The Ultimate Geogarphy Quiz: Water Bodies

44 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Ocean Quizzes & Trivia

How much do you know about water bodies? As it pertains to this quiz, you should know what the name of the explorer was in 1947 that proved the ocean currents could have moved people across the ocean, what are stream like movements of water that occur at or near the surface of the sea, and what are the three aspects that affect surface currents. You should most certainly take this awesome quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the name of the explorer in 1947 that proved that Ocean Currents could have moved people across the ocean?
    • A. 

      Thor Heyerdal

    • B. 

      Jacques Cousteau

    • C. 

      David Jenkins

    • D. 

      Heinrik Wilhelm

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Streamlike movements of water that occur at or near the surface of the ocean are called:
  • 3. 
    What are the three factors that affect surface currents?
  • 4. 
    Surface currents can reach depths of several hundred meters and lengths of several thousand kilometers?
  • 5. 
    Different Winds cause currents to flow in different directions?
  • 6. 
    Near the equator, the winds blow ocean water.
    • A. 

      North to South

    • B. 

      South to North

    • C. 

      East to West

    • D. 

      West to East

    • E. 

      All of the above - the winds constantly change thus changing the direction of the currents

  • 7. 
    At the poles, the ocean water is blown.
    • A. 

      South to North

    • B. 

      West to East

    • C. 

      East to West

    • D. 

      North to South

    • E. 

      All of the above - the winds constantly change thus changing the direction of the currents

  • 8. 
    The Coriolis Effect is
    • A. 

      The curving of moving objects from a straight path due to the Earth's rotation

    • B. 

      The effect that a continent has on a current when it comes in contact with the continent

    • C. 

      Streamlike movements of ocean water far elow the surface

    • D. 

      The effect of increasing salination through evaporation

  • 9. 
    Continental Deflection is
    • A. 

      What happens when a wave hits the beach

    • B. 

      The wavelenght of a wave

    • C. 

      What occurrs when surface currents meet continents

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    All three factors of global winds, the Coriolis effect, and continental deflection work together to form a pattern of surface currents on the earth, but currents are also affected by the temperature of the water.
  • 11. 
    Streamlike movements of ocean water far below the surface that are not affected by wind or the Coriolis effect is called?
  • 12. 
    Deep currents form in parts of the ocean where water density.
  • 13. 
    Two factors that combine to affect the density of ocean water are?
  • 14. 
    Increase in salinity can occur both through freezing and evaporation?
  • 15. 
    Deep Currents move water.
    • A. 

      From the Polar region to the Equatorial region

    • B. 

      From the Equatorial region to the Polar region

    • C. 

      For part of the year from the Polar region to the Equatorial region and part of the year from the Equatorial region to the Polar Region

    • D. 

      From California to Mexico

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Surface currents carry warmer water.
    • A. 

      Sometimes to Hawaii to Brazil

    • B. 

      From the Equatorial region to the Polar region

    • C. 

      From the Polar region to the Equatorial region

    • D. 

      Changes based on El Nino

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Surface currents have no affect on the climate in many parts of the world?
  • 18. 
    Some surface currents warm or cool coastal areas year-round.
  • 19. 
    Surface currents are classified as ______water or _______water currents.
  • 20. 
    The ____ ______ carries warm water from the Tropics to the North Atlantic Ocean.
  • 21. 
    The Gulf Stream flows to the British Isles which creates a relatively (type warm, cool, or mild) climate.
  • 22. 
    The cold-water current, called the California Current, keeps the climate along the West Coast fairly (type warm, cool, or mild) all year long compared with temperatures inland.
  • 23. 
    The process in which cold, nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean rises to the surface and replace warm surface water is called?
    • A. 

      El Nino

    • B. 

      Breakers

    • C. 

      Upwelling

    • D. 

      Riptides

  • 24. 
    The highest point in a wave is called the:
    • A. 

      Crest

    • B. 

      Trough

    • C. 

      Upwelling

    • D. 

      Breakers

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    The lowest point in the wave is called:
    • A. 

      Breakers

    • B. 

      Creast

    • C. 

      Wave Period

    • D. 

      Trough

    • E. 

      None of the above

Back to Top Back to top