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Channel Islands of California: Quiz


Question 1: The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary encompasses the waters six ________ (11 kilometers) off Anacapa, Santa Cruz, San Miguel and Santa Barbara Islands.
LatitudeKnot (unit)Nautical mileKilometre

Question 2: The ________ completely controls San Nicolas Island and San Clemente Island and has installations elsewhere in the chain.
United States NavyUnited States armed forcesUnited States Coast GuardUnited States Marine Corps

Question 3: Bat Ray in ________, San Clemente Island
Marine biologyCoral reefHydrothermal ventKelp forest

Question 4: Guadalupe Island and the Coronado Islands of ________, Mexico share the California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion with the Channel Islands
Baja CaliforniaQuerétaroBaja California SurChihuahua

Question 5: Though the United States had occupied them since 1852, the group speculated that Mexico could claim the islands and seek their return through litigation before the ________.
International Court of JusticeUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUNESCOUniversal jurisdiction

Question 6: The Channel Islands at low elevations are virtually ________-free and constitute one of the few such areas in the 48 contiguous US states.

Question 7: The eight islands are split among the jurisdictions of three separate ________: Santa Barbara County (four), Ventura County (two) and Los Angeles County (two).
List of counties in CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaSacramento, CaliforniaOakland, California

Question 8: ________ (similarly named islands in the English Channel, off the coast of France)
JerseyUnited KingdomChannel IslandsEngland

Question 9: Santa Catalina Island is the only one of the eight islands with a significant permanent civilian settlement—the resort city of ________, and the unincorporated town of Two Harbors.
Glendale, CaliforniaBurbank, CaliforniaLong Beach, CaliforniaAvalon, California

Question 10: The Channel Islands of California are a chain of eight islands located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of ________ along the Santa Barbara Channel in the United States of America.
Greater Los Angeles AreaLos AngelesSouthern CaliforniaLos Angeles metropolitan area


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