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Study Guide Answers

1.     Name the largest ocean in the world.
     Pacific
2.     Scientists named the original ________________ ________________ Pangea and the original _________________________ , Panthaiassa.
     land mass, ocean
3.     The Mediterranean Sea is warmer than others on the same latitude because the __________________ ______________________ warms the air before it reaches the water.
     Sahara Desert
4.     Why is the Mediterranean Sea saltier than the Atlantic Ocean?
     There is more evaporation than precipitation in that area.
5.     The Pacific Ocean covers ___________________________ of the earth's surface. a.) 1/2 b.) 1/4 c.) 1/3 d.) 1/8
     c.) 1/3
6.     The Atlantic Ocean is the __________________ largest ocean in the world.
     second
7.     The Baltic Sea is an extension of what ocean?
     Atlantic
8.     The __________________________ Passage is the southern border between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
     Drake
9.     In the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean, the water currents flow ___________________, and in the southern part, they flow _____________________.
     clockwise, counter-clockwise
10.     The Portuguese were the first to sail around the southern tip of Africa into the _____________________________ Ocean.
     Indian
11.     The direction of the northern currents in the Indian Ocean depends upon the direction and strength of the seasonal monsoon. True or false?
     true
12.     The Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean are separated by the ______________________ Strait.
     Bering
13.     The current flow of the Pacific Ocean is exactly opposite that of the Atlantic Ocean. True or false?
     false
14.     The Arctic Ocean is the name of all of the ocean above the Northern ______________________ ____________________.
     Arctic Circle
15.     The Arctic Ocean was unexplored until __________________________. a.) 1906 b.) 1835 c.) 1926 d.) 1952
     c.) 1926
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