Round three!

1. What term is used for the highest of the high tides?

2. Where is the observatory that is used for the prime meridian? (Town, city or country will do)

3. What astronomical body has the greatest impact on the tides?

4. What term is used to indicate the water over the continental shelf?

5. What term is used for the level of the ocean depth where there is enough light to see but not to photosynthesize?

6. What are organisms called that are capable of swimming against a current?

7. What phase is the moon in when there is a neap tide?

8. If the time in London is 4 pm and where you are it is noon, what is your longitude?

9. What kind of coral reef first appears in the formation of an atoll?

10. What is the longest mountain chain in the world known as?


1. The two commonly used temperature scales are Celsius (Centrigrade) and Fahrenheit. Which has the larger degree?

Ans. Celsius

2. What happens to the ocean levels during an ice age?
Ans. They lower or drop

3. What is the land mass called that appears between North America and Asia during the last ice age?
Ans. Beringia

4. What kind of definition is constructed by scientists so there is an agreed on definition?
Ans. Technical

5. What is the name of the raft constructed by Thor Heyerdahl to show that the peoples of the Pacific might have come from South America rather than Asia?
Ans. Kon Tiki

6. What kind of hull separates a raft from a boat?
Ans. displacement

7. What is the term used to describe the sun having its northern or southern most rising and settings?
Ans. Solstice

8. what term is used to indicate the lines that run from east to west around the globe?
Ans. Latitude

9. What is the mound called that results from the material pushed ahead of the glacier during the ice age" found?
Ans. Terminal moraine

10. If you are at the North Pole, how many degrees above horizon would the North Star, Polaris be? Ans. 90 degrees