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Wadden Sea: Quiz


Question 1: The word wad is Dutch for "mud flat" (________ and German: Watt, Danish: Vade).
Dutch languageSwedish languageEnglish languageLow German

Question 2: The islands in the Wadden Sea are called the Wadden Sea Islands or ________, named after the Frisians.
North Frisian IslandsFrisian IslandsAmrumHallig

Question 3: It lies between the coast of northwestern continental ________ and the range of Frisian Islands, forming a shallow body of water with tidal flats and wetlands.
BalkansWestern EuropeEastern EuropeEurope

Question 4: In June of 2009, it was placed on the World Heritage list by ________.
United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesSpecial Court for Sierra LeoneUNICEFUNESCO

Question 5: The landscape has been formed for a great part by storm tides in the 10th to 14th centuries, overflowing and carrying away former ________ land behind the coastal dunes.
SoilPeatWater wellLandslide

Question 6: The area is typified by extensive tidal mud flats, deeper tidal trenches (tidal creeks) and the ________ that are contained within this, a region continually contested by land and sea.
Volcanic arcIslandIsthmusCoral reef

Question 7: The impact of waves and currents, carrying away ________, is slowly changing the layout of the islands.
SedimentSedimentary rockErosionSediment transport

Question 8: In 2009, the Dutch and German parts of the Wadden Sea were inscribed on ________'s World Heritage List.
Special Court for Sierra LeoneUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUNESCOUNICEF

Question 9: Many of the islands have been popular ________ since the 19th century.
Resort townSeaside resortFemale sex tourismTourism

Question 10: The outlying German island of ________, although ethnically one of the Frisian Islands, is not situated in the Wadden Sea.
WedelPinnebergSchenefeld, PinnebergHeligoland


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