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Nature Trivia

Surf's Up!

Oceans cover about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, but how much do you really know about them? Test your knowledge below

 

  1. How many oceans are there on Earth?

    1

    1 | Incorrect

    2

    2 | Incorrect

    3

    3 | Incorrect

    4

    4 | Correct

  2. Which ocean is the largest?

    Pacific

    Pacific | Correct

    Indian

    Indian | Incorrect

    Atlantic

    Atlantic | Incorrect

    Arctic

    Arctic | Incorrect

  3. What percentage of Earth’s water is found in the oceans?

    73

    73 | Incorrect

    86

    86 | Incorrect

    90

    90 | Incorrect

    96

    96 | Correct

  4. But nobody goes to the beach just to play in the water. I want to build a sand castle! When you visit the beach, what kinds of animals might you see?

    Birds

    Birds | Incorrect

    Crabs

    Crabs | Incorrect

    Turtles

    Turtles | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct

  5. When you do jump into the water, you will be joining all kinds of animals, from tiny plankton all the way up to fish the size of a bus. What is the world’s largest fish?

    Whale Sharks

    Whale Sharks | Correct

    Great White Shark

    Great White Shark | Incorrect

    Seahorse

    Seahorse | Incorrect

    Barracuda

    Barracuda | Incorrect

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