Oceans
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by Ashley Morettie
| 19 Questions
1
1 pt
The part of the coastline between the high tide mark and the low tide mark is called the
A exposed zone
B high tide zone
C outertidal zone
D intertidal zone
2
1 pt
The main type of wetland that occurs closer to the equator is
A estuary
B mangrove forest
C salt marsh
D intertidal zone
3
1 pt
What do rivers drop in the salt marshes along the edges of estuaries?
A salt-water organisms
B nutrient rich soil
C crabs
D snail
4
1 pt
What is an example of a pollutant that may be carried by rivers to estuaries?
A mangroves
B seaweed
C fertilizers
D soil
5
1 pt
A habitat is an environment that
A contains some of the necessary requirements for an organism to live
B contains all the necessary requirements for an organism to live
C has been permanently alter by human activity
D has not been affected at all by human activity
6
1 pt
Over much of the continental shelf, sunlight penetrates to the ocean bottom.
True
False
7
1 pt
Corals get their nutrition by performing photosynthesis.
True
False
8
1 pt
Coral reefs exist in deep, dark waters near a coastline.
True
False
9
1 pt
Phytoplankton are photosynthetic organisms that use air bubbles to stay near the surface.
True
False
10
1 pt
Hydrothermal vents are deep ocean environments that are unable to support life.
True
False
11
1 pt
Which of the following is a negative effect of commercial fishing?
A supplying food for many people
B reducing pollution in the ocean
C nodules
D by-catch
12
1 pt
Humans use the ocean's living resources as a source of
A gravel
B food
C oil
D pollution
13
1 pt
Which of these groups contains only nonliving ocean resources?
A oil, gas, salt
B seaweed, salt, oil
C by-catch, oil, algae
D sand, gas, phytoplankton
14
1 pt
Most of the oil that enters the ocean comes from
A air pollution
B ocean dumping
C runoff from land
D oil shipping spills
15
1 pt
Which of these materials are NOT presently mined from the ocean floor?
A oil and gas
B nodules
C diamonds
D phosphorites
16
1 pt
Freshwater from rivers mixes with the ocean's salt water in
A wetlands
B mangrove swamps
C estuaries
D salt marshes
17
1 pt
What is a wetland?
A barren land near a coast
B developed land near a coast
C farmland near a coast
D soggy land near a coast
18
1 pt
One way that governments protect organisms in coastal areas is by passing laws that
A prohibit habitats along shorelines
B prohibit dumping along shorelines
C increase pollution released along the coast
D increase development of wetlands
19
1 pt
Which of these describes the waters in many of near-shore environments?
A dark and full of life
B dark and very full of life
C sunlit and full of life
D sunlit with very little life
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