Reading Quiz P. 155-164 And 650-653

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following do we know the least about?
    • A. 

      Deep space

    • B. 

      Deep ocean basins

    • C. 

      Tropical rainforests

    • D. 

      Antarctica

  • 2. 
    Where is most of the marine biodiversity found?
    • A. 

      Deep ocean floor

    • B. 

      Salt flats

    • C. 

      Coral reefs

    • D. 

      Tide pools

  • 3. 
    Aquatic ecosystems provide all of the following ecological services except
    • A. 

      Pharmaceuticals

    • B. 

      Climate moderation

    • C. 

      Flood control

    • D. 

      Nutrient cycling

  • 4. 
    Approximately _____ of the world's original coastal wetlands have been lost to agriculture and coastal development.
    • A. 

      1/4

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      2/3

    • D. 

      3/4

  • 5. 
    Which of the following has the most destructive effects on ocean floor ecosystems?
    • A. 

      Trawl fishing

    • B. 

      Sport fishing

    • C. 

      Boat anchors

    • D. 

      Shipwrecks

  • 6. 
    The depletion of the world's marine fish stocks due to overfishing is a classic example of
    • A. 

      Sustainable resource use

    • B. 

      The tragedy of the commons

    • C. 

      Ecological extinction

    • D. 

      Failure of international treaties

  • 7. 
    What is the largest wetlands restoration project?
    • A. 

      The Okeefenokee

    • B. 

      The Everglades

    • C. 

      Dismal Swamp

    • D. 

      Chesapeake Bay

  • 8. 
    What federal agency is responsible for undoing the development of the Everglads that the same agency has done since the 1940's?
    • A. 

      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    • B. 

      U.S. Navy

    • C. 

      U.S. Department of Agriculture

    • D. 

      Soil Conservation Service

  • 9. 
    What is considered the single greatest threat to the Great Lakes?
    • A. 

      Dumping of raw human sewage

    • B. 

      Alien species

    • C. 

      Commercial fishing

    • D. 

      Thermal pollution from electric power plants

  • 10. 
    What destructive organism was introduced into the Great Lakes and has now spread to most of the major river systems in the central and eastern U.S?
    • A. 

      The sea lamprey

    • B. 

      The round goby

    • C. 

      The walking catfish

    • D. 

      The zebra mussel

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