Oceanography Exam Review, Level 1

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Oceanography Exam Review, Level 1

10 Questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is another name for the topography of the ocean floor?
    • A. 

      Echo sounding

    • B. 

      Oceanography

    • C. 

      Hydroponics

    • D. 

      Bathymetry

  • 2. 
    An example of a transform active margin is:
    • A. 

      • Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    • B. 

      • San Andreas Fault

    • C. 

      • West Coast of S. America

    • D. 

      • East Coast U.S.

  • 3. 
    What forms the basis of a food chain in a deep ocean vent?
    • A. 

      • Sediment

    • B. 

      • Plants

    • C. 

      • Tube Worms

    • D. 

      • Bacteria

  • 4. 
    When the Nike shoes traveling around the North Pacific Gyre landed along the coast of California, Hawaii, and Japan, the only current they would NOT have been carried by is the:
    • A. 

      • Benguela Current

    • B. 

      • North Pacific Current

    • C. 

      • California Current

    • D. 

      • Kuroshio Current

  • 5. 
    Because it is in the taxonomic Order Cetaceae, the Bottlenose Dolphin is most closely related to:
    • A. 

      • Sharks

    • B. 

      • Sailfish

    • C. 

      • Whales

    • D. 

      • Humans

  • 6. 
    Another name for the tail fin of a fish is the:
    • A. 

      • Caudal Fin

    • B. 

      • Dorsal Fin

    • C. 

      • Pelvic Fin

    • D. 

      • Pectoral Fin

  • 7. 
    Which adaptation helps a marine animal that swims in open ocean water?
    • A. 

      Markings such as Stripes and Mottling

    • B. 

      Barbels

    • C. 

      Uniform color and Reflective Scales

    • D. 

      Bioluminescence

  • 8. 
    What causes a wave to break?
    • A. 

      • The wind blows it over open water

    • B. 

      • It becomes unstable and collapses as shallow water slows

    • C. 

      • Breakwaters built horizontal to the shoreline

    • D. 

      • The surface water reaches an ocean trench

  • 9. 
    The deepest place in the ocean is located at 36,000 feet below sea level in a place called:
    • A. 

      • Bathypelagic Zone

    • B. 

      • Pacific Gyre

    • C. 

      • Mariana Trench

    • D. 

      • Bay of Fundy

  • 10. 
    Which is NOT an example of a volcanic peak?
    • A. 

      • Sea Knolls

    • B. 

      • Guyots (Sea Mounts)

    • C. 

      • Submarine Fans

    • D. 

      • Abyssal Hills

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