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Ocean water contains
a) dissolved solids only b) dissolved gases only c) neither dissolved solids nor dissolved gases d) both dissolved solids and dissolved gases
Which of the following would lower the salinity of a shallow part of an ocean?
a) damming the mouth of a nearby river b) ice forming on the surface of the ocean c) large amounts of rainfall d) large amounts of evaporation
In general, how does ocean temperature change with depth?
a) Deep water is less dense than water at the surface b) Deep water is more dense than water at the surface c) Deep water is warmer than water at the surface d) Deep water is cooler than water at the surface
Waves breaking along a shore are caused by an increase in their
a) wave height b) energy c) speed d) wavelength
Most ocean waves are the result of
a) differences in salinity and temperature b) differences in water temperature and density c) the transfer of energy from the water to the air above d) the transfer of energy from the wind to the water below
What causes tides?
a) differences in ocean water salinity and temperature b) differences in ocean water temperature and density c) the gravitational pull of the Moon on Earth and Earth's waters d) the gravitational pull of Earth and Earth's waters on the sun
Which of the following is true?
a) Tidal ranges are smallest during the fall. b) Tidal ranges are largest during spring tide. c) Tidal ranges are largest during neap tide. d) Tidal ranges are smallest during the summer.
Water waves are often a transfer of
a) energy from moving air b) water molecules from moving air c) energy from the shore d) water molecules from the shore
Salinity is the amount of
a) dissolved gas in ice b) dissolved salt in ice c) dissolved gas in water d) dissolved salt in water
Which of these best describes the ocean floor?
a) smooth and flat b) many features c) warm and dense d) gently sloping
Tidal ranges during a spring tide are
a) smaller than during a neap tide b) larger than during a neap tide c) not influenced by the tidal bulge d) not influenced by the moon
The amount of matter packed into a unit volume is
a) salinity b) density c) weight d) pressure
A surface current near Earth's equator is set in motion by
a) differences in salinity b) global winds c) the Moon's gravity d) spring tides
Which of the following affects climate the most?
a) salinity b) currents c) waves d) tides
The part of the coastline between the high tide mark and the low tide mark is called the
a) exposed zone b) high tide zone c) outertidal zone d) intertidal zone
Sediments that may contain diamonds, gold, and other valuable minerals are released into the ocean by
a) fish b) low tide c) high tide d) rivers
The Moon has a greater effect on Earth's tides than the Sun because the Moon is
a) larger than Earth b) smaller than the Sun c) farther from Earth than the Sun d) closer to Earth than the Sun
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