Ocean Floor - Test Yourself

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Ocean Floor Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz to test yourself on Earth Science material regarding the Ocean Floor, for review.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Oceanography is a specific branch of geology.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Northern Hemisphere is often referred to as the land hemisphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    We can use sonar to study the ocean floor because
    • A. 

      We know the speed of sound in water

    • B. 

      We know how big the ship is

    • C. 

      Satellites provide the rate of gravity

    • D. 

      We have detailed maps of the complete seafloor

    • E. 

      We can't measure the depth

  • 4. 
    Which one of the following water bodies is the largest ocean?
    • A. 

      Arctic Ocean

    • B. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • C. 

      Aral Sea

    • D. 

      Indian Ocean

    • E. 

      Pacific Ocean

  • 5. 
    The measurement of ocean depths and the charting of the shape or topography of the ocean floor is
    • A. 

      Altimetry

    • B. 

      Oceanography

    • C. 

      Sonimetry

    • D. 

      Bathymetry

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not considered one of the four main ocean basins?
    • A. 

      Asiatic

    • B. 

      Indian

    • C. 

      Arctic

    • D. 

      Pacific

    • E. 

      Atlantic

  • 7. 
    The ____________ are likely the most level places on Earth.
    • A. 

      Guyots

    • B. 

      Continental slopes

    • C. 

      Mid-ocean ridges

    • D. 

      Deep-ocean trenches

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The mid-ocean ridge winds through all major oceans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The true edge of the continent is the continental slope.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Downslope movements of dense, sediment-laden water are known as ____________ currents.
    • A. 

      Avalanche

    • B. 

      Sediment

    • C. 

      Longshore

    • D. 

      Density

    • E. 

      Turbidity

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