# Currents, Waves & Tides: Question Preview (ID: 8430)

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How would California be different if there were no California Current?
a) Its climate would be warmer.
b) Its climate would be drier.
c) Its climate would be cooler.
d) There would be less wind and fog.

How often do tides rise and fall?
a) twice a day
b) every 24 h, 50 m
c) every 14 days
d) once a day

The Bay of Fundy has the greatest tidal ranges on Earth. What can you infer about the Bay of Fundy?
a) It is a long, narrow inlet.
b) t faces the moon more often than other places on Earth.
c) It has many rocky beaches.
d) Its tides cannot be predicted accurately.

What are three factors that control DEEP currents?
a) density, salinity, and temperature OR the Coriolis effect.
b) depth, salinity, and temperature, & the Coriolis effec
c) density, and temperature, & the Coriolis effect.
d) density, salinity, and the Coriolis effect.

Why do the majority of tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean?
a) There are a lot of earthquakes in and around the Pacific Ocean.
b) There are a lot of earthquakes in and around Oceans.
c) There are NO earthquakes in and around the Pacific Ocean.
d) There are a lot of earthquakes in and around the Atlantic Ocean.

You are floating on the ocean 1 km from shore, which is north of you. A surface current is flowing east. Are you more likely to travel north with the waves toward the shore or east
a) East, because wave energy travels through the water, but the water doesn’t travel with the waves.
b) Neither direction
c) East & then north East, because wave energy travels through the water, but the water doesn’t travel
d) North, because the water doesn’t travel with the waves.

Ocean currents flow from east to west near the...
a) equator.
b) Southern Hemisphere
c) poles.
d) Gulf Stream.

As water gets denser, how does it move?
a) sinks toward the ocean floor
b) gets pulled up by evaporation
c) gets pushed toward the poles
d) expands toward warmer water

The two main PARTS of a wave are the...
a) crest and trough.
b) rise and dip.
c) swell and whitecap.
d) wavelength and wave height.

As energy moves in waves through the water, the water moves...
a) in waves toward shore. (beach)
b) against the current.
c) in the direction of the waves.
d) in a small vertical circle.

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