D.
12.  "Black smokers" are associated with ________.
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  Which ocean has the greatest average depth?
A.
B.
C.
D.
14.  Which one of the following concerning mid-ocean ridges is false?
A.
B.
C.
D.
15.  Turbidites and siliceous oozes are both biogenous sediments.
A.
B.
16.  The most likely place to find abundant manganese nodules is on the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
17.  ________ quartz sand
A.
B.
C.
18.  ________ diatom ooze
A.
B.
C.
19.  Calcium carbonate is most likely to dissolve in water with which characteristics?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
20.  The BEST definition of the outer edge of the continental shelf is that point where ________.
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B.
C.
D.
21.  Submerged, flat-topped seamounts are known as guyots.
A.
B.
22.  Submarine canyons found on the continental slope and are believed to have been created ________.
A.
B.
C.
D.
23.  The surface waters in regions where evaporation rates are high, such as the Red Sea, have higher than average salinities
A.
B.
24.  Which one of the following would you NOT associate with turbidity currents?
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  Calcareous oozes are represented by the number(s);
A.
B.
C.
D.
26.  How do calcareous oozes form?
A.
B.
C.
D.
27.  Concerning the distribution of land and water, which of the following statements is true?
A.
B.
C.
D.
28.  Which of the following is NOT true of deep ocean trenches?
A.
B.
C.
D.
29.  ________ develop where oceanic lithosphere bends downward and sinks into the mantle.
A.
B.
C.
D.
30.  ________ abyssal plain clay
A.
B.
C.
31.  It is thought that submarine canyons on the continental slope have been generated by ________
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  The oceans cover approximately ________ percent of Earth's surface.  
A.
B.
C.
D.
33.  The continental rise is located ________.
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B.
C.
D.
34.  An echo sounder operates by measuring the time required for a ________.
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B.
C.
D.
35.  Sand, silt, and clays deposited on the ocean floor are described as terrigenous sediments
A.
B.
36.  Which one of the following salts is most abundant in seawater?
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B.
C.
D.
37.  A very important way to increase the settling rate of fine particles in the open ocean is via: .
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B.
C.
D.
E.
38.  The gently sloping submerged surface extending from the shoreline toward the deep ocean is termed the ________.
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B.
C.
D.
39.  Compared to the Southern Hemisphere, a higher percentage of the Northern Hemisphere is water covered.
A.
B.
40.  Which one of the following is NOT part of the continental margin?
A.
B.
C.
D.
41.  ________ turbidite deposits
A.
B.
C.
42.  ________ calcareous ooze
A.
B.
C.
43.  A pelagic clay contains lots of material that settles to the seafloor through the water column and are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
44.  Which of the following is not an important control on oceanic sediment accumulation?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
45.  The Atlantic and Pacific basins have oceanic ridges; the Indian Ocean has no oceanic ridge
A.
B.
46.  Which of the following contains silica (SiO2)?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
47.  Seafloor hot springs occur mainly in oceanic, abyssal plains.
A.
B.
48.  The ________ Ocean is largest
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B.
C.
D.
49.  The crests of mid-oceanic ridges ________.
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B.
C.
D.
50.  The element found in some sediments which suggest that a meteorite or asteroid impact occurred nearby is:
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B.
C.
D.
51.  Which of the following contains calcium carbonate (CaCO3)?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
52.  ________ manganese nodule
A.
B.
C.
53.  The sediments that are produced in areas of high primary productivity are indicated by the number(s):
A.
B.
C.
D.
54.  Submarine canyons form the deepest parts of the ocean basins.
A.
B.
55.  Sediments which are poorly sorted and made of a variety of minerals could have been deposited by: . .
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
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