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Question 1: Galveston Bay is located in the ________ metropolitan area and itself is at the center of one of the most important shipping hubs in the world.
Harris County, TexasBaytown, TexasGreater HoustonSugar Land, Texas

Question 2: By the end of the 19th century the inland city of Houston had begun to emerge as an important competitor to Galveston as ________ in the bay made it a viable port.
Fishing vesselShipBargeDredging

Question 3: ________ struck the bay in 2008 causing substantial damage both environmentally and economically, the most destructive event since 1900.
Hurricane KatrinaHurricane RitaHurricane GustavHurricane Ike

Question 4: [3] The Trinity and San Jacinto rivers carved wide valleys into the soft ________, especially along the modern coastline.
SedimentSediment transportErosionSedimentary rock

Question 5: The establishment of NASA's Johnson Space Center near the bay in the Clear Lake Area in ________ brought new growth.

Question 6: Human settlement in what is now Texas began at least 10,000 years ago following migrations into the ________ from Asia during the last ice age.
North AmericaAmericas (terminology)AmericasSouth America

Question 7: Galveston Island and the ________ are generally at the greatest risk.
Jamaica Beach, TexasGalveston, TexasBacliff, TexasBolivar Peninsula, Texas

Question 8: [1] The water in the Bay is a complex mixture of sea water and ________ which supports a wide variety of marine life.
EarthFreshwaterLakeWater resources

Question 9: It is connected to the ________ and is surrounded by sub-tropic marshes and prairies on the mainland.
Mediterranean SeaAtlantic OceanGulf of MexicoCaribbean Sea

Question 10: The ________ that surround the Bay support a variety of fauna.

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