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Concept Test: Mid-Ocean Ridges part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Single item multiple choice questions, based on mid-ocean ridge bathymetric data, suitable for using in the middle of a lecture to assess students' learning of basic plate tectonic concepts.

ConcepTest: Characteristics of the Ocean Floor part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
What is the relationship between age and the character of the ocean floor? Which statement is TRUE? a. Deeper regions of the ocean floor tend to be younger b. The Pacific is larger than the Atlantic because it ...

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity During an Ice Age part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
One million years ago ice sheets covered much of the Earth's land surface during an ice age. How did this affect the salinity of the oceans? a. Oceans were saltier than today. b. Oceans were less salty than ...

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #1 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
How would the salinity of the oceans vary if the continents and oceans each covered 50% of Earth's surface and precipitation and evaporation were similar to present? a. salinity would be lower than today b. ...

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
How would salinity of the oceans vary if the oceans were twice as deep as present and held approximately twice as much water? a. Salinity would be less than present b. Salinity would be greater than present c. ...

ConcepTest: Deflected Ocean Currents part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
How would the deflection of ocean currents be altered in the Northern Hemisphere if Earth's rotation changed direction from west to east to east to west? Ocean current directions would _________________ and ...

ConcepTest: World Oceans #1 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. Which of the locations best represents a passive continental margin? a. A b. B c. C d. D

ConcepTest: World Oceans #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. Which of the locations would yield the lowest salinity values? a. B b. D c. C d. F

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #3 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Predict what would happen to the salinity of the world's oceans if the Indian Ocean was blocked off and all of its water evaporated. a. World's oceans would become more salty b. World's oceans would ...

ConcepTest: Oceans by South America #4 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Examine the image of part of the South American continent and neighboring oceans. (Image courtesy the National Geophysical Data Center.) Which site is located on an abyssal plain? a. D b. B c. C d. A

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