Pacific Ocean: Quiz

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Question 1: On the Southwest and Northwest. The Southern, Eastern and Northeastern limits of the Tasman Sea, the Southeastern and Northeastern limits of the Coral Sea, the Southern, Eastern and Northern limits of the Solomon and Bismark seas, and the Northeastern limit of the East Indian Archipelago from New Guinea to the ________.
1st parallel north1st parallel south5th parallel northEquator

Question 2: Growing imperialism during the 19th century resulted in the occupation of much of Oceania by European powers, and later, the United States and ________.
CambodiaCanadaJapanUnited Kingdom

Question 3: In the southwestern corner of the Pacific lie the islands of ________, dominated by New Guinea.
PolynesiaMelanesiaPitcairn IslandsNiue

Question 4: The North Equatorial Current, driven westward along latitude 15°N by the ________, turns north near the Philippines to become the warm Japan or Kuroshio Current.
Trade windLow-pressure areaPrevailing windsTropical cyclone

Question 5: As it approaches the Chilean coast, the South Equatorial Current divides; one branch flows around ________ and the other turns north to form the Peru or Humboldt Current.
PatagoniaTierra del FuegoMagellanic subpolar forestsCape Horn

Question 6: During the Last glacial period, New Guinea was part of Australia so the largest landmass would have been ________Palawan.
MalaysiaBorneoIndonesiaSoutheast Asia

Question 7: The motion of Pacific waters is generally clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere (the North Pacific gyre) and counter-clockwise in the ________.
MaldivesSouthern HemisphereMozambiqueSouth Africa

Question 8: The Strait of Malacca joins the Pacific and the Indian Oceans on the west, and Drake Passage and the Straits of Magellan link the Pacific with the ________ on the east.
Atlantic OceanArctic OceanSouthern OceanPacific Ocean

Question 9: The shoreline waters of the continents and the more temperate islands yield ________, salmon, sardines, snapper, swordfish, and tuna, as well as shellfish.
HerringShadSea urchinFlatfish

Question 10: On the North. The ________, but including those islands of the Gilbert and Galàpagos Groups which lie to the Northward thereof.
1st parallel northEquator1st parallel south5th parallel north







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