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7 Geography: The Great Barrier Reef: Review quiz
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by Nicole O'Brien
| 16 Questions
1
10 pts
The Great Barrier Reef is located;-
Along the Western Coast of Australia
Off north- eastern Australia - coastline of Queensland
Along The Great Australian Bight - South Australia
2
10 pts
The Great Barrier Reef is larger then the The Great Wall of China?
True
False
3
9 pts
The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space?
True
False
4
9 pts
Tourism to the reef generates approximately AU$5-6 billion per year?
True
False
5
9 pts
The Great Barrier Reef is greater in size than the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland combined.
True
False
6
9 pts
The Great Barrier Reef is roughly the size of Melbourne?
True
False
7
10 pts
One of the greatest natural threats to the coral in the Great Barrier Reef is the Crown of Thorns Starfish? 'Crown of Thorn Starfish' feed off coral? [https://s3.amazonaws.com/prod-smartestk12/Content/16150914/payload.jpg?updatedAt=1470219366]
True
False
8
9 pts
The Great Barrier Reef dates back, perhaps as much as twenty million years?
True
False
9
10 pts
Which of the following are both natural threats to coral reefs?
Cyclones and tourism
Cyclones and the crown-of-thorns starfish.
Cyclones and tourism.
10
10 pts
Which of the following are both human threats to the Great Barrier Reef?
Cyclones and fishing
Cyclones and tourism.
Fishing and tourism.
11
10 pts
Outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish have been increasing in recent years due to human pollution & fishing.
True
False
12
10 pts
The effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef include;-
rising sea level, acidification of the sea, and more frequent and severe storms
change in sea color, sea level and consistency
decrease in sea temperature
all of the above
Divers filling buckets with "Crown of thorn starfish".
Crown of thorn starfish
13
10 pts
Coral reefs are important for many different reasons aside from supposedly containing the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. They:
protect coastlines from the damaging effects of wave action and tropical storms
are the source of nitrogen and other essential nutrients for marine food chains
provide habitats and shelter for many marine organisms
All of the above.
14
10 pts
What does it mean when a coral reef is brightly coloured?
It's er heated
It's alive and healthy
It's trying to attract more marine life
It's exposed to a perfect amount of sun
15
10 pts
The Great Barrier Reef is protected from fishing because it is a?
Privately owned area
World heritage listed site
National Park
16
10 pts
What is an archipelago?
A type of coral
A chain of islands
A type of reef
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