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Oceanography and Hydrology Questions - All Grades

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Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is the Japanese word that means "harbor wave?"
  1. Hurricane
  2. Typhoon
  3. Tsunami
  4. Volcano
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
What have scientist used to map the ocean floor?
  1. fish schooling
  2. old maps
  3. sonar
  4. light waves
Grade 2 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
The water cycle is also called the
  1. rock cycle
  2. hydrological cycle
  3. carbon cycle
  4. nitrogen cycle
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
In the water cycle, what happens during evaporation?
  1. water vapor changes to liquid water
  2. water falls to the ground from clouds
  3. liquid water changes to water vapor
  4. water flows over the ground
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which cycle illustrates the path of water through the environment?
  1. nitrogen cycle
  2. carbon cycle
  3. phosphorus cycle
  4. hydrologic cycle
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
Lake Baikal in Russia is considered the largest fresh water lake in the world by volume. It holds about one-fifth of the Earth's liquid, fresh surface water. America's Lake Superior holds the largest volume of fresh surface water in North America.

Which is a correct conclusion that can be drawn from the passage?
  1. Lake Baikal holds one-fifth of the world's water.
  2. Lake Baikal covers more area than any other lake.
  3. Lake Baikal is the world's largest source of drinking water.
  4. Lake Baikal holds a larger volume of fresh water than Lake Superior.
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Who is in the most danger from a tsunami?
  1. a person flying in an airplane
  2. a person hiking up an inland mountain
  3. a person playing in the sand on a coastal beach
  4. a person on a cruise ship floating in deep ocean water
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Deep ocean currents are the result of which process?
  1. conduction
  2. radiation
  3. convection
  4. evaporation
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
When plants give off drops of water it is called.
  1. transpiration
  2. evaporation
  3. condensation
  4. matter
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which is an example of condensation?
  1. 12 inches of snow falls in December.
  2. On a hot day, water on the sidewalk quickly disappears.
  3. During a hurricane, 3 inches of rain falls in an hour.
  4. A layer of water appears on the outside of a cup of ice water soon after it was poured.
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
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