Higher Education

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 10

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:

a) density
b) salinity
c) sea level
d) relative size of water molecules
e) frictional drag

Question 2:

a) polar currents
b) deep-sea currents
c) surface currents
d) currents only in the Northern Hemisphere
e) currents only in the Southern Hemisphere

Question 3:

a) upwelling
b) subduction
c) monsoon
d) reverse drift
e) upduction

Question 4:

a) 13 per cent
b) under 1 per cent
c) 97 per cent
d) 52 per cent
e) 25 per cent

Question 5:

a) equatorial winds and water flow reverse
b) subtropical winds reverse
c) drought occurs
d) equatorial winds cease
e) equatorial currents cease

Question 6:

a) upwelling
b) condensation
c) evaporation
d) El Niño
e) sublimation

Question 7:

a) 10 m
b) 100m
c) 50 m
d) 45 m
e) 1000m

Question 8:

a) 4 km/h
b) 5 km/h
c) 6 km/h
d) 7 km/h
e) 8 km/h

Question 9:

a) Northeastern
b) Southeastern
c) Westward
d) Eastward
e) Southern

Question 10:

a) Pacific
b) Indian
c) Atlantic
d) Southern
e) Caribbean

Question 11:

a) continental landmass configuration
b) oceanic temperature
c) oceanic salinity differences
d) landmass temperatures
e) oceanic nutrients

Question 12:

a) east coast of continents
b) west coast of continents
c) north coast of continents
d) south coast of continents

Question 13:

a) North Equatorial Current
b) Gulf Stream
c) North Atlantic Drift
d) Canaries current
e) North Pacific Current

Question 14:

a) El Niño-Southern Oscillation
b) Atlantic Ocean Oscillation
c) Pacific Decadal Oscillation
d) Arctic Oscillation
e) Madden-Julian Oscillation
f) All are ocean current oscillations.

Question 15:

a) Positive and negative
b) Ascend and descend
c) Deep and shallow
d) Ebb and flow
e) High and low

Question 16:

a) True
b) False

Question 17:

a) True
b) False

Question 18:

a) True
b) False

Question 19:

a) True
b) False

Question 20:

a) True
b) False

Question 21:

a) True
b) False