Earth Science Exam #2 The Ocean

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