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four stages of the history of oceanography
a) ancient uses and explorations, the Middle Ages, European voyages of discovery, modern marine science b) ancient uses and explorations, the Middle Ages, European voyages of discovery, atomic age c) prehistoric age, the Middle Ages, European voyages of discovery, modern marine science d) none of the answers are correct
Reasons for studying history of oceanography
a) to understand how the oceans have affected society b) it explains how and why marine science is conducted today c) its interesting d) all of the answers are correct
The three primary reasons for early civilization to interact with the oceans were to obtain food, trade, and discover new lands
a) true b) false c) d)
The first recorded sea voyage of any kind was by the ________________ around ______________
a) Phoenicians, 1500 BC b) Egyptians, 2750 BC c) Phoenicians, 2750 BC d) Egyptians, 3200 BC
Phoenicians contributed to ocean exploration by
a) establishing trade routes through the Mediterranean b) inventing the latitude/longitude system c) calculated circumference of the earth d)
The significance of Polynesian seafaring is
a) it brought Europeans to the Pacific Ocean b) it is the earliest known regular open ocean seafaring beyond the sight of land c) it introduced the concept of the north star d)
Historians think that some ancient explorers used their sense of smell to navigate
a) true b) false c) d)
The Greek Pytheas is credited with
a) using smell to navigate the sea b) using the North Star to determine how far North or South you ar c) Pythagorean Theorem d)
Eratosthenes two major contributions were
a) using the North Star and the first latitude/longitude system b) using the North Star and calculating the Earth's circumference c) the first latitude/longitude system and calculating the Earth's circumference d)
The Middle Ages are known for _______________ the knowledge of geography and science in Europe
a) improving b) suppressing advancements in c) motivating d)
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