Fmnp - Coastal Systems - Coastal Uplands

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Fmnp - Coastal Systems - Coastal Uplands - Quiz

This quiz will measure your knowledge of FL Coastal Uplands Habitats based on material presented in the Florida Master Naturalist Program Coastal Systems Module. Note: This website is not sanctioned by UF IFAS in anyway. Hint: For any multiple choice questions, more than one answer may be correct


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Coastal Uplands can be broadly divided into three habitat zones, what are they?
    • A. 

      Brackish Lagoon, Transitional Zone, Coastal Hammock

    • B. 

      Beach and Fore Dune, Transitional Zone, Maritime Forest

    • C. 

      Brackish Lagoon, Spill Zone, Maritime Forest

    • D. 

      Beach and Fore Dune, Spill Zone, Coastal Hammock

  • 2. 
    Identify some shared characteristics of coastal uplands habitats
    • A. 

      Hot and Dry

    • B. 

      Nutrient Poor - Porous Soils

    • C. 

      Pockets of watery pools

    • D. 

      Salt Spray

    • E. 

      Little wind

  • 3. 
    Coastal Uplands is defined as the area between 
    • A. 

      The mean high tide line and the dunes

    • B. 

      The pelagic habitat and the benthic habitat

    • C. 

      The pelagic habitat and the soft substrate

    • D. 

      The mean high tide line and the beginning of estuarine or terrestrial upland habitats

  • 4. 
    Which state has the most barrier islands?
  • 5. 
    Barrier Islands may form off the coast of Florida due to:
    • A. 

      Large amounts of sea turtle nests

    • B. 

      Storm surge from Hurricanes

    • C. 

      Sea level rise that creates lagoons behind coastal dunes

    • D. 

      Isolation of "spits" of land from the mainland due to the formation of natural (or created) inlets.

  • 6. 
    The beach and fore dune areas are important nesting sites for the bird pictured below, please identify the bird pictured
    • A. 

      Black Skimmer

    • B. 

      Royal Tern

    • C. 

      Blue footed booby

    • D. 

      LBJ

  • 7. 
    Many plants associated with the beach and fore dune areas are known as
  • 8. 
    Some major threats to beach and fore dune habitat are:
    • A. 

      Grazing of domesticated cattle

    • B. 

      Erosion due to storms and heavy wave action

    • C. 

      Human trampling

    • D. 

      Over nesting of endemic birds

  • 9. 
    The plant pictured is endemic to the beach and fore dune areas.  Name the plant:
    • A. 

      White Trumpet

    • B. 

      The Snow White flower

    • C. 

      Spider Lilly

    • D. 

      Beach Morning Glory

  • 10. 
    Identify the plant pictured
    • A. 

      Sea Grape

    • B. 

      Buttonwood

    • C. 

      Beauty Berry

    • D. 

      Muscadine

  • 11. 
    The transitional zone 
    • A. 

      Tends to be less diverse than the fore dune area

    • B. 

      Tends to be more diverse than the fore dune area

    • C. 

      Tends to have about the same amount of diversity as the fore dune area

    • D. 

      Tends to be a barren wasteland when compared to the fore dune area

  • 12. 
    Saw Palmetto
    • A. 

      Grows to be over 20ft tall

    • B. 

      Can live to be over 700 years old

    • C. 

      Are rarely found in the transitional zone

    • D. 

      A portion of the plant lives underground in order to protect the "growth bud"

  • 13. 
    Identify the bird shown in this video:
    • A. 

      American Oystercatcher

    • B. 

      Laughing Gull

    • C. 

      Royal Tern

    • D. 

      Black Skimmer

  • 14. 
    Prickly Pear Cactus
    • A. 

      Are an important source of food for the gopher tortoise

    • B. 

      Are not true cacti

    • C. 

      Are most often found in the fore dune area

    • D. 

      Are only found in the Central Region of Florida

  • 15. 
    The Maritime forest habitat - 
    • A. 

      Has the oldest and most stable soil in the coastal systems habitat

    • B. 

      Is relatively young compared to the other coastal systems habitats

    • C. 

      Is a product of time and succession (its a climax community)

    • D. 

      Has a tree composition that varies throughout the state

  • 16. 
    The Florida state tree is the
  • 17. 
    Identify the plant pictured below
    • A. 

      Brazilian Pepper

    • B. 

      Seville Orange

    • C. 

      Winged Sumac

    • D. 

      Wild Coffee

  • 18. 
    A plant able to tolerate brackish water or salty environment is known as a 
    • A. 

      Marine plant

    • B. 

      Pioneer species

    • C. 

      Halophyte

    • D. 

      Understory plant

  • 19. 
    Sea Oats perform what important function?
    • A. 

      Provide nesting material for the endangered Florida Scrub Jay

    • B. 

      Stabilize moving sand

    • C. 

      Provide food for gopher tortoises

    • D. 

      Provide food for the beach mice

  • 20. 
    An underground stem is also know as a
    • A. 

      Rhizome

    • B. 

      Halophile

    • C. 

      Halophyte

    • D. 

      Epiphyte

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