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The ocean's surface temperatures vary with the time of year (seasons) and...
a) latitude
b) longitude
c) tides
d) moon phases

The measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount of liquid is called....
a) salinity
b) desalinization
c) the water cycle
d) evaporation

To study the ocean floor, scientists use sonar, piloted vessels, robotic vessels, and
a) satellites
b) scuba divers
c) telescopes
d) underwater artists

Which statement is true about the Earth's oceans?
a) They have changed over time.
b) They are getting larger.
c) They have not changed in 4 billion years.
d) They are getting smaller.

This is the area between the continental shelf and continental rise.
a) continental slope
b) seamount
c) ocean trench
d) abyssal plain

This is at the base of the continental slope, and it is made by large piles of sediment.
a) continental rise
b) ocean trench
c) continental shelf
d) seamount

This is the broad, flat part of the deep-ocean basin.
a) abyssal plain
b) continental slope
c) ocean trench
d) continental shelf

This is a volcanic mountain on the sea floor.
a) seamount
b) mid-ocean ridge
c) ocean trench
d) continental rise

This is a mountain chain on the sea floor.
a) mid-ocean ridge
b) seamount
c) continental slope
d) ocean trench

This is a huge crack in the sea floor.
a) ocean trench
b) seamount
c) continental slope
d) mid-ocean ridge

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