Explorit's Wetlands Quiz

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Each of the 31 questions here is about wetlands. However, questions 25 - 27 are specifically about wetlands of Davis and Yolo County. (Text version for teacher use)
What are wetlands?
a. habitats
b. lands that are often wet
c. homes to a variety of animals
d. all of the above ?

Which of these is/are an example of a freshwater wetlands?
a. swamp
b. freshwater marsh
c. bog
d. all of the above

Are freshwater or saltwater marshes more common in the world?

QUESTION 4: ... True or False? ...
The water level of a marsh usually stays about the same throughout the year.

QUESTION 5: ... True or False? ...
If you were to walk into a swamp, you might drown in quicksand.

QUESTION 6: ... True or False? ...
A man who fell into a bog and died about 2000 years ago was found in the 1950s in an almost perfectly preserved state. He was even still wearing his hat!

Which of these cities were built on wetlands?
a. New York
b. Chicago
c. San Francisco
d. all of the above

QUESTION 8: ... True or False? ...
There are wetlands in Israel.

What percentage of land do wetlands make up in the US?
a. 5%,   b. 10%,   c. 25%,   d. 35%

Which two states have the most acres of wetlands?
a. California and Texas,  
b. Alaska and Florida,  
c. Arizona and Oregon,  
d. Colorado and Nevada

What percentage of the wetlands that existed 200 years ago in what we now call California have been destroyed?
a. 20%,   b. 45%,   c. 75%,   d. 90%

Which two bodies of water form a watershed that encompasses most wetlands, creeks, streams, and rivers in California?
a. Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay
b. American River and Merced River
c. Putah Creek and Pacific Ocean
d. Consumnes River and American River

Which life necessities do wetlands provide to animals?
a. food
b. water
c. shelter
d. all of the above

Wetlands are habitats for several species of animals. Which of the following could also be considered a habitat?
a. a pond
b. the soil
c. a tree
d. all of the above

Which three animals might be found in a wetland?
a. beaver, duck, crab
b. snail, frog, dinosaur
c. deer, giraffe, mosquito
d. muskrat, spider, llama

Which of these is NOT an endangered animal that lives in wetlands?
a. clapper rail
b. American crocodile
c. salt marsh harvest mouse
d. red snapper

QUESTION 17: ... True or False? ...
About 43% of endangered and threatened animals and plants in the US depend on wetlands in some way.

QUESTION 18: ... True or False? ...
Most of the snakes that live in swamps are poisonous.

QUESTION 19: ... True or False? ...
During migration, birds like to refuel at wetlands while on their trek to their summer or winter homes.

QUESTION 20: ... True or False? ...
There are more live organisms in a healthy wetland than there are in almost any other kind of habitat.

QUESTION 21: ... True or False? ...
Approximately 66 percent of the commercial fish catch taken along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts in the US depend on wetlands for survival.

Which category of life form is NOT a part of the basic food chain?
a. producers
b. recyclers
c. consumers
d. decomposers

QUESTION 23: ... True or False ...
A change in one strand of the food chain of life does not affect the rest of the chain.

What is a crop that is sometimes grown in wetlands?
a. wild rice
b. mint
c. cranberries
d. all of the above

What animals could you find at the Davis Wetlands?
a. otter
b. blue heron
c. pheasant
d. all of the above

How many acres of permanent wetlands do the Davis Wetlands have?
a. 10,   b. 55,   c. 90,   d. 220

Which activity can you participate in while visiting the Davis Wetlands?
a. bird watching
b. hiking
c. educational activities,
d. all of the above

How are wetlands important to people and to wildlife?
a. they filter and clean water
b. they kill all vegetation in the area
c. wetlands are NOT important to people or to wildlife
d. all of the above

What is a way people harm wetlands?
a. dump their garbage in wetlands
b. drain them of their water
c. fill wetlands
d. all of the above

QUESTION 30: ... True or False? ...
It is impossible for a person to build an artificial wetlands that can help filter pollution

What are ways that people can help protect and preserve wetlands?
a. recycle
b. cut six pack rings
c. volunteer to build trails
d. all of the above

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The Wetlands program and quiz have been made possible by funding from the Sacramento River Watershed Program, Watershed Education Project and the City of Davis.

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