Geographic Features of the Earth

This practice exam is to test your knowledge of the geographic features that you are expected to learn at the beginning of the oceanography course. A globe and maps to assist you are available in the Earth Sciences Library (Akeley 210).

  1. Which of the following oceans and seas is located exclusively in the northern hemisphere?
    Arctic Ocean
    Atlantic Ocean
    Indian Ocean
    Pacific Ocean
    Ross Sea

  2. Which sea is located exclusively in the southern hemisphere?
    Arabian Sea
    Caribbean Sea
    Red Sea
    South China Sea
    Weddell Sea

  3. Match each sea or bay with the ocean that it is connected to.
    Sea or Bay Ocean
    Arabian Sea
    Baffin Bay
    Bay of Bengal
    Bering Sea
    Black Sea
    Caribbean Sea
    Caspian Sea
    Celebes Sea
    East China Sea
    Hudson Bay
    Mediterranean Sea
    North Sea
    Persian Gulf
    Red Sea
    Ross Sea
    Sea of Japan
    Weddell Sea
    Atlantic Ocean
    Indian Ocean
    Pacific Ocean
    No ocean connection

  4. Which sea is closest to the equator?
    Bering Sea
    Caribbean Sea
    Celebes Sea
    Red Sea
    Ross Sea

  5. Which ocean does the Arctic Ocean have the largest connection to?
    Atlantic Ocean
    Indian Ocean
    Pacific Ocean
    Red Sea

  6. Which continent has no contact with the Pacific Ocean?
    Africa
    Antarctica
    Asia
    Australia
    North America
    South America

  7. Which of the following islands is directly on the equator?
    Antilles
    Borneo
    Madagascar
    New Zealand
    Philippines

  8. Which island is closest to the North Pole?
    Baffin Island
    Ellesmere Island
    Great Britain
    Iceland
    Sumatra

  9. Match each island with the continent that it is closest to.
    Island Continent
    Aleutians
    Antilles
    Baffin Island
    Ellesmere Island
    Great Britain
    Greenland
    Japan
    Madagascar
    New Guinea
    New Zealand
    Philippines
    Sumatra
    Africa
    Antarctica
    Asia
    Australia
    Europe
    North America
    South America

  10. Match each island or land mass with the ocean that it is located in.
    Island or Land Mass Ocean
    Aleutians
    Antilles
    Baffin Island
    Great Britain
    Greenland
    Hawaii
    Iceland
    India
    Japan
    Madagascar
    Micronesia
    New Guinea
    New Zealand
    Philippines
    Sumatra
    Atlantic Ocean
    Indian Ocean
    Pacific Ocean

  11. Match each island or land mass with the body of water it is associated with (one match each).
    Island or Land Mass Water Body
    Aleutians
    Antarctica
    Antilles
    Arabia
    Borneo
    Ellsmere Island
    Great Britain
    India
    Japan
    Philippines
    Baffin Bay
    Bay of Bengal
    Bering Sea
    Caribbean Sea
    Celebes Sea
    North Sea
    Red Sea
    Ross Sea
    Sea of Japan
    South China Sea

  12. Which body of water is floored by continental rather than oceanic crust?
    Bay of Bengal
    Black Sea
    Gulf of Mexico.
    Hudson Bay
    Mediterranean Sea

Please report any errors in the exam or problems with the program to Dr. Heaton.