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Zooplankton: Quiz


Question 1: The name of zooplankton is derived from the Greek zoon (ζῴον), meaning "________", and planktos (πλαγκτος), meaning "wanderer" or "drifter".

Question 2: [1] Many zooplankton are too small to be seen individually with the ________.
AstronomyOrion NebulaStarNaked eye

Question 3: This wide phylogenetic range includes a similarly wide range in feeding behavior: filter feeding, predation and symbiosis with autotrophic ________ as seen in corals.
PhytoplanktonDiatomCyanobacteriaPrimary production

Question 4: They have been found to house the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, causative agent of ________, by allowing the cholera vibrios to attach to their chitinous exoskeletons.
Typhoid feverPlague (disease)CholeraPathogenic bacteria

Question 5: Plankton are organisms drifting in the water column of oceans, seas, and bodies of ________.
FreshwaterEarthLakeWater resources

Question 6: Zooplankton is a broad categorisation spanning a range of ________ sizes that includes both small protozoans and large metazoans.

Question 7: Zooplankton feed on bacterioplankton, phytoplankton, other zooplankton (sometimes cannibalistically), ________ (or marine snow) and even nektonic organisms.

Question 8: Zooplankton are the heterotrophic (sometimes detritivorous) type of ________.
Primary productionDiatomPhytoplanktonPlankton

Question 9: ________ important protozoan zooplankton groups include the foraminiferans, radiolarians and dinoflagellates (the latter are often mixotrophic).


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