Ocean Floor
Ocean Life
Ocean Terms
Ocean Motion
SOL Questions
100
What is the deepest feature of the ocean called?
Oceanic Trench
100
What is the name of the ocean feature where most ocean life lives?
Continental shelf
100
What is the amount of salt in a body of water known as?
Salinity
100
What do sailors still use to help them move across the ocean?
Currents
100
The main difference between ocean water and lake water is that ocean water contains- A) Oxygen B) Salt C) Algae D) Plants
B. Salt
200
What is the flat, vast area of the ocean floor?
The abyssal plain
200
What is the name of the tiny creatures that form the base of the ocean food webs?
Phytoplankton
200
What is the name of a long distance current that carries warm water to Europe?
The Gulf Stream Current
200
What two planetary bodies are responsible for the change in tides?
The sun and the moon
200
The ocean floor- A) has mountains, plains, and ridges like land surfaces. B) is always a flat bed of sand. C) is covered by the same amount of water everywhere. D) covers less area than the land.
A. has mountains, plains, and ridges like land surfaces
300
What ocean floor feature is a shallow area of sediment near the shore where coral sits?
The continental shelf
300
Phytoplankton are plant-like produces that get their energy from the ______.
Sun
300
Saltier, colder ocean water is more ________ than warmer water.
Dense
300
Waves always move towards the __________.
Shore
300
The salinity of the Mediterranean Sea is greater than that of the Atlantic Ocean. This means that, compared to the Atlantic ocean, the Mediterranean Sea is- A) wider B) deeper C) saltier D) cooler
C. Saltier
400
What is the steep slope at the edge of the continental shelf?
The continental slope
400
What is the name of animal-like plankton?
Zooplankton
400
What is the term for the up-and-down movement of water caused by energy collecting on the surface?
A wave
400
Differences in water density caused by temperature and salinity create these: __________.
Ocean currents
400
Algae (phytoplankton) in the ocean provide much of the Earth's- A) hydrogen B) water C) carbon dioxide D) oxygen
D. oxygen
500
An island can be formed only by this ocean floor feature.
Volcanic mountain
500
As the ocean water gets deeper, what happens to the light, pressure and temperature?
Light decreases, temperature decreases, and pressure increases
500
What is the scientific name for when the high and low tides are almost equal?
A neap tide
500
What two ocean floor features cause waves to crash on the shore?
Continental shelf and continental slope
500
Many species of ocean organisms live in coral reefs. Most coral reefs are found near the equator. What does the location of coral reefs suggest about coral organisms? A) Corals mostly live around volcanic islands. B) Corals need warm seawater to survive. C) Ocean currents keep corals from migrating. D) Most ocean waters are too deep for corals.
B. Corals need warm seawater to survive.
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