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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. water cycle
  2. mid-ocean ridge
  3. wave period
  4. ocean trench
  5. seamount
  1. a the time between the passage of two wave crests or troughs at a fixed point
  2. b long undersea mountain chain where ocean floor spreading occurs
  3. c deep, steep depression on the ocean floor where tectonic plates converge
  4. d the continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
  5. e submerged volcanic mountain on the ocean floor, at least 1000m high

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the process of removing salt from ocean water
  2. the bubbles in the crest of a breaking wave
  3. The distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave
  4. a movement of ocean water that follows a regular pattern
  5. the zone of rapid temperature change in the ocean

5 True/False questions

  1. Salinitya change in the surface water temperature in the Pacific Ocean that produces a warm current


  2. Gulf Streama giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide


  3. swellone of a group of long ocean waves that have steadily traveled a great distance from their point of generation


  4. Continental shelfGently sloping, almost flat region of the ocean floor closet to land


  5. Abyssal plainthe process of removing salt from ocean water


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