Deep Blue Sea

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Deep Blue Sea

This quiz has been developed to accompany Wellspring Teaching Tools Deep Blue Sea Unit Study, but can be taken independently as well.  Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ocean covers about 52% of the earth's surface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A body of salt water not as large as an ocean but with an outlet to the ocean is called a:
    • A. 

      Lake

    • B. 

      River

    • C. 

      Sea

    • D. 

      Ocean

    • E. 

      Micro ocean

  • 3. 
    The five major oceans are the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and ________________.
  • 4. 
    The average depth of the ocean is ________________.
    • A. 

      9,837 feet

    • B. 

      27,002 feet

    • C. 

      3,300 feet

    • D. 

      12,460 feet

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The deepest part of the ocean, the Marianas Trench, is located in the Pacific Ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Arctic and Southern Oceans are also known as the ____________ oceans.
    • A. 

      Polar

    • B. 

      Tundra

    • C. 

      Frigid

    • D. 

      Icy

    • E. 

      Pole

  • 7. 
    The ____________ Ocean is the largest of the five major oceans.
  • 8. 
    Is the water of the Pacific Ocean more or less salty near the equator?
    • A. 

      More

    • B. 

      Less

  • 9. 
    The earth's tallest mountains are in the ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The upward force produced by water is called ___________.
    • A. 

      Floatability

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Buoyancy

    • D. 

      Density

  • 11. 
    The density of ocean water is greater than the density of lake water because of the higher _______ content.
  • 12. 
    Which of the following name three of the five layers, or zones, of the ocean?
    • A. 

      Continental Rise

    • B. 

      Abyssopelagic

    • C. 

      Epipelagic

    • D. 

      Saline

    • E. 

      Hadopelagic

  • 13. 
    The majority of marine life lives in the Mesopelagic Zone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following are not marine invertebrates?
    • A. 

      Jellyfish

    • B. 

      Sea Turtle

    • C. 

      Seastar (starfish)

    • D. 

      Octopus

    • E. 

      Eel

  • 15. 
    Which marine mammal has the most dense fur of any other mammal?
    • A. 

      Polar Bear

    • B. 

      Penguin

    • C. 

      Sealion

    • D. 

      Seal

    • E. 

      Sea Otter

  • 16. 
    Sharks and rays have skeletons made of _____________.
    • A. 

      Cartilage

    • B. 

      Skin

    • C. 

      Bone

    • D. 

      Fat

  • 17. 
    Which of the following marine creatures can regrow an arm or tentacle if lost?  Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Seastar (starfish)

    • B. 

      Squid

    • C. 

      Hermit Crab

    • D. 

      Octopus

    • E. 

      Sea Turtle

  • 18. 
    Dolphins and whales use _____________ to locate prey and "see" their surroundings.
  • 19. 
    The organization that determines the ocean boundaries and sets their limits is called the...
    • A. 

      World Oceanographic Organization

    • B. 

      Department of Oceanic Limits and Boundaries

    • C. 

      International Hydrographic Organization

    • D. 

      Worldwide Marine Management

  • 20. 
    The warmest ocean is the...
    • A. 

      Arctic

    • B. 

      Atlantic

    • C. 

      Indian

    • D. 

      Pacific

    • E. 

      Southern

  • 21. 
    The Arctic Ocean, the smallest of the five oceans, encompasses 5.4 million square miles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which ocean has the highest average salinity?
  • 23. 
    The surface temperature of the Arctic Ocean is about
    • A. 

      18°F

    • B. 

      36°F

    • C. 

      42°F

    • D. 

      32°F

  • 24. 
    The shape, height, and depth of a place is called its geography.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False