GEOGRAPHY

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The largest component by volume of dry air is oxygen.

true

false

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If water absorbed all light and did not scatter or reflect it, what color would the the ocean appear when viewed from above?

blue

black

white

red

yellow

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If a sound pulse is sent vertically downward into the sea and its reflected echo from the seafloor returns 6 seconds later, the depth of the water is _______ meters.

9,000

12,000

3,000

6,600

4,500

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What property of water allows you to place a volume of water in a glass that is greater than the volume of the glass?

compressibility

surface tension

heat capacity

density

viscosity

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Imagine an experiment where we uniformly heat three containers, one with water, one with dry sand, one with damp sand. Which one would experience the greatest increase in temperature?

dry sand

it is impossible to tell with the information given

they would all heat up the same amount

damp sand

water

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How many calories are required to convert 2 grams of ice at 0 degrees C to water vapor at 100 degrees C?

670

1440

160

2768

1180

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Forchhammer’s principle states that the _____________ of dissolved salts per unit volume of ocean water is nearly constant, even though the ________________ may change.

amount, proportion

density, salinity

proportion, amount

quantity, equilibrium

equilibrium, quantity

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Approximately what percentage of seawater is dissolved solids?

86

2.5

3.5

none of the above

35

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When warm, moist air passes over cold water or a cold earth surface, _____ fog is formed, and heat is transferred from __________. (Hint: don’t panic, combine what you learned about fog with latent heat.)

radiative; water vapor to the surrounding air

radiative; the surrounding air to water vapor

advective; water vapor to the surrounding air

advective; the surrounding air to water vapor

sea smoke; water vapor to the surrounding air

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Which of the following is NOT necessary for radiation fog to occur?

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no sunshine

little or no cloud cover

light or no surface breeze

cold, wet ground

moisture at ground level

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If all the world’s sea ice melted, sea level would

rise

fall

remain the same

you can’t tell from the given information

it depends on the season

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If the world’s sea ice melted, sea level would rise.

true

false

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A local coastal wind controlled only by daily temperature variation between land and water will blow ______________ during the day.

45 degrees to the right

onshore

45 degrees to the left

offshore

parallel to the shore

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What physical property is the driving force of convection cell circulation?

density

energy

calories

heat

viscosity

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The amount of energy from the sun entering the earth’s atmosphere

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cannot be measured

is the same across the tropics

does not vary with latitude

is always highest at the equator on the equinoxes

is the same at the Earth’s surface as the top of the atmosphere

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Atlantic basin hurricanes move from east to west mainly because of

convection

Coriolis effect

the northeast trade winds

the westerly trade winds

Earth’s rotation

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The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is the meeting place of what two wind belts?

southeast trades and northeast trades

doldrums and northeast trades

doldrums and southeast trades

polar easterilies and southwest trades

southwest trades and southeast trades

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The average location of the meteorological equator is

23.5 degrees south latitude

coincident with the geographic equator

5 degrees north latitude

23.5 degrees north latitude

5 degrees south latitude

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The location labeled “A” most likely experiences

winter dry monsoons

dry, rainshadow effects

orographic rainfall

summer wet monsoons

landbreezes

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Daily summer solar radiation levels at polar latitudes are caused by the high intensity of radiation per unit surface area rather than by long periods of daylight.

true

false

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Why is more heat energy absorbed from the sun in the tropics than at the poles?

land masses are larger in the tropics

there is more water in the tropics

there is a higher angle of incidence of solar rays in the tropics

there is a lower angle of incidence of solar rays in the tropics

there is more cloud cover at the poles

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The tropics are warmer than the poles because there is more incoming solar radiation at low latitudes than at high latitudes.

true

false

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The weather systems across the United States move from west to east mainly because of

the northeast trade winds

Earth’s rotation

convection

Coriolis effect

the westerly trade winds

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A wind blowing from Miami to New York would be called a ____________ wind.

west

east

hurricane

north

south

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The accompanying diagram shows the conditions during what phenomenon and what season?

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La Niña summer

Normal or neutral conditions

El Niño summer

El Niño winter

La Niña winter

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The cause of the decrease in primary productivity during El Niño is

Carbon dioxide levels too high

Major upwelling of nutrients

Decreased upwelling of nutrients

Increased oxygenation of surface water

Decreased downwelling of nutrients

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The accompanying diagram shows the conditions during what phenomenon and what season?

La Niña winter

La Niña summer

El Niño winter

El Niño summer

Normal or neutral conditions

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During La Niña, sea level in the western Pacific is __________ than during El Niño.

higher

lower

variable

the same as

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The Southern Oscillation Index

is essentially a mirror image of sea surface temperature

shows the trend of atmospheric pressure differences between Tahiti and Darwin, Australia

shows the “SO” in “ENSO”

is one measure of the large-scale fluctuations in air pressure occurring between the western and eastern tropical Pacific

each of the choices is correct

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The atmospheric convection cell associated with the El Niño phenomenon is

Southern Oscillation

Walker Circulation

Doldrums

Jet Stream

Hadley Cell

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The feature labeled “F” is _________ _____________ during an El Niño.

an ocean current. It moves to the east

the thermocline. It occurs deeper in the eastern Pacific Ocean

convection. It forms further east

upwelling. It may get “shut off” by the layer of warm water above it

normal circulation. The surface winds (trade winds) may reverse

the warm pool. It starts to spread eastward when the trade winds slacken

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The “barometric effect” accounts for about _______ increase in storm surge level for every 1 millibar drop in air pressure associated with a hurricane.

1 inch

1 foot

1 centimeter

1 meter

10 meters

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You are watching the evening news with your family and hear reports of a tropical cyclone hitting Australia. You can confidently tell your family that the winds in the storm are rotating __________.

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to the left

to the right

clockwise

counterclockwise

forward

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Maximum wind speed in a hurricane occurs

at sea level

in the right, front quadrant

in the Caribbean

in the eye wall

in the eye

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The areas in red are common zones of hurricane formation. There no (or very few) hurricanes formed in the area labeled “A.” Why?

coriolis effect moves hurricanes away from “A”

downwelling makes the water warm

monsoons interfere with hurricane formation there

upwelling usually makes the surface water too cold for hurricanes to form

the trade winds knock the tops off hurricanes there

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Storm surges

result from the very high atmospheric pressures associated with hurricanes

only form at high tides

only form at low tides

occurs on the back side of hurricanes

may be amplified by concave shorelines and broad shallow continental shelves

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Storm surge is a theoretical still-water level. Storm waves are in addition to the storm surge.

true

false

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As the hurricane approaches land, which directions are the winds at City B?

alongshore

down

offshore

up

onshore

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Of these properties, which is the most important in controlling the density of water?

none of these is more important than the others

heat capacity

temperature

salinity

pressure

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What drives the ocean conveyor system?

density

salinity

pressure

temperature

upwelling

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Which of the following processes can cause surface seawater to increase in density?

sea ice formation

sea ice melting

surface water evaporation

both sea ice formation and surface water evaporation

both sea ice melting and surface water evaporation

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Using the labeled latitudes A-E, where would you likely find higher than average sea surface salinity?

A only

C only

E only

C and E

D only

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Using the labeled latitudes A-E, where is air sinking on a global atmospheric scale?

D only

C only

A, C, and E

A only

C and E

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Using the labeled latitudes A-E, where would you likely find lower than average sea surface salinity?

A only

B only

B and D

C and E

D only

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The water mass having both high salinity and warm temperature and found at about 1,000 meters water depth in the central north Atlantic has been formed

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in equatorial regions

in the Red Sea

in the Mediterranean Sea

near Greenland

in the Caribbean Sea

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The water layer region between 100-1,000 meters where temperature changes rapidly with depth is known as a(n)

halocline

thermocline

pycnocline

thermohaline

isopycnal

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The temperature plot labeled “A” is characteristic of ocean temperature in what area?

r

temperate latitudes

the south pole

tropical latitudes

high latitudes

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Which term does not belong when describing major upweling off of the western coast of South America?

convection

surface divergence

La Nina

wind

continuity

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On this representation of the waters adjacent to the east coast of the United States, the letter “C” indicates

warm core ring(s)

cold core ring(s)

color for cold water

the Gulf Stream

color for warm water

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Ekman transport associated with the doldrums creates the

intermediate water

subtropical divergence

Sargasso convergence

tropical divergence

dispersion

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Which of the following describes the pattern of the North Atlantic gyre.

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it circulates counterclockwise

at latitude 10-15 degrees it is driven westward by the northeast trade winds

it is centered over the equator

at latitude 10-15 degrees it is driven westward by the prevailing westerlies

it stops circulating at night

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Circulation of both the atmosphere and the oceans is driven by what type of currents?

parallel

surface

convection

downwelled

divergent

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The energy for driving ocean surface currents is ultimately derived from

plate tectonics

gravity

the sun

radioactive decay

density

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Large scale ocean surface currents

are put into motion by the rotation of the earth

are deflected by the same coriolis effect as the atmosphere

change rapidly with daily weather changes

move at the same velocity as the winds that drive them

do not exist

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The only ocean surface current to completely encircle the globe is the

West Wind Drift

Gulf Stream

Canary Current

Equatorial Countercurrent

North Atlantic Drift

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Another name for wind-driven circulation is _______________________

density-driven circulation

gyres

Coriolis effect

friction-driven circulation

thermohaline circulation

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When waves arrive at monitoring stations set up long distances from a storm center, which waves arrive first?

long wavelength waves

short wavelength waves

steeper waves

internal waves

capillary waves

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How does wave group speed compare to celerity?

group speed is twice that of celerity

they are not related

group speed is one-half of celerity

celerity is one-half of group speed

they are equal

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When a wave trough is passing by a given point, water particles are moving

forward

backward

up

down

sideways

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Which type of breaking waves are the best to surf on?

pushing breakers

surging breakers

spilling breakers

collapsing breakers

plunging breakers

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The photo shows channels running from shore seaward cutting across the surf zone. These are probably formed by

shallow water waves

reflected waves

refracted waves

rip currents

internal waves

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What, ultimatley, is the source of all wind waves on earth?

wind

currents

gravity

the sun

the moon

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The orbital motion of a shallow water wave extends to a water depth equal to

twice the wavelength

one-half the vavelength

one-half the wave height

the water depth

the wave’s height

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At the coast, wave refraction results in wave energy being concentrated _______ and dispersed ________.

in deep water; behind breakwaters

on headlands; in bays

in shallow water; in deep water

in bays; on headlands

in deep water; in shallow water

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Energy moving through water along a pycnocline would best be described as

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a boundary wave

a counter current

a convection current

an internal wave

a rip current

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The arrows labeled “A” point to ___________ of a standing wave.

the length

the troughs

the nodes

the crests

the antinodes

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Which of the following is not a generating force of tsunamis?

submarine landslide

tides

submarine volcano

wind

earthquake

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The dashed lines labeled “B” on the accompanying figure are known as

precession lines

cotidal lines

declination lines

corange lines

Coriolis lines

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Diurnal tides complete how many tidal cycle(s) per day?

one

two

three

one, but only at low latitudes

none, it takes a month to complete a tidal cycle

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The island at position “C” is experiencing what kind of tide?

higher low tide

lower low tide

higher high tide

lower high tide

low tide, but you can’t tell if it’s lower or higher

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The tidal bulge at “A” is created by

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both centrifugal force and gravitational attraction

gravitational attraction

centrifugal force

Earth’s rotation

the sun

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If the high tide of a diurnal tide occurs at 10:00 AM one day, approximately when will the next high tide occur?

10:25 PM the same day

10:50 AM the next day

10:00 AM the next day

10:00 PM the same day

10:25 AM the next day

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If a high tide of a semidiurnal tide occurs at 10:00 AM, approximately when will the next high tide occur?

10:25 PM the same day

10:50 AM the next day

10:00 AM the next day

10:00 PM the same day

10:25 AM the next day

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The accompanying diagram shows shoreline features characteristic of erosional coasts. Letter “C” indicates what feature?

headland

sandy beaches

sea cave

blowhole

sea stack

sea arch

marine terrace

wave-cut platform

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The zone from outer limit of wave action to landward limit of wave influence is ___?

the beach shore coastal zone tide area coastal region

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Sections of the coast delineated by input of sediment from a river on one end and loss of sediment down a submarine canyon on the other end, are known as ____________. They are common in California.

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active margins

compartments

fairweather beaches

high tide shorelines

passive margins

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Coastal sediment cells on active continental margins often terminate at

submarine canyons

turbidity currents

the high tide line

the low tide line

at the winter berm

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Which of the following is not a feature of an erosional coast?

wave-cut platform

sea arch

sea cliff

sea stack

spit

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The net flow of sand along the east coast of the United States is mainly

east to west

west to east

north to south

south to north

offshore

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The shallow water area from the breaker zone to the edge of the continental shelf is referred to as the:

backshore

foreshore

offshore

berm

backwash

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Sea stacks, barrier islands, and reefs are three examples of:

primary coasts

marine processes

dunes

secondary coasts

erosional coasts

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Which of the following offers evidence of barrier island migration?

salt marsh mud found on the beach

oyster shells on the beach on the front of islands

trees on the island

each of the choices is correct

both salt marsh mud found on the beach and oyster shells on the beach on the front of islands

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What are two key characteristics fundamental to understanding barrier islands?

Sea Walls and Groins

Slope and Ebb Tide

Coastal Zone and Sea Stack

Tidal inlets and Sediment

Movement and Change

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The net flow of sand moves in a certain direction. What is the direction in which the net flow of sand moves along Georgia’s coast?

Closest towards the Equator

Northwest to Southeast

South to North

West to East

North to South

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Today, the shells of sound welling oysters are found on the beach due to the fact that the _________ use to be there.

Sediment

Crabs

Sound

Sun

Waves

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Ordinarily, people would build their houses around the island. Although, they did place their houses on the back side of the island so ______ would protect them from winds and floods.

The forest

The high valley

The low part of the valley

The shallow creeks that ran behind

The shelters they were required to build behind their homes

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Which is not a good way to try to preserve a beach? (Hint: Has lead to turmoil for New Jersey).

Developing Dunes

Relocation

Soft Stabilization

Hard Stabilization

Formation of spits

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Fan-shaped sediment deposits on both the oceanside and back side of tidal inlets are called

submarine fans

jetties

sand bars

tidal deltas

turbidity currents

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We remember the work of Charles Darwin in oceanography primarily because of his study of

marine reptiles

surface currents

evolution

finches

coral reefs

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Who was the Naval officer who organized worldwide data on currents, water depths, ocean temperatures, and so forth, and wrote The Physical Geography of the Sea, the first significant book of oceanography?

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Matthew Maury

Charles Darwin

Wyville Thomson

Timothy Folger

Prince Henry

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The individual most responsible for the great age of European discovery beginning early in the 15th century was

Christopher Columbus

Ferdinand Magellan

Sir Martin Frobisher

Amerigo Vespucci

Prince Henry the Navigator

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The Vikings were responsible for

colonization of Iceland and Greenland

superior ship building skills

each of the choices is correct

increased knowledge of navigation

longer voyages

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The average depth of the oceans is about

11,000 meters

120 meters

3,800 meters

3,800 kilometers

3,800 miles

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One degree of longitude is equal to approximately how much time?

four hours

four minutes

one minute

15 hours

one hour

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One degree of longitude is equal to approximately how much time?

one minute

one hour

four hours

four minutes

15 hours

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Let’s say you set your chonometer to Greenwich time and leave jolly old England on holiday. You notice on your travels one day that when the sun is directly overhead (your local noon), that your chonometer reads exactly 2 PM. What is your exact longitude?

0 degrees

15 degrees west

15 degrees east

30 degrees west

30 degrees east

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What type of map is this?

physiographic

it’s a nautical chart, not a map

topographic

bathymetric

contour

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The average depth of the ocean on Earth is

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840 meters

1122

2646

2404

3729

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Where plates are pushing toward each other (converging), which features may be formed?

oceanic trench and continent

ocean and continent

ridge and oceanic trench

mountain chain and oceanic trench

continent and mountain chain

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Mt. St. Helens volcanism is associated with

an ocean-ocean convergence plate boundary

an continent-continent convergence plate boundary

an ocean-continent convergence plate boundary

a divergent plate boundary

a transform plate boundary

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Name one place where the mid-ocean ridge comes up on land.

the San Andreas Fault

the Andes Mountains

the Aleutian Island arc

Iceland

the Himalaya Mountains

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During subduction, oceanic plates under continents can partially melt and mix with contiental crust to form volcanoes made up of an intermediate rock type called

magma

lithosphere

andesite

basalt

granite

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Question 107 (1 point)

What is the name given to a seamount that is eroded flat in shallow water and then moved into deep water by sea floor spreading?

guyot

atoll

rift

ridge

trench

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What do the location and orientation of the Hawaiian Island and Emperor Seamount chains tell us about the history of motion of the Pacific Plate?

that it has moved southeast for over 70 million years

that it has moved to the northwest for over 100 million years

that it has been fixed in place for over 200 million years

that it has moved almost due north for over 70 million years

that around 40 million years ago it changed from almost northward to northwestward motion

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The oldest oceanic crust is approximately __________ years old.

4.6 billion

15 billion

1 thousand

50 million

250 million

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Continental shelves on trailing margins of continents are

broad

all of the choices are correct

gently sloping

often have large rivers

none of the choices are correct

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Changes in sea level alternately flood and expose the edges of continents. What is the primary control on sea-level changes?

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Question 108 (1 point)

Question 109 (1 point)

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Question 112 (1 point)

changes in ocean salinity

changes in depth of the continental margins

changes in height of the continental margins

changes in ice sheet volume

mountain building

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On average, the continental margin is about ________ miles wide and ________ meters deep.

100, 400

400, 100

40, 120

120, 40

1000, 1000

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Continental shelves on trailing (passive) continental margins are:

often have large rivers

broad

each of the choices is correct

gently sloping

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The general name for the deepest portion of any basin is

a sounding

a seamount

a deep

a profundity

a trench

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We know that 71% of Earth’s surface is covered by ocean, but what percent of Earth’s crust is oceanic?

29

71

34

98

66

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The widest continental shelves in the world are located in:

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Australia in the South Pacific Ocean

India the Indian Ocean

Brazil in the South Atlantic Ocean

Siberia in the Arctic Ocean

Japan in the North Pacific Ocean

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In the accompanying photomicrograph, letter “D” indicates which type of calcareous marine microorganism?

coccolithophore (single)

coccoliths (individual plates)

coccolithophores (multiple)

foraminifers

diatom (siliceous)

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Which of the following are calcareous plants?

diatoms

ooids

foraminifera

radiolaria

coccoliths

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Poorly sorted sediment deposits containing rock fragments in a fine-grained matrix that might conjure images of Alfred Wegener are called

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lutites

stalactites

breccias

melanges

diamictites

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Where on the ocean floor would you be most likely to find sediment dominated by foraminifera?

below the CCD

in the deepest parts of ocean basins

beneath warm waters

in shallower portions of ocean basins

beneath cold waters

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Sediments found on continental shelves, are derived from land and ocean sources, and which may accumulate very rapidly are classified as ________ sediments.

pelagic

cosmogenous

lithogenous

neritic

hydrogenous

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What is the name of the type of fine-grained biogenous sediment consisting primarily of dead single-celled marine organisms that have settled to the bottom the ocean.

turbidites

ooids

lithogenous

manganese nodules

ooze

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In the accompanying photomicrograph, the organisms labeled E fit all of the following descriptions except ___.

foraminifers

coccoliths (individual plates)

coccolithophores (multiple)

diatom (siliceous)

coccolithophore (single)

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Question 120 (1 point)

On the bar graph in the accompanying diagram, bar “C” corresponds to which type of sediment?

abyssal clay

ooliths

siliceous ooze

manganese nodules

calcareous ooze

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