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Question 1: He followed the coastal land mass of central America before returning to the ________ via the Straits of Florida between Florida and Cuba.
Indian OceanArctic OceanAtlantic OceanPacific Ocean

Question 2: A 6.0 tremor was recorded on September 10, 2006, 250 miles (400 km) off the coast of ________ which caused no damage, but could be felt throughout the Southeastern United States.
MassachusettsNorth CarolinaNew JerseyFlorida

Question 3: Campeche Bank, which extends from the Yucatan Straits in the east to the ________–Campeche Basin in the west and includes Arrecife Alacran.
GuanajuatoYucatánChiapasTabasco

Question 4: In 1697, Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville sailed for ________ and was chosen by the Minister of Marine to lead an expedition to rediscover the mouth of the Mississippi River and to colonize Louisiana which the English coveted.
FranceCanadaItalyUnited Kingdom

Question 5: Northwest Gulf of Mexico, which extends from ________ to the U.S.-Mexico border.
AlabamaGeorgia (U.S. state)KentuckyMississippi

Question 6: ________ are also harvested on a large scale from many of the bays and sounds.
ScallopAbaloneOysterMussel

Question 7: [6] The Gulf's southwestern and southern shores lie along the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, ________, Yucatán, and the northernmost tip of Quintana Roo.
OaxacaPueblaChiapasCampeche

Question 8: Although ________ was credited with the discovery of the Americas by Europeans, the ships in his four voyages never reached the Gulf of Mexico.
Christopher ColumbusNorth AmericaSpainDominican Republic

Question 9: There are frequent "________" algae blooms[11] that kill fish and marine mammals and cause respiratory problems in humans and some domestic animals when the blooms reach close to shore.
Marine biologyAlgal bloomMarine larval ecologyMarine conservation

Question 10: On December 11, 1526, Charles V granted Pánfilo de Narváez a license to claim what is now the ________, known as the Narváez expedition.
Gulf Coast of the United StatesWiregrass RegionTennessee ValleyMississippi Alluvial Plain







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