How Much Do You Know About Bodies Of Water?

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How Much Do You Know About Bodies Of Water? - Quiz

Have you ever wonder what's the difference between a Sea and an Ocean? Bodies of water mean a reservoir of water on the earth's surface which includes oceans, seas, lakes, ponds, rivers, or canals. Some are artificial and some are natural.
Take this quiz and find out different bodies of water as well as test your knowledge. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a body of water called that's usually fresh water of considerable size and contained on a body of land?

    • A.

      A Harbor

    • B.

      A Pond

    • C.

      A River

    • D.

      A Lake

    Correct Answer
    D. A Lake
    Explanation
    A lake is a body of water that is usually fresh water and of considerable size. It is contained on a body of land, which means it is surrounded by land on all sides. Unlike a river, which is a flowing body of water, a lake is relatively still. A pond is smaller in size compared to a lake, and a harbor is a sheltered body of water along the coast where ships can anchor safely. Therefore, the correct answer is A Lake.

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  • 2. 

    What is a major body of salt water that makes up a large part of a planet's Hydrosphere called?

    • A.

      A Sea

    • B.

      An Ocean

    • C.

      A Lake

    • D.

       A River

    Correct Answer
    B. An Ocean
    Explanation
    An ocean is a major body of salt water that makes up a large part of a planet's hydrosphere. Oceans cover about 71% of the Earth's surface and are essential for regulating the planet's climate and supporting a diverse range of marine life. They are much larger than seas, lakes, and rivers, and are characterized by their vastness and depth.

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  • 3. 

    What is a shallow body of water separated from a deeper Sea by a shallow or exposed sandbank or similar feature called?

    • A.

      A Lagoon

    • B.

       A Harbor

    • C.

      A Bay

    • D.

      A Cove

    Correct Answer
    A. A Lagoon
    Explanation
    A shallow body of water separated from a deeper sea by a shallow or exposed sandbank or similar feature is called a lagoon. A lagoon is typically characterized by calm and shallow waters, often found along coastlines or in coral reef areas. It is different from a harbor, bay, or cove, as those terms refer to other types of coastal features.

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  • 4. 

    What is a wetland featuring grasses, reeds, and other plants in shallow water called?

    • A.

      Wetlands

    • B.

      A Swamp

    • C.

      A Marsh

    • D.

       A Bayou

    Correct Answer
    C. A Marsh
    Explanation
    A wetland featuring grasses, reeds, and other plants in shallow water is called a marsh. Marshes are characterized by their soft, muddy ground and the presence of water-loving vegetation. They are often found along the edges of lakes, rivers, and coastlines, and provide important habitats for a variety of plant and animal species.

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  • 5. 

     What is a large expanse of salt water connected to an Ocean called?

    • A.

      A Bay

    • B.

      A Harbor

    • C.

       A Sea

    • D.

      A Strait

    Correct Answer
    C.  A Sea
    Explanation
    A large expanse of salt water connected to an ocean is called a sea. A sea is a partially enclosed body of salt water that is smaller than an ocean, usually located where the land and ocean meet. Seas are often partially enclosed by land, such as the Mediterranean Sea or the Red Sea. They are typically shallower than oceans and can have various names depending on their geographical location.

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  • 6. 

    What is a narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water while laying in between two land masses called?

    • A.

      A Canal

    • B.

      A Strait

    • C.

      A Channel

    • D.

      A River

    Correct Answer
    B. A Strait
    Explanation
    A strait is a narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water while laying in between two land masses. It is often used as a passage for ships and boats to travel between the larger bodies of water. Examples of famous straits include the Strait of Gibraltar and the Strait of Hormuz.

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  • 7. 

    What is a small area of water bordered by land on three sides called?

    • A.

      An Inlet

    • B.

      A Cove

    • C.

      A Harbor

    • D.

      A Bay

    Correct Answer
    D. A Bay
    Explanation
    A small area of water bordered by land on three sides is called a bay. This term is commonly used to describe a body of water that is partially enclosed by land, with a wide opening to the sea or another larger body of water. Bays can vary in size and shape, and they often provide shelter for boats and ships.

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  • 8. 

    What is a large body of water surrounded by land on three sides and connected to an Ocean called?

    • A.

       A Gulf

    • B.

      A Sea

    • C.

      An Inlet

    • D.

      A Bay

    Correct Answer
    A.  A Gulf
    Explanation
    A Gulf is a large body of water surrounded by land on three sides and connected to an Ocean. It is usually larger than a bay and can be found in various parts of the world, such as the Gulf of Mexico or the Persian Gulf.

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  • 9. 

    What is a natural waterway that flows from higher ground to lower ground, usually feeding into a larger body of water called?

    • A.

      A River

    • B.

      A Stream

    • C.

      A Creek

    • D.

       A Brook

    Correct Answer
    A. A River
    Explanation
    A river is a natural waterway that flows from higher ground to lower ground, usually feeding into a larger body of water. It is a larger and more powerful watercourse compared to a stream, creek, or brook. Rivers play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle and are important for the transportation of water, sediment, and nutrients. They also provide habitats for various plants and animals and are often used for navigation, irrigation, and as a source of freshwater for human activities.

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  • 10. 

    What is a wetland with permanent inundations of large areas of land surrounded by shallow bodies of water called?

    • A.

      Marshland

    • B.

       A Swamp

    • C.

       A Bayou

    • D.

      A Marsh

    Correct Answer
    B.  A Swamp
    Explanation
    A swamp is a wetland with permanent inundations of large areas of land surrounded by shallow bodies of water. Swamps are characterized by the presence of trees and shrubs and are typically found in low-lying areas. They play an important role in the ecosystem by providing habitat for a variety of plant and animal species.

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