Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Plankton?

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Planktons are microscopic plants in the aquatic ecosystem. Play this informative quiz to see how much do you you know about plankton. The quiz contains various questions that will gauge your understanding of the topic and will also enhance your information reservoir about them. The quiz will be helpful for a last-minute revision of the topic before the exam. If you like the quiz, do share it with your peers. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term "plankton" comes from the  Greek word planktos, which means...  
    • A. 

      Wandering

    • B. 

      Floating

    • C. 

      Innumerable

    • D. 

      Transparent

  • 2. 
    What distinguishes phytoplankton from other types of plankton? 
    • A. 

      Phytoplankton are plants, zooplankton are animals

    • B. 

      Phytoplankton are female, zooplankton are males

    • C. 

      Phytoplankton are artificial, zooplankton are real

    • D. 

      Phytoplankton are larger than zooplankton

  • 3. 
    Why are phytoplankton important?  
    • A. 

      They are the base of the food chain in the ocean

    • B. 

      They are pretty, oh so pretty

    • C. 

      They are food for seals and sharks

    • D. 

      They are the top of the food chain in the ocean

  • 4. 
    According to the video, how abundant are plankton? 
    • A. 

      There can be more than a million in a teaspoon of water

    • B. 

      The weight of all the plankton in Lake Erie would be equal to the weight of the Empire State Building

    • C. 

      If you lined up all the Earth's plankton, end-to-end, they would stretch to the moon

    • D. 

      They account for about half of all the biomass on the planet

  • 5. 
    All plankton are microscopic. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What’s one of the more interesting parenting behaviors of the amphipod Phronima?
    • A. 

      She eats her young if no other food is available

    • B. 

      She creates a house for her young from the carcass of her prey

    • C. 

      She decapitates other plankton—including other Phronima, if nearby— to feed her young

    • D. 

      She attaches her eggs to the gastrovascular opening of the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish so that the larva can feed on the jellyfish’s effluvia

  • 7. 
    A fish narrates this video.  How does plankton figure into the fish's story?  
    • A. 

      The fish ate plankton during its larval days

    • B. 

      The fish was plankton during its larval days

    • C. 

      The fish was bycatch in a commercial krill fishing harvest

    • D. 

      During a red tide, phytoplankton produced a neurotoxin that killed the fish

  • 8. 
    Why did the narrator call this "edible gold"? 
    • A. 

      It's phytoplankton, which make their own food through photosynthesis

    • B. 

      If you eat them, your teeth will turn gold

    • C. 

      They are gold colored

    • D. 

      Zooplankton farm phytoplankton in fields of gold

  • 9. 
    Why is this plankton green? 
    • A. 

      It's phytoplankton, it contains chlorophyll like all other plants and chlorophyll is GREEN

    • B. 

      The green in this organism is a reflection from a green fish that is passing by

    • C. 

      It's made out of jade

    • D. 

      It probably ate lots of green shrimp

  • 10. 
    Phytoplankton lives near the surface so that they can capture energy from sunlight. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The largest daily migration on Earth occurs when zooplankton rises from the depths at night to feed on phytoplankton. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What do some plankton use bioluminescence for?  
    • A. 

      For protection

    • B. 

      To attract a mate

    • C. 

      To attract prey

    • D. 

      To help them in the process of photosynthesis

  • 13. 
    Although this wasn't covered in the video, it's highly likely that zooplankton, like larger animals, can be carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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