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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 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
What part of the hydrosphere penetrates the geosphere?
  1. sandstone
  2. magma
  3. groundwater
  4. mantle
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which organisms live in the deep areas of the ocean floor?
  1. decomposers
  2. filter feeders
  3. jellyfish
  4. a and b
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Life along the floor of the mid-ocean ridges depends on which of the following?
  1. sunlight
  2. chemosynthesis
  3. photosynthesis
  4. all of the above
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
The sea levels are rising. Evidence suggests the cause is
  1. global warming.
  2. glaciers getting bigger.
  3. the ocean water getting more dense.
  4. lower temperatures on Earth's surface.
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
The gently sloping, submerged surface extending from the shoreline toward the deep ocean is termed
  1. continental slope.
  2. continental rise.
  3. continental shelf.
  4. submarine canyon.
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which of the following is NOT a coastal feature?
  1. archipelago
  2. plateau
  3. strait
  4. peninsula
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
This is the continuous submarine mountain chain that encircles the globe.
  1. The Mid-Oceanic Ridge system
  2. The Subduction System
  3. The Continental Margin
  4. The Sea Valley Floor
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
A trench occurs when
  1. one tectonic plate moves under another.
  2. sediment moves to the bottom of the ocean.
  3. the bottom of the ocean collapses.
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
An atoll may be described as
  1. a coral reef paralleling a nearby coastline.
  2. a flat-topped submerged seamount.
  3. a coral reef surrounding a lagoon.
  4. a coral reef separated by the mainland by a shallow lagoon.
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
                are formed by wind blowing sand into piles.
  1. Longshore bars
  2. Spits
  3. Sand dunes
  4. Barrier islands
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
The topography of the ocean floor is
  1. lacking any significant features.
  2. less varied than that of the continents.
  3. as varied as that of the continents.
  4. not comparable to the topography of the continents.
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Island arcs form along
  1. subduction zones.
  2. rapidly spreading mid-ocean ridges.
  3. transform faults.
  4. wide continental shelves.
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