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Sample Final - 1 Suppose the moon is new(i.e it is on the...

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1. Suppose the moon is new (i.e., it is on the same side of the earth as the sun). Then in winter in the Northern Hemisphere the high tide should be the highest during the (Assume ideal conditions and consider the tilt of the earth's axis.) a. daytime b. nightime c. both the same 2. The greatest diversity of life and largest biomass will be found a. in the upper intertidal zone of a sediment-covered coast b. in the middle intertidal zone of a rocky coast c. on the outer shelf d. near the base of the littoral zone on a rocky coast e. on the continental slope 3. Hermatypic corals have symbiotic algae that a. live in their tissues b. extract nutrients from the coral c. extract carbon dioxide from the coral d. aid in coral carbonate production e. all of the above 4. How do we know that the earth's outer core is liquid? a. seismic S-waves are not transmitted through it b. that is the only way to explain the earth's density c. it has to be the source of the heat flow from the earth's interior d. from the study of meteorites 5. Nutrient nitrogen and phosphorous are generally scarce in the surface waters because a. they are taken up and held by clay particles b. they are readily photolyzed by sunlight c. they are taken up by organisms for nutrition d. they are less soluble in warm surface waters than in colder, deeper water 6. The sediments which make up most of the abyssal plains are largely a. calcareous oozes b. siliceous oozes c. abyssal clays d. turbidites 7. Which of the following is not consumed during respiration? a. organic matter b. oxygen c. carbon dioxide d. all of the above e. none of the above
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a. rising air masses and clear skies b. rising air masses and cloudy skies c. sinking air masses and clear skies d. sinking air masses and cloudy skies 9. Sediments of which type are nowhere dominant on the ocean bottom? a. terrigenous b. biogenous c. cosmogenous d. hydrogenous 10. Swift narrow surface currents are to be found a. along the eastern boundaries of oceans b. along the northern boundaries of oceans c. along the western boundaries of oceans in the northern hemisphere and along the eastern boundaries of oceans in the southern hemisphere d. along the boundaries of the Atlantic only e. along the western boundaries of oceans 11. If ships at sea wished to avoid damage by seismic sea waves, they'd best a. remain at sea, well beyond the continental shelf b. come in over the continental shelf, but stay away from land c. come in and anchor as close as possible to land d. tie up to a pier e. all of the above are about the same 12. The removal of grains of sediment from the place where they first formed is called a. erosion b. weathering c. transfixation d. deposition e. sedentation 13. Compared to ocean basins, trenches are roughly _____ as far below sea level. a. twice
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2008 for the course ESS 15 taught by Professor Kyte during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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Sample Final - 1 Suppose the moon is new(i.e it is on the...

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