Oceanography Vocabulary MCQ Quiz! Trivia

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How much do you know about oceanography? Do you want to try and pass this quiz? Oceanography is the study of the physical and biological characteristics of the ocean. It is essential to earth science, covering a wide array of topics, including ecosystem dynamics, ocean currents, waves, and plate tectonics. Concerned with oceans, including marine, An oceanographer is a person who studies the ocean, marine, geology, and physics. Take this quiz and learn more about oceanography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A body of water with distinct properties based on where it originated.
  • 2. 
    A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances in which the solvent or dissolving medium is water.
  • 3. 
    A vent that spews water of about 380 degrees Celsius from volcano-like chimneys located on the ocean floor.
    • A. 

      Buffer

    • B. 

      Black smoker

    • C. 

      Boiling point

    • D. 

      Coral

  • 4. 
    An aqueous solution that acts to stabilize changes in pH.
  • 5. 
    The temperature at which a solution turns from liquid to gas is a boiling point.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Tiny, colonial sea animals that form a large part of Earth's reefs.
  • 7. 
    A one-celled protist with a delicate, thin shell made of silica.
    • A. 

      Diatom

    • B. 

      Coral

    • C. 

      Phytoplankton

    • D. 

      Zooplankton

  • 8. 
    The temperature at which a solution turns from liquid to solid.
  • 9. 
    A chemical bond in which the positively charged hydrogen atom of one molecule is attracted to the negatively charged atom of another molecule.
  • 10. 
    The surface layer of ocean water.
  • 11. 
    Free-swimming marine life, such as fish, reptiles, whales, squid, and jellyfish.
    • A. 

      Zooplankton

    • B. 

      Phytoplankton

    • C. 

      Nekton

    • D. 

      Black smoker

  • 12. 
    Oceanography is the scientific study of the ocean and seas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Photosynthesizing microorganisms that float freely in the ocean's surface waters, make up the base of the ocean's food chain, and are the primary energy source for the marine ecosystem.
  • 14. 
    The differences in electrical charge at the ends of a molecule; for example, a water molecule.
  • 15. 
    The measure of the dissolved salts in the water.
  • 16. 
    The layer of ocean directly beneath the mixed layer, in which the temperature decreases rapidly.
  • 17. 
    The microscopic animals found in ocean water that eat phytoplankton or smaller zooplankton.
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