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What causes surface currents?
a) electricity
b) gravity
c) tides
d) winds

How many major current gyres are there?
a) 5
b) 10
c) 15
d) 20

Which wind pattern produces the equatorial currents?
a) Polarlies
b) Prevaling westerlies
c) Jet Stream
d) Tradewinds

This surface current never encounters land and transports the most water in the world?
a) Gulf Stream
b) Equatorial
c) Pacific
d) West Wind Drift

The Gulf Stream is an example of this type of surface current?
a) Eastern boundary
b) Northern boundary
c) Southern boundary
d) Western boundary

In which direction do surface currents go in the southern hemisphere?
a) clockwise
b) counterclockwise
c) north
d) south

In which ocean is the Gulf Stream located?
a) Arctic Ocean
b) Atlantic Ocean
c) Indian Ocean
d) Pacific Ocean

Which ocean has an unusual wind pattern that reverses during certain seasons?
a) Arctic Ocean
b) Atlantic Ocean
c) Indian Ocean
d) Southern Ocean

Which ocean has no gyre?
a) Arctic Ocean
b) Indian Ocean
c) Pacific Ocean
d) Southern Ocean

What determines deep water currents?
a) Density
b) pH
c) waves
d) winds

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