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									              Mrs. Garbiel: Aquatic Ecology Quiz
Temperature affects:
1. There is (less/more) oxygen in warmer water than in cooler water.

2.A small rise in water temperature can mean a significant (increase/drop) in the
amount of dissolved oxygen available for plants and animals.

Water temperature is affected by:
3. Particles in turbid water (absorb/release) heat leading to (higher/lower)
temperatures.

4. Warmer water:
a) decreases the growth of algae             c) increases the growth of algae
b) does not affect the growth of             d) stops the growth of algae
algae

5. Increased water temperature can:
a) affect the lifecycle of insects           c) affect the food chain
b) increase plants and animals risk of       d) all of the above
disease

6. Turbidity measures:
a) the acidity and alkalinity of the         c) how salty the water is
water                                        d) how hot or cold the water is
b) the clarity of water

7. Turbidity can be caused by:
a) soil erosion                              c) no rain
b) dense vegetation                          d) direct sunlight

8. Increased turbidity can:
a) increase water temperature                c) decrease sunlight penetration
b) decrease oxygen                           through the water column
                                             d) all of the above

9. pH is a measurement of:
a) phosphorus                                c) nutrients
b) acidity and alkalinity                    d) salinity
10. The neutral reading for pH is:
a) 10                 b) 8                    c) 5                   d) 7

11. If pH in the waterbody changes, it can:
a) affect the plant life in the water     c) none of the above
b) affect the animal life in the water    d) all of the above

12. Conductivity is the measure of:
a) acidity and alkalinity                     c) phosphates and nitrates
b) cloudiness of the water                    d) dissolved salts

13. Conductivity/salinity in a river is partly determined by:
a) the amount of rainfall                     c) by the geology and soil
b) how deep the water is                      d) how clear the water is

14. Aquatic macroinvertebrates are animals that:
a) live part or all of their life cycle in the water
b) are large enough to see with the naked eye
c) have no backbone
d) all of the above

15. Macroinvertebrates:
a) all tolerate the same water conditions
b) can all live in polluted conditions
c) have different tolerances to different conditions
d) play no role in the food chain

16. Changes in the physical and chemical parameters of the water (e.g.
temperature):
a) have no impact on the food chain in a waterway
b) affect the macroinvertebrates living in the waterway
c) have no impact on the macroinvertebrates in the waterway
d) none of the above

17. The amount of oxygen in the water is directly related to:
a) water temperature                     c) plant life in the water
b) flow of the water                     d) all of the above
18. Shallow fast flowing streams usually have:
a) less oxygen than deep, slow flowing streams
b) the same amount of oxygen as deep, slow flowing streams
c) more oxygen than deep, slow flowing streams
d) none of the above

19. The concentration of dissolved oxygen is an indicator of:
a) the size of a river
b) the health of an ecosystem
c) how the salty the water is
d) acidity of the water

20. The amount of dissolved oxygen in the water is important because:
a) it provides food
b) animals in the water depend on it for respiration
c) it makes the water warmer
d) all of the above

21. Dissolved oxygen is a measure of:
a) the speed that oxygen dissolves in
water
b) the number oxygen bubbles in
water sample
c) the amount of oxygen dissolved in
water
d) carbon dioxide levels

22. What is this a picture of?




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