Barrier Islands Proprof Quiz # 1 2018

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Substrate is:
    • A. 

      Bottom material ocean organisms live in or on.

    • B. 

      Bottom material found in the ocean.

    • C. 

      Bottom material organisms live in or on.

    • D. 

      Subtidal nutrients

  • 2. 
    How does water level affect organisms in the subtidal zone?
    • A. 

      Organisms need to be able to breathe water or hold their breath for long periods of time.

    • B. 

      Organisms need to adapt to alternating between being exposed or submerged.

    • C. 

      Organisms need to adapt to alternating between breathing or being submerged.

    • D. 

      Organisms need to adapt to alternating between being submerged or holding their breath for long periods of time.

  • 3. 
    Match the location where the intertidal zone is found.
    • A. 

      Between the high and low tide lines

    • B. 

      Above the high tide line

    • C. 

      Below the high tide line

    • D. 

      Between the sand bar and the berm

    • E. 

      Between the swash zone (shoreface where waves break) and the dune

  • 4. 
    Match the location where the subtidal zone is found.
    • A. 

      Between the high and low tide lines

    • B. 

      Above the high tide line

    • C. 

      Below the water line

    • D. 

      Between the sand bar and the berm

    • E. 

      Between the swash zone (shoreface where waves break) and the dune

  • 5. 
    Match the location where the supratidal zone is found.
    • A. 

      Between the high and low tide lines

    • B. 

      Above the high tide line

    • C. 

      Below the high tide line

    • D. 

      Between the sand bar and the berm

    • E. 

      Between the swash zone (shoreface where waves break) and the dune

  • 6. 
    What is a berm and where is it found?
    • A. 

      The back dune end of the supratidal zone

    • B. 

      The movement of sand offshore during a storm

    • C. 

      The supratidal ledge of sand at the high tide line

    • D. 

      The edge of the swash (shoreface where waves break) zone

  • 7. 
    IDENTIFY: The two major currents that affect North Carolina's climate.
    • A. 

      Laborador/Virginia and the Gulf Stream currents

    • B. 

      Gulf of Mexico and Laborador/Virginia currents

    • C. 

      Canadian and Gulf of Mexico currents

    • D. 

      Coast of Greenland and Gulf Stream currents

    • E. 

      Between the swash zone (shoreface where waves break) and the dune

  • 8. 
    What is the original source of energy for the entire seashore community?  
    • A. 

      The original source of energy is the sun.

    • B. 

      The original source of energy is the ocean.

    • C. 

      The original source of energy are the producers.

    • D. 

      The original source of energy is the moon and tides.

  • 9. 
      What is a unit of life?
    • A. 

      A unit of life is an ecological community with plant and animal components acting together as an interdependent group.

    • B. 

      A unit of life is an ecological community that looks at nature as complete.

    • C. 

      A unit of life is an ecological community is 15-25 ppt. in an estuary, 35 ppt. in the ocean.

  • 10. 
    How is energy passed through the community?  
    • A. 

      Energy is passed through the community through feeding relationships.

    • B. 

      Energy is passed through the community as organisms move about their habitat.

    • C. 

      Energy is passed through the community through organism decomposition.

    • D. 

      Energy is passed through the community as organisms breed and grow.

  • 11. 
    What are the three basic components of a food web?
    • A. 

      Three basic components of a food web are producers, consumers and decomposers.

    • B. 

      Three basic components of a food web are producers, consumers, scavengers and decomposers.

    • C. 

      Three basic components of a food web are producers, bacteria and fungi.

    • D. 

      Three basic components of a food web are autotrophs, heterotrophs and heliotrophs.

  • 12. 
    Identify each of the seven barrier island coastal habitats in order from 1-7:
    • A. 

      Ocean, Ocean Beach, Sand Dune, Maritime Forest, Salt Marsh, Sound, Tidal Flat.

    • B. 

      Ocean, Ocean Beach, Sand Dune, Maritime Forest, Salt Marsh, Sound, Rock Jetty.

    • C. 

      Ocean Beach, Ocean, Sand Dune, Maritime Forest, Salt Marsh, Sound, Tidal Flat.

    • D. 

      Ocean, Longshore Current, Sand Dune, Maritime Forest, Salt Marsh, Sound, Tidal Flat.

  • 13. 
    Choose the best definition of a barrier island.
    • A. 

      A Barrier Island is a long, narrow body of sand separated from the mainland by a sound and from other islands by inlets at both ends.

    • B. 

      A Barrier Island is a short, wide body of sand separated from the mainland by a sound and from other islands by inlets at both ends.

    • C. 

      A Barrier Island is a long, narrow body of sand separated from other islands by a sound.

    • D. 

      A Barrier Island is a body of sand separated from the mainland by an inlet.

  • 14. 
    What effect does the elevation and slope of the island have on habitats?
    • A. 

      Elevation and slope determine how far a tidal zone extends into a habitat.

    • B. 

      Elevation and slope determine how much erosion is in a habitat.

    • C. 

      Elevation and slope determine the producers in a community.

    • D. 

      Elevation and slope determine the size of the barrier island.

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