Dip Into Your Vast Knowledge To Ace This Oceanography Quiz

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Is your knowledge as vast as the ocean?

How much do you know about the Earth's oceans? Take this quiz to test your oceanography trivia skills!

 Jul 13, 2019

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When gust of winds blow across the ocean surface, their lengths are called:
Undertow
Fetch
Sargassum

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What occurs when waves break along the ocean shore?
Riptide
Current
Undertow

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or False: A CB is a radio transmitter.
True
False

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A coral reef that is parallel the shore but separated from the landmass is called what?
A block reef
A fence reef
A barrier reef

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What are circular movements of water known as?
Tommies
Stevies
Eddies

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Warm gulf waters are moved by what?
Gulf flow
Gulf tide
Gulf stream

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A small body of water separated from the sea by sandbars is known as a ___.
Pond
Lagoon
Creek

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

"Paleoclimate" describes climates of the:
Present
Future
Past

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A ___ is also a seismic sea wave.
Tsunami
Riptide
Planula

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The end of a continent that is covered by water is known as the continent's ___.
Trench
Shelf
Slope

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The ___ plain is the flat seafloor that remains in complete darkness.
Abyssinian
Abysmal
Abyssal

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Rather than drift with the currents in the ocean, ___ like to actively swim.
Nekton
Crustacean
Plankton

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The plants and animals living on or in the seafloor are called:
Nekton
Kelp
Benthos

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What part of the ocean is also known as the shore?
Intertidal zone
Hadalpelagic zone
Epipelagic zone

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

___ is where the tide meets the stream.
Reef
Coliform
Estuary

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Through the process of ___, plants use carbon dioxide, water and sunlight to make food.
Coliform
Photosynthesis
Heat transport

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or False: Red tides are caused by algal blooms.
False
True

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What instrument measures the changes in sea surface after they have been affected by tides?
Tide thermometer
Tide gauge
Tide pods
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Have you always had a fascination with the world's oceans? Are you smitten with marine animals such as whales, sharks, dolphins, and manatees? Do you marvel at the sizes of waves? Are you curious about coral reefs? Are you a sucker for salt water? Do you spend your life at the beach pondering the great mysteries of the body of water in front of you? Some people are born with the sea in their bones and you may just be one of them. Yes, the great oceans of the world are calling you!

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