Ocean Motion Assessment Mcfadden Period 8

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Ocean Motion Assessment Mcfadden Period 8

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Water particles in waves move _____________.   
    • A. 

      Toward shore

    • B. 

      In a circle

    • C. 

      Sideways

    • D. 

      Backward

  • 2. 
    When the Moon, Earth, and Sun are in a line, the tidal range is _______________.
    • A. 

      Unchanged

    • B. 

      Unpredictable

    • C. 

      Lowest

    • D. 

      Greatest

  • 3. 
    Giant waves produced by gravity are called _____________.
    • A. 

      Upwellings

    • B. 

      Tidal waves

    • C. 

      Currents

    • D. 

      Tides

  • 4. 
    When the Sun, Earth, and Moon form a 90 degree angle, we have  _____________ tides.
    • A. 

      Spring

    • B. 

      Neap

    • C. 

      Normal

    • D. 

      Fall

  • 5. 
    Surface currents are caused by ____________.
    • A. 

      Upwelling

    • B. 

      Cold water

    • C. 

      Warm water

    • D. 

      Winds

  • 6. 
    The lowest point on a wave is called the wave ____________________.
    • A. 

      Trough

    • B. 

      Crest

    • C. 

      Height

    • D. 

      Tide

  • 7. 
    Slow-moving, cold currents may rise to the surface.  This ________________ of cold water carries food particles to the surface, resulting in areas of good fishing.
    • A. 

      Upwelling

    • B. 

      Crest

    • C. 

      Tide

    • D. 

      Trough

  • 8. 
    An increase in ocean salinity can increase ______________, creating a current.
    • A. 

      Wavelength

    • B. 

      Density

    • C. 

      The Coriolis effect

    • D. 

      Wave height

  • 9. 
    Every 1 Kg of ocean water contains 35 g of _________________.
    • A. 

      Calcium

    • B. 

      Dissolved salts

    • C. 

      Sulfur

    • D. 

      Chloride ions

  • 10. 
    Surface currents affect _____________.
    • A. 

      High tides

    • B. 

      Low ides

    • C. 

      The ocean bottom

    • D. 

      The climate on continents

  • 11. 
    When the wind blows across a body of water, ____________ between the water and the air causes the water to move.
    • A. 

      Ions

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Density

  • 12. 
    Once the atmosphere cooled enough, water vapor condensed and _________ began to fall onto the Earth.
    • A. 

      Dust

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Lava

    • D. 

      Ash

  • 13. 
    Oxygen enters the ocean from the atmosphere and from organisms that _____________.
    • A. 

      Photosynthesize

    • B. 

      Form bones

    • C. 

      Respire

    • D. 

      Form shells

  • 14. 
    Dissolved calcium is carried to the ocean by _____________.
    • A. 

      Animals

    • B. 

      Rivers

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Gravity

  • 15. 
    Because substances are constantly being added and substances are constantly being used by plants and animals, the salinity of the oceans _____________.
    • A. 

      Remains balanced

    • B. 

      Increases

    • C. 

      Decreases

    • D. 

      Doubles

  • 16. 
    What causes the water to go back into the sea after a wave breaks onto the shore?
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Density

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Coriolis effect

  • 17. 
    Cold, dense water around Norway, Greenland, and Labrador form _______________.
    • A. 

      The California Current

    • B. 

      The Gulf Stream

    • C. 

      The Mediterranean intermediate water

    • D. 

      North Atlantic Deep Water

  • 18. 
    A ____ is a kind  of wave that forms when a rising tide enters a shallow, narrow river from a wide area of the sea.
    • A. 

      Neap tide

    • B. 

      Tidal bore

    • C. 

      Spring tide

    • D. 

      Tidal range

  • 19. 
    If a wave's amplitude increases, the amount of _______ it carries also increases.
    • A. 

      Energy

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Dissolved salts

  • 20. 
    The warm water of the ___________ effects  Iceland's climate.
    • A. 

      California Current

    • B. 

      Gulf Stream

    • C. 

      Mediterranean intermediate water

    • D. 

      North Atlantic Deep Water

  • 21. 
    Currents that are south of the equator move in a ____________ direction. 
    • A. 

      Clockwise

    • B. 

      Counterclockwise

  • 22. 
    The Gulf Stream is a  _______________.
    • A. 

      Surface current

    • B. 

      Deep water current

    • C. 

      Polar current

  • 23. 
    What letter represents wavelength?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 24. 
    What letter represents crest?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 25. 
    What letter represents trough?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

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