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Trivia Quiz - The Southern Ocean

Questions covering the depth, size, trivia and borders of the Southern Ocean.

Quiz Number: 5726
Date Submitted: December 09, 2017
Quiz Categories: Geography
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 85 percent
Times Taken: 2 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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The Southern Ocean
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1. In terms of area, where does the Southern Ocean rank among the world's oceans?
  A.   second
  B.   third
  C.   fourth
  D.   fifth

2. The Southern Ocean surrounds what continent?
  A.   Europe
  B.   Australia
  C.   Africa
  D.   Antarctica

3. The International Hydrographic Organization declared the Southern Ocean as the world's fifth official ocean. Within ten years, when did that happen?
  A.   1970-1979
  B.   1980-1989
  C.   1990-1999
  D.   2000-2009

4. The Southern Ocean is created by the convergence of four other oceans. Which of the following is not one of them?
  A.   Arctic Ocean
  B.   Indian Ocean
  C.   Atlantic Ocean
  D.   Pacific Ocean

5. Military activity in the Southern Ocean is restricted, by treaty, to what?
  A.   scientific research
  B.   naval training exercises
  C.   both A and B
  D.   none of the above

6. Which of the following islands is not located in the Southern Ocean?
  A.   Trinity Island
  B.   Barry Island
  C.   South Orkney Islands
  D.   Easter Island

7. Which of the following animals are not native to the Southern Ocean?
  A.   Weddell seals
  B.   walrus
  C.   New Zealand sea lion
  D.   elephant seal

8. What sporting events have taken place in the Southern Ocean?
  A.   swimming races
  B.   yacht races
  C.   surfing contests
  D.   none of the above

9. Which of the following seas are found in the Southern Ocean?
  A.   Weddell Sea
  B.   Amundsen Sea
  C.   Ross Sea
  D.   all of the above

10. What longitude is generally accepted as the northern limit of the Southern Ocean?
  A.   60 degrees South
  B.   65 degrees South
  C.   70 degrees South
  D.   none of the above®    Introduction    Privacy Policy    Conditions of Use    

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