Trivia Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Ocean Currents And Climate?

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Trivia Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Ocean Currents And Climate?

How Much Do You Know About Ocean Currents And Climate? The quiz below is designed to test out just how much you got to understand the effect that ocean currents have over the world’s climate. Ocean currents are formed as a result of the movement of ocean water in a definite direction. Take this quiz and learn more about them!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Two types of surface currents are the Gulf Stream and the
    • A. 

      Brazil Current

    • B. 

      Antarctic Bottom Water

    • C. 

      Coriolis Effect

    • D. 

      North Atlantic Deep Water

  • 2. 
    Surface currents are caused by
    • A. 

      Floods

    • B. 

      The wind

    • C. 

      Warm water

    • D. 

      The equator

  • 3. 
    Ocean currents flow from east to west near the
    • A. 

      Gulf stream

    • B. 

      Poles

    • C. 

      Equator

    • D. 

      Global winds

  • 4. 
    The curved paths of global winds and surface currents are caused by
    • A. 

      The rotation of the Earth

    • B. 

      The Coriolis effect

    • C. 

      Warm air near the equator

    • D. 

      Continental deflection

  • 5. 
    Ocean currents in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres turn
    • A. 

      From west to east

    • B. 

      Clockwise

    • C. 

      In opposite directions

    • D. 

      Against the Earth's rotation

  • 6. 
    What does a surface current do when it deflects?
    • A. 

      Gains speed

    • B. 

      Moves toward cold water

    • C. 

      Meets another ocean current

    • D. 

      Changes direction

  • 7. 
    The density of ocean water increases when it
    • A. 

      Joins the Gulf Stream

    • B. 

      Gets colder

    • C. 

      Gets warmer

    • D. 

      Turns to ice

  • 8. 
    Which process increases the salinity of ocean water?
    • A. 

      The Coriolis effect

    • B. 

      Convection currents

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Continental deflection

  • 9. 
    As water getss denser, how does it move?
    • A. 

      Expands toward wamer water

    • B. 

      Gets pushed toward the poles

    • C. 

      Sinks toward the ocean floor

    • D. 

      Gets pulled up by evaporation

  • 10. 
    Which currents carry warm water away from the equator?
    • A. 

      Deep currents

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Surface currents

    • D. 

      Freezing