What Do You Know About Limnology?

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What Do You Know About Limnology? - Quiz

Limnology is the study of inland waters. It is often regarded as a division of ecology or environmental science. It covers the biological, chemical, physical, geographical, and other attributes of all inland waters (running and standing waters, both fresh and saline, natural or man-made).


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  • 1. 

    Limnology is the study of ....?

    • A.

      Inland waters

    • B.

      Dam

    • C.

      River

    • D.

      Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. Inland waters
    Explanation
    Limnology is the study of inland waters, including lakes, ponds, rivers, and wetlands. It focuses on understanding the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of these freshwater ecosystems. By studying limnology, scientists can gain insights into the water quality, biodiversity, and ecological processes that occur in these environments. This knowledge is crucial for managing and conserving freshwater resources, as well as understanding the impacts of human activities on these ecosystems.

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  • 2. 

    The term limnology was coined by ...?

    • A.

      E.A Birge

    • B.

      François-Alphonse Forel

    • C.

      Ed Deevey

    • D.

      C. Juday

    Correct Answer
    B. François-Alphonse Forel
    Explanation
    François-Alphonse Forel is credited with coining the term "limnology". Limnology is the scientific study of inland waters, including lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Forel, a Swiss scientist, made significant contributions to the field of limnology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He conducted extensive research on Lake Geneva and developed many of the foundational principles and methods in limnology. His work laid the groundwork for the study of freshwater ecosystems and the understanding of their physical, chemical, and biological processes.

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  • 3. 

    François-Alphonse Forel lived between ....?

    • A.

      1756-1849

    • B.

      1990-1999

    • C.

      1841-1912

    • D.

      1914-2000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1841-1912
    Explanation
    François-Alphonse Forel lived between 1841-1912.

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  • 4. 

    The term limnology was coined by François-Alphonse Forel (1841–1912) who established the field with his studies of .....?

    • A.

      Lake of Kivu

    • B.

      Lake of Tana

    • C.

      Lake of Chad

    • D.

      Lake Geneva

    Correct Answer
    D. Lake Geneva
    Explanation
    François-Alphonse Forel (1841-1912) coined the term limnology and established the field with his studies of Lake Geneva. Therefore, the correct answer is Lake Geneva.

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  • 5. 

    Interest in the discipline rapidly expanded, and Thienemann and Einer Naumann co-founded .....?

    • A.

      International Society of Limnology

    • B.

      Limnology Society

    • C.

      Society of Limnology

    • D.

      Freshwater Biological Association

    Correct Answer
    A. International Society of Limnology
    Explanation
    The correct answer is International Society of Limnology. This can be inferred from the statement that "interest in the discipline rapidly expanded" which suggests that a society or organization was formed to accommodate this growing interest. Thienemann and Einer Naumann are mentioned as the co-founders of this society, indicating that the International Society of Limnology was established as a result of their efforts.

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  • 6. 

    Interest in the discipline rapidly expanded, and Thienemann and Einar Naumann co-founded the International Society of Limnology in ...?

    • A.

      1960

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1997

    • D.

      1922

    Correct Answer
    D. 1922
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1922. Thienemann and Einar Naumann co-founded the International Society of Limnology in 1922. This indicates that the interest in the discipline of limnology rapidly expanded during this time, leading to the establishment of an international society dedicated to the study of freshwater systems.

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  • 7. 

    Einar Naumann is known as a ....?

    • A.

      Swedish botanist

    • B.

      American chemist

    • C.

      British physicist

    • D.

      German zoologist

    Correct Answer
    A. Swedish botanist
    Explanation
    Einar Naumann is known as a Swedish botanist because his work and contributions in the field of botany were significant and recognized. He likely conducted research, published papers, and made discoveries related to plants and their characteristics, classifications, or ecosystems. His expertise and knowledge in botany would have been gained through education, experience, and a focus on studying plants and their various aspects. As a Swedish botanist, Naumann would have contributed to the understanding and advancement of botany in Sweden and possibly internationally.

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  • 8. 

    August Thienemann is known as a .....?

    • A.

      Swedish botanist

    • B.

      German zoologist

    • C.

      British chemist

    • D.

      Italian physicist

    Correct Answer
    B. German zoologist
    Explanation
    August Thienemann is known as a German zoologist because zoology is the study of animals, and Thienemann is recognized for his contributions to this field. Being a German zoologist means that he is from Germany and specializes in the study of animals.

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  • 9. 

    Prominent early American limnologists included all except ...?

    • A.

      C. Juday

    • B.

      Ed Deevey

    • C.

      E.A Birge

    • D.

      James McCaffrey

    Correct Answer
    D. James McCaffrey
    Explanation
    The question asks for the name of a limnologist who was not a prominent early American limnologist. The names listed are C. Juday, Ed Deevey, E.A Birge, and James McCaffrey. The correct answer is James McCaffrey because he was not a prominent early American limnologist.

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  • 10. 

    Limnology is derived from an ....?

    • A.

      American word

    • B.

      Italian word

    • C.

      Greek word

    • D.

      Russian word

    Correct Answer
    C. Greek word
    Explanation
    Limnology is derived from the Greek word "limne," which means "lake." Limnology is the study of freshwater systems, including lakes, rivers, and wetlands. The term "limnology" was coined by the Swiss scientist François-Alphonse Forel in the late 19th century. It is used to describe the scientific study of the physical, chemical, biological, and ecological aspects of freshwater environments.

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