Ocean Currents Quiz

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Ocean Currents Quiz

Ocean currents are basically the seasonal directions of the sea and ocean waters. Most of the times they are caused by winds on the oceans. The quiz below puts your knowledge on ocean currents on the beam. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do deep ocean currents form?
    • A. 

      As warm, dense water sinks and flows beneath cold ocean water.

    • B. 

      As cold, dense water sinks and flows beneath warm ocean water.

    • C. 

      As warm, dense water sinks and flows with other warm ocean water.

  • 2. 
    What is the movement of polar water a result of?
    • A. 

      Differences in density.

    • B. 

      Differences in temperature.

    • C. 

      Differences in salinity.

  • 3. 
    Which of these is a factor of surface currents?
    • A. 

      Deep ocean currents.

    • B. 

      Air pollution.

    • C. 

      Earth's rotation.

  • 4. 
    What kind of energy is passed in wind?
    • A. 

      Potential energy.

    • B. 

      Kinetic energy.

  • 5. 
    What is the apparent curving of the path of oceans and winds due to Earths rotation?
    • A. 

      A gyre.

    • B. 

      The Coriolis effect.

  • 6. 
    Wind does not affect surface currents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False