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Wetland: Quiz

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Question 1: Wetlands are very effective at filtering and cleaning water pollution [13], (often from ________ from the farms that replaced the wetlands in the first place).
Surface runoffMarine pollutionOcean acidificationEutrophication

Question 2: [2] Wetlands include swamps, marshes, and ________, among others.
EnglandBogPeatUnited Kingdom

Question 3: [3] They are generally distinguished from other water bodies or landforms based on their water level and on the types of ________ that thrive within them.
ArchaeplastidaPlantFungusRed algae

Question 4: Animal life includes many different ________, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
AmphibianChordateTetrapodVertebrate

Question 5: Specifically, wetlands are characterized as having a water table that stands at or near the land surface for a long enough ________ each year to support aquatic plants.
Spring (season)Precipitation (meteorology)WeatherSeason

Question 6: The water found in wetlands can be saltwater, freshwater, or ________.
North SeaBrackish waterBaltic SeaUnited States

Question 7: Wetlands have been categorized both as ________ and ecosystems.
Temperate broadleaf and mixed forestsDeserts and xeric shrublandsTemperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublandsBiome

Question 8: The program is also a ________ effort, providing employment in wetland maintenance.
Poverty reductionFamineHuman rightsMalnutrition

Question 9: Wetlands have also been described as ecotones, providing a transition between dry land and ________.
StreamBody of waterEstuaryLake

Question 10: The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat, or Ramsar Convention, is an international ________ designed to address global concerns regarding wetland loss and degradation.
European UnionTreatyKyoto ProtocolEurope







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