Quiz – World Oceans Day

1. The Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at which Cape marked by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488?

a) Cape Horn

b) Cape of Good Hope

c) Cape Canaveral

d) Cape Fear

2. Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In an attempt to circumnavigate the globe, her Lockheed Electra disappeared in what year?

a) 1933

b) 1937

c) 194

d) 1945

3. The Toronto gospel rock band, Ocean, is best known for their million-selling 1977 single titled:

a) “Make the Sun Shine”

b) “One More Chance”

c) “Put Your Hand in the Hand”

d) “We Got a Dream”

4. Led Zeppelin recorded a hard rockin’ tune, The Ocean, which is off which studio album?

a) Physical Graffiti

b) In Through the Out Door

c) Presence

d) Houses of the Holy

5. Billy Ocean is an R&B singer while Frank Ocean is an alternative hip hop singer. What type of musical genre does the band Indian Ocean play?

a) Jazz-rock b) Indo-fusion

c) Country-soul

d) Heavy metal reggae

6. What prolific poet penned the poem, The Ocean’s Song?

a) Victor Hugo

b) William Wordsworth

c) Thomas Hardy

d) Walt Whitman

7. The Deep End of the Ocean is a bestselling novel adapted into a 1999 film of the same name starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Treat Williams. Who plays a detective named Candy Bliss in this drama?

a) Melanie Griffith

b) Susan Sarandon

c) Whoopi Goldberg

d) Meg Ryan

8. Which one of the following “Rat Packers” played Danny Ocean in the original Ocean’s Eleven (1960) heist film?

a) Dean Martin

b) Sammy Davis Jr.

c) Peter Lawford

d) Frank Sinatra

9. Who directed the Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13 trilogy of caper comedies (from 2001- 2007) starring George Clooney as Danny Ocean?

a) Steven Soderbergh

b) Steven Spielberg

c) Peter Jackson

d) Peter Berg

10. Formed in 2002, Oceania Cruises is “the world’s only upper premium cruise line.” Princess Cruises R-class cruise ship, Ocean Princess was formerly named what prior to November 2009?

a) Hawaiian Princess

b) Tahitian Princess

c) Royal Princess

d) Regal Princess

11. The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans. It is about 2,550 km long and close to 1,100 metres deep. In which ocean will you find this massive crescent-shaped scar in the Earth’s crust?

a) Pacific Ocean

b) Indian Ocean

c) Arctic Ocean

d) Atlantic

12. What was the name of the oildrilling rig that sank off the coast of Newfoundland on Feb. 15, 1982, killing 84 men?

a) Ocean Sentinel

b) Ocean Sentry

c) Ocean Ranger

d) Ocean Voyager

13. How many ships were built for the British Royal Navy have borne the same name, HMS Ocean, over the years.

a) three

b) four

c) five

d) six

14. What ocean liner was sunk by a German U-boat (killing almost 1,200 passengers) in the North Atlantic Ocean on May 7,1915, which hastened the United States entry into World War I?

a) Maretania

b) Lusitania

c) Britannica

d) Oceanic Uber

15. Depending on the nautical speed of an ocean liner or a container ship, the average trans-Atlantic crossing time is about five days. How long was Christopher Columbus’ first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas (in 1492)?

a) 2 weeks

b) 3 weeks

c) 4 weeks

d) 5 weeks