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Wetlands

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Wetlands game quiz
"Native American Indians called them 'between-lands', because they are not really land and they are not really water....try this quizzie about wetlands !"

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1. What is the wetland ecosystem that is highly acidic and has an accumulation of decomposed plants known as peat?
    bog
    mangrove
    estuary
    watershed


2. Which wetland is characterized by trees and shrubs?
    sandy beach
    prairie pothole
    peatland
    swamp


3. What is the community of plants living in salty soil that is flooded and exposed by alternating tides found along the shores of oceans, bays and rivers?
    riparian forest
    freshwater marsh
    salt marsh
    mangrove


4. Which wetland is found in the grasslands of central North America?
    soggy wheatfield
    prairie pothole
    vernal pools
    silty sedgeland


5. What is the broadened bottom of a tree trunk that helps to stabilize a tree growing in wet soil or water called?
    buttress
    rhizome
    knee
    bench


6. What is a partly enclosed bay where salty ocean water is mixed with freshwater?
    estuary
    buffer zone
    lake
    marsh


7. Soft stemmed plants that grow above the water level are called what?
    detritus
    water table plants
    submergents
    emergents


8. What is the mineral wetland soil that is or was always wet, resulting in soil colors of gray, greenish gray, or bluish gray?
    gleyed soil
    anoxic soil
    organic soil
    top soil


9. What is a part of the root of a wetlands tree which emerges from the water in which the tree is growing?
    bench
    buttress
    knee
    rhizome


10. Rainwater that flows over the land and into streams and lakes, often picking up soil particles along the way, is called what?
    groundwater
    migratory silt
    sediment carrier
    runoff


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Compiled May 18 13