Ocean Currents Trivia Quiz Questions!

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Ocean Currents Trivia Quiz Questions! - Quiz

This quiz will review the major concepts involving ocean circulation. This is information we have previously learned, so let's see how you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ocean currents are drive by:
    • A. 

      Wind energy

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Salinity differences

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Water by the equator is __________ and more ___________ than water by the polar regions.
    • A. 

      Cooler; dense

    • B. 

      Cooler; saline

    • C. 

      Warmer; dense

    • D. 

      Warmer; saline

  • 3. 
    Water by the polar regions is fed by an influx of what water source?
    • A. 

      Freshwater lakes

    • B. 

      Melting glaciers

    • C. 

      Freshwater rivers

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Why do the waters by the equator flow up to the polar regions?
    • A. 

      Equatorial waters are a colder temperature.

    • B. 

      Equatorial waters are more dense.

    • C. 

      Equatorial waters are less dense and warmer.

    • D. 

      Equatorial waters do not flow up to the polar regions.

  • 5. 
    Complete the following analogy:Wind:Ocean Currents as _________:__________
    • A. 

      Heat:Growth

    • B. 

      Reefs:Erosion

    • C. 

      Sunlight:Photosynthesis

    • D. 

      Energy:Light

  • 6. 
    The Gulf Stream Current travels from the Gulf of Mexico to what location?
    • A. 

      North Atlantic Ocean waters

    • B. 

      South Atlantic Ocean waters

    • C. 

      Pacific Ocean waters

    • D. 

      Indian Ocean waters

  • 7. 
    The increased amount of salt near the equator is a result of what process?
    • A. 

      Photosynthesis

    • B. 

      Melting glaciers

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Chemosynthesis

  • 8. 
    The Labrador Current travels from Northern Greenland to what location?
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      East Coast of United States

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 9. 
    What type of winds drive the Gulf Stream current?
    • A. 

      The easterlies

    • B. 

      Southeast trade winds

    • C. 

      The westerlies

    • D. 

      Doldrums

  • 10. 
    Which of the following current(s) is a warm water current?
    • A. 

      Brazil current

    • B. 

      West Australian current

    • C. 

      North Atlantic current

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      None of the above

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