How Much Do You Know About Oceanography?

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Oceanography Quizzes & Trivia

Oceanography is the studying and exploring the ocean as well as understanding and unravelling the mysteries by analysing biology, chemistry, geology, and physics to understand the processes within it. This quiz will test your knowledge on the basics of oceanography. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How long is the Midocean Ridge
    • A. 

      10,000 miles

    • B. 

      50,000 miles

    • C. 

      100,000 miles

    • D. 

      2 miles

    • E. 

      900 miles

  • 2. 
    Modern oceanography is typically attributed to the Challenger Expedition, which began when?
    • A. 

      1872

    • B. 

      1888

    • C. 

      1891

    • D. 

      1856

  • 3. 
    What topic does physical oceanography research?
    • A. 

      Properties of sea water

    • B. 

      The shallow areas where land meets water 

    • C. 

      The traits of underwater soils 

  • 4. 
    What is the approximate temperature of the deep ocean?
    • A. 

      39 degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      42 degrees Fahrenheit 

    • C. 

      45 degrees Fahrenheit 

    • D. 

      38 degrees Fahrenheit 

  • 5. 
    What percentage of the world's volcanic activity occurs within the oceans?
    • A. 

      90%

    • B. 

      70%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      80%

  • 6. 
    Scientists that study the ocean are called this.
    • A. 

      Scientists of the oceans

    • B. 

      Ocean Scientists

    • C. 

      Oceanographers 

    • D. 

      Weather Scientist

  • 7. 
    Oceanographers study hydrothermal vents. What are these?
    • A. 

      Underwater volcanoes

    • B. 

       rare fish

    • C. 

      Seaweed holes

    • D. 

      Tsunmai

  • 8. 
    The substances in seawater, which most affect the colour reflected are:
    • A. 

      Phytoplankton

    • B. 

       zooplankton

    • C. 

       salt

    • D. 

      Trace metals

  • 9. 
    If you study chemical elements in seawater, you're practising which branch of oceanography?
    • A. 

      Biological Oceanography

    • B. 

      Physical Oceanography

    • C. 

      Chemical Oceanography 

    • D. 

      None

  • 10. 
    How did the first researchers determine ocean depths?
    • A. 

      They refracted light into the depths

    • B. 

      Rope and Lead Weights

    • C. 

      They attached rope to a large fish and released it 

    • D. 

      None