Endangered Species And Fisheries! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Endangered Species And Fisheries! Trivia Facts Quiz

What do you know about Endangered Species and Fisheries? Human activities have a major effect on the environment and the organisms that exist in it. Do you know what is going wrong with the environment that some species are endangered? Take the test and see what is being done to prevent the worst from happening and how you can help.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the magnuson act allow?
    • A. 

      THe UN can police the open oceans and set fisheries quotas

    • B. 

      The USA can police the open oceans and set fisheries quotas

    • C. 

      The USA can patrol the ocean within 200 miles of the coast and set fisheries quotas

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a provision of the endangered species act?
    • A. 

      The species must be given a protected critical habitat

    • B. 

      A species survival is more important than human economic interests

    • C. 

      The government cannot fund a project that would directly harm an endangered species

    • D. 

      A person cannot hunt an endangered species

  • 3. 
    What about whales makes them so vulnerable to extinction?
    • A. 

      They are K selected

    • B. 

      They migrate long distances

    • C. 

      They have oils that are valuable to humans

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which is true about coral reefs
    • A. 

      They are built by tiny invertebrate animals that have a symbiotic relationship with algea

    • B. 

      They are low in primary productivity

    • C. 

      They are low in biodiversity

    • D. 

      They are growing in size and number globally

  • 5. 
    Which is the best long term strategy to saving an endangered plant species?
    • A. 

      Store its seeds in an underground seed bank

    • B. 

      Grow the plant at a greenhouse where it is protected

    • C. 

      Restore its native habitat and protect the habitat

    • D. 

      Educate the public about the plant

  • 6. 
    What is true about the recovery of the whooping crane in the US?
    • A. 

      They have not been successfully breed in captivity

    • B. 

      They are extinct

    • C. 

      THey have not been reintroduced because their habitat is toxic

    • D. 

      They were retrained to migrate by following an airplane

  • 7. 
    One reason many salmon species have gone extinct is 
    • A. 

      Dams block their path to breeding grounds

    • B. 

      Over fishing

    • C. 

      Water diversion for irrigation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following species need old growth forest of the pacific northwest
    • A. 

      Panther

    • B. 

      Salmon

    • C. 

      SPotted owl

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Humans are causing the 6th mass extinction
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the number one reason for anthropogenic species extinction?
    • A. 

      Poaching and overhunting

    • B. 

      Ecotourism

    • C. 

      Invasive species

    • D. 

      Habitat destruction

  • 11. 
    Which of the following fishing techniques has caused the most damage to the coastal ocean ecosystems?
    • A. 

      Long lining

    • B. 

      Trawling

    • C. 

      Drift nets

    • D. 

      Sonar fishing

  • 12. 
    Check the box next to each statement that is true about aquaculture
    • A. 

      Has caused the destruction of mangrove forests

    • B. 

      Has depleted nutrients in coastal waters

    • C. 

      Has increased the spread of sea lice

    • D. 

      Could lead to an increase in invasive fish