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Question 1:
What role did Mariana Trench play in the videomovie Hope Foster's Mother?
Hope Foster
Hope Foster's Mother

Question 2: Because the Earth is not a perfect sphere, the trench is not the part of the seafloor closest to the center of the Earth - parts of the ________ seabed are at least 13,000 meters closer to the center than the Challenger Deep seafloor.
Indian OceanArctic OceanPacific OceanAtlantic Ocean

Question 3: Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh and ________ on board.
BathyscapheAuguste PiccardJacques PiccardJeannette Piccard

Question 4: Part of the ________ system, the trench forms the boundary between two tectonic plates, where the western edge of the Pacific Plate is subducted beneath the small Mariana Plate.
Philippine Sea PlateIzu-Ogasawara TrenchIzu-Bonin-Mariana ArcNankai Trough

Question 5: The Mariana Trench is the deepest known part of the world's oceans, and the lowest elevation of the surface of the ________'s crust.

Question 6: The Swiss-designed, Italian-built, ________ bathyscaphe Trieste reached the bottom at 1:06 p.m.
United States Marine CorpsUnited States NavyUnited States armed forcesUnited States Coast Guard

Question 7: It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east of the ________.
TinianSaipanMariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands

Question 8: It reaches a maximum depth of about 11,033 metres (36,198 ft) at the ________, a small slot-shaped valley in its floor, at its southern end.
BathyscapheChallenger DeepMariana TrenchBathyscaphe Trieste

Question 9: In 1957, the ________ vessel Vityaz reported a depth of 11,034 meters (36,200 ft), dubbed the Mariana Hollow.
Joseph StalinRussiaSoviet UnionEast Germany

Question 10: It was discovered while scientists from the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology were completing a survey around ________; they used a sonar mapping system towed behind the research ship to conduct the survey.
PalauGuamMarshall IslandsTuvalu


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