Intertidal Zone Quiz: Trivia!

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Intertidal Zone Quiz: Trivia!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What types of wetlands occur around an intertidal zone?
    • A. 

      Estuary

    • B. 

      Salt marsh

    • C. 

      Bogs

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    You would be most likely to find a mangrove swamp along the shores of:
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Southern Argentina

    • C. 

      The Great Lakes

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 3. 
    What is the distance range for the intertidal zone?
    • A. 

      From the low tidemark to the continental shelf

    • B. 

      From the continental shelf to open ocean

    • C. 

      From the high tidemark to open ocean

    • D. 

      From the high tidemark to the low tidemark along shore

  • 4. 
    Complete the following analogy:Mangrove swamp:Tropical water as ________:_______
    • A. 

      Kelp reef:Temperate water

    • B. 

      Salt marsh:Temperate water

    • C. 

      Estuary:Fresh water

    • D. 

      Rainforest:Land biome

  • 5. 
    The intertidal zone is one of the three _________ divisions of the ocean.
    • A. 

      Vertical

    • B. 

      Closer

    • C. 

      Horizontal

    • D. 

      Newest

  • 6. 
    Why are salt marshes so important to the environment?
    • A. 

      They are a home for many underwater plants and animals.

    • B. 

      Migratory birds use them as a feeding ground.

    • C. 

      Many commercial fish species breed in them.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

    • E. 

      Both B and C.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a true statement about mangrove swamps?
    • A. 

      Mangrove swamps can survive in cold temperatures.

    • B. 

      Mangrove trees can survive in water with low oxygen levels.

    • C. 

      Mangrove tree roots are completely under water.

    • D. 

      Mangrove swamps are in no danger due to human destruction of the swamps.

  • 8. 
    What ecosystem is shown in the picture below?
    • A. 

      Mangrove swamp

    • B. 

      Estuary

    • C. 

      Coral reef

    • D. 

      Salt marsh

  • 9. 
    How many times a day does the high tide and low tide come in or out respectively?
    • A. 

      Once

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Three times

    • D. 

      Four times

  • 10. 
    Why would it be advantageous to burrow oneself into the sand if you lived in an intertidal zone?
    • A. 

      So you would not be carried away by the tides

    • B. 

      So you could make a bigger home

    • C. 

      So you could get more oxygen

    • D. 

      It would not be advantageous to burrow into the sand.