Chapter 23 Vocabulary Quiz

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Chapter 23 vocabulary quiz over oceans


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  • 1. 
    One of a series of small rolling hills on the ocean next to the mid ocean ridges.
  • 2. 
     A large flat area on the ocean floor.
  • 3. 
    A type of continental margin at which an oceanic plate is subducting under a continental plate, characterized by the presence of a narrow continental shelf and a deep-sea trench.
  • 4. 
    Sea-floor sediments that are composed mostly of the shells and skeletons of living things.
  • 5. 
    The underwater part of the continental crust
  • 6. 
    The steep boundary between the continental shelf and the continental rise
  • 7. 
    A long, narrow, steep sided trough that runs parallel to continental margins or volcanic island arcs.
  • 8. 
    A system that uses transmitted and reflected sound waves to measure distances to the ocean floor.
  • 9. 
    Sea-floor sediments that form when chemical reactions cause minerals to crystallize out of sea water
  • 10. 
    The east coast of the united states has this type of continental margin
  • 11. 
    An cone-shaped undersea mountain of volcanic origin that rises high above the ocean floor
  • 12. 
    Sea-floor sediments that came from eroded minerals that had comprised continental rock.
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