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St. Johns River: Quiz


Question 1: All of Florida's abundant fresh water is the result of precipitation that returns to the atmosphere in a process called ________ that involves evaporation and transpiration of moisture from plants.
Groundwater rechargeWindEvapotranspirationPrecipitation (meteorology)

Question 2: Fish such as mullet (Mullidae), flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma), shad (Alosa sapidissima), and blue crabs (________) migrate from the ocean to freshwater springs upriver to spawn.
FloridaCrayfishCarcinus maenasBlue crab

Question 3: They were primarily hunter–gatherers who followed large game, such as ________, horses, camels, and bison.
MastodonAmerican mastodonGomphothereWoolly mammoth

Question 4: In particular, Lake Apopka earned the designation of Florida's most polluted lake following a chemical spill in 1980 that dumped ________ in it.

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Manatees spend the winter months in Blue Spring and are protected by the state park.
  St. Johns River near Blue Spring State Park showing more distinct banks and trees instead of marshes
  The results of introducing water hyacinths to Florida, sparking a state-led battle against the invasive plant

Question 6: One action in Florida's role in the Civil War was the sinking of the USS Columbine, a Union ________ used for patrolling the St.
LondonSteamboatUnited KingdomPaddle steamer

Question 7: state of ________ and its most significant for commercial and recreational use.
North CarolinaNew JerseyFloridaMassachusetts

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Cypress trees frame a sunset over the St. Johns near Picolata and Tocoi, former ferry landings in St. Johns County.
  Lake George is the second largest lake in Florida and the largest created by the St. Johns.
  The hydrologic cycle in Florida, showing the Floridan aquifer and formation of springs and sinkholes
  Cypress trees in the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area showing dark water marks on the flared trunks, evidence of water level flux

Question 9: [54] The home stadium for the ________ faces the river, as does most of the commercial center of downtown.
Tampa Bay BuccaneersMiami HeatJacksonville JaguarsMiami Dolphins

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  A portion of the completed Cross Florida Barge Canal near Palatka
  Tropical Storm Fay caused record flooding in Geneva in 2008.
  St. Johns River near Blue Spring State Park showing more distinct banks and trees instead of marshes
  Fog on a calm St. Johns River at the Shands Bridge near Green Cove Springs


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