Benthic Zone Quiz

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Benthic Zone Quiz

The deepest and darkest waters of the ocean are found in the benthic zone. Can you move past your fear of the dark to get all the answers correct? Let's see how you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the distance range for the benthic zone?
    • A. 

      From the surface of the water to 200 meters below

    • B. 

      From 200 meters below to the ocean floor

    • C. 

      From the lowtide mark to the continental shelf

    • D. 

      The bottom of the ocean floor

  • 2. 
    Organisms that live in the benthic zone are
    • A. 

      Producers.

    • B. 

      Plants.

    • C. 

      Scavengers.

    • D. 

      Plankton.

  • 3. 
    Sunlight reaches the benthic zone in
    • A. 

      Ponds.

    • B. 

      Deep lakes.

    • C. 

      Ocean.

    • D. 

      Nonsense! Sunlight never reaches the benthic zone.

  • 4. 
    You walk into Lake Erie and your feet are squishing into the mud under the water. Your feet are touching the ______ zone.
    • A. 

      Neritic

    • B. 

      Benthic

    • C. 

      Oceanic

    • D. 

      Aphotic

  • 5. 
    True or False? You would see the organism in the picture below in the benthic zone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What is the main food source for organisms in the benthic zone?
    • A. 

      Phytoplankton

    • B. 

      Zooplankton

    • C. 

      Detritus

    • D. 

      Bread from humans

  • 7. 
    In what types of bodies of water would you find the benthic zone?
    • A. 

      Ponds

    • B. 

      Deep lakes

    • C. 

      Oceans

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Deep sea submarines have discovered sponges and worm colonies that live in the bottom of the ocean. Where do these organisms get theri energy from?
    • A. 

      The Sun

    • B. 

      Deep sea fish bring them food

    • C. 

      Bacteria that use energy from chemicals

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    True of False?You would see the organism in the picture below in the benthic zone?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Why are there no photosynthetic plants in the benthic zone of the ocean?
    • A. 

      No ground for the roots to embed themselves

    • B. 

      No sunlight

    • C. 

      Not enough chemicals

    • D. 

      Not enough nutrients

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