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New Jersey Pine Barrens Quiz

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1. The Pinelands National Reserve consists of 1.1 million acres in southern New Jersey and represents what percentage of the State's total land area?
A. 22%
B. 2%
C. 50%
D. 25%

2. The Kirkwood - Cohansey aquifer is an underground water source for more than 500,000 people in NJ. How much water does it contain?
A. Enough drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people
B. 17 trillion gallons
C. Enough to cover the entire State of New Jersey with ten feet of water
D. All of the above


3. The Pinelands contains over 12,000 acres of a unique grouping of mature pine and oak forest where the trees are less than 11 feet tall. What is this area called?
A. dense forest
B. plains/pygmy forest
C. lowlands
D. cedar swamps

4. The cultivated blueberry was first developed at Whitesbog Village by whom?
A. James Fenwick
B. The English who seized New Jersey back in 1664
C. Elizabeth White and Dr. Fredrick Coville
D. Joseph Wharton

5. The Pinelands has been shaped by what naturally occurring destruction of the forest?
A. Tree cutting
B. Unwise development
C.Fire
D.Wetlands loss

6. What kind of habitat is the home for many of the region's rare plants like swamp pink?
A. Oak-pine forest
B. Wetlands
C. Uplands
D. Pine-oak forest

7. True or False. The Pine Barrens tree frog is on the threatened and endangered species list in New Jersey.

8. Many people come to the Pinelands for recreation. What are some of the recreational activities that one might enjoy?
A. Snow skiing down the mountainous trails
B. Exploring old abandoned towns, hiking, canoeing and photography
C. Rock climbing
D. White water rafting

10. What is responsible for the dark tea color of Pinelands streams?
A. Pollution in the atmosphere
B. Factories located at the headwaters
C. Decomposing plant material, cedar roots and iron in the soil
D. The dark sand on the bottom of the streams

11. Which characteristic of the Pine Barrens ecosystem makes it a unique natural area?
A. sandy dry soil
B. acidic water
C. prone to fire
D. all of the above

12. Wetlands make up what percentage of the Pine Barrens landscape?
A. 1/2
B. 1/4
C. 2/3
D. 1/8

13. True or False. The Pitcher plant is a carnivorous or insect eating plant.

14. True or False.  Batsto Village used iron ore to produce cannon balls and shot.

15. In cranberry and blueberry production, New Jersey ranks_________.
A. 3rd and 2nd
B. 1st and 4th
C. 2nd and 4th
D. a and b

16. Whitesbog Village is a historic company town known for what industry?
A. blueberry farming
B. glass works
C. cranberry farming
D. a and c

 
     
 
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