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Earths Oceans

Review Game

Created By: Mr. Jimmy Fisher

How often do high tides occur in most areas?


1.every 24 hours 2.every 12 days 3.every 12 hours 4.twice a month

What is the main force that creates the Earths tides?


1.gravity 2.El Nino 3.the Coriolis Effect 4.wind

The largest and deepest ocean on Earth is the _____ Ocean.


1.Arctic 2.Atlantic 3.Pacific 4.Indian

When the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned a _____ tide is occurring.
1.Creep 2.Split 3.Neap 4.Spring

How often do high tides occur?


1.every 2 weeks 2.two times a day 3.every 6 hours 4.during a 1st quarter moon

When the wind blows across the ocean what does it transfer to the water to create waves?
1.energy 2.gravity 3.current 4.speed

A tide with the greatest difference between high and low tide is called a
1.spring tide 2.slip tide 3.neap tide 4.roll tide

Which of the following provides MOST of the gravitational pull that creates tides?
1.Sun 2.Moon 3.Earth 4.Coriolis Effect

The time difference between low and high tides is typically


1.two hours 2.four hours 3.six hours 4.eight hours

If the first low tide occurs at 2:30 am the next low tide will probably occur around
1. 2. 3. 4. 2:30 am 8:30 am 2:30 pm 8:30 pm

Which of the following units is used to measure the area of the oceans?
1.m 2.km 3.km 4.cm

If the moon disappeared, what would happen to the tides? (remember the Sun)
1.stop completely 2.become stronger 3.stay the same 4.become weaker

What ocean are we closest to RIGHT NOW?


1.Lanier 2.Atlantic 3.Pacific 4.Gulf of Mexico

Which ocean borders the WEST coast of the United States?


1.Atlantic 2.Indian 3.Arctic 4.Pacific

Algae and phytoplankton create _____ that allow fish to survive.


1.nitrogen 2.water 3.oxygen 4.sodium

The Southern Ocean is located in which hemisphere?


1.northern 2.western 3.eastern 4.none of the above

Low tides typically occur every


1.2 hours 2.12 hours 3.24 hours 4.half-hour

How can you change the salinity of ocean water?


1.add freshwater 2.increase evaporation 3.add salt 4.all of the above

What causes ocean currents to move in circular patterns?


1.El Nino 2.the Karaoke Effect 3.the Coriolis Effect 4.fish swimming around

A stream of water that flows through the oceans and carries water with it is called a
1.river. 2.tide. 3.current. 4.tsunami.

The measure of dissolved salts in a water sample is called


1.salt water. 2.salinity. 3.nitrous oxide. 4.chlorine.

Spring tides typically occur during ____ and ____ moons.


1.new and old 2.full and neap 3.neap and spring 4.new and full

Africa, Europe, North and South America all border which ocean?
1.Atlantic 2.Pacific 3.Southern 4.Indian

Surface currents as well as waves are usually driven by


1.gravity. 2.wind. 3.the Coriolis Effect. 4. the Earths magnetic field.

A tide with very little difference between a high tide and a low tide is called a
1.creep tide. 2.sleep tide. 3.neap tide. 4.sweep tide.

When the Sun and the Earth are lined up and the Moon is at a 90 angle a ______ tide can occur.
1.spring 2.El Nino 3.straight 4.neap

Ocean water is made up of 86% ____ and ____ or common table salt.
1.hydrogen and oxygen 2.sodium and calcium 3.sodium and chloride 4.carbon and dioxide

What can produce an ocean wave?


1.earthquakes 2.wind 3.landslides 4.all of the above

1.waves. 2.tides. 3.currents. 4.all of the above.

Gravity from the Sun and the Moon create

As you travel deeper into the ocean ____ and ____ increase.
1.density and pressure 2.temperature and pressure 3.salinity and temperature 4.density and temperature

Deep ocean currents are created by


1.salinity. 2.temperature. 3.density. 4.all of the above.

What would cause the salinity in an ocean to be low?


1.cold, deep water 2.hot, humid climate 3.rivers flowing into the ocean 4. a severe drought

What unit of measurement is used to measure the depth of an ocean?


1.inches 2.centimeters 3.kilometers 4.meters

If Daytona Beach is experiencing a tidal bulge. What does that mean?


1.high tide 2.low tide 3.no tide 4.rip tide

How many tides does one place experience in one day?


1.two 2.four 3.six 4.eight

How does the salinity of the Dead Sea compare to that of the Pacific Ocean?
1.lower salinity 2.similar salinity 3.higher salinity 4.no salinity

What is the area of the Indian Ocean?


1.165 km 2.86,000,000 km 3.28,000,000 cm 4.73,000,000 km

What kind of currents can affect the climate in a coastal area?


1.spring 2.deep 3.neap 4.surface

As you move down the water column or get deeper in the ocean, what increases?
1.density 2.salinity 3.temperature 4.all of the above

The movement of ENERGY through a body of water is called a/an


1.tide 2.current 3.beach 4.wave