The Great Barrier Reef Questions & Answers

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The Great Barrier Reef Questions & Answers

Question 1: Which places did Medha and her parents plan to visit in Australia?

Answer: Medha and her parents planned to visit Sydney, Brisbane and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Question 2: What is the reef structure composed of and built by?

Answer: The reef structure is composed of billions of tiny organisms called coral polyps and is built by living organisms.

Question 3: How many species of birds visit the reef or roost on the islands?

Answer: 215 species of birds visit the reef or roost on the islands.

Question 4: Choose the correct option.

1. Medha and her family were going to

(a) Asia.
(b) America.
(c) Europe.
(d) Australia.

2. The Great Barrier Reef was selected as a World Heritage Site in

(a) 1980.
(b) 1981.
(c) 1990.
(d) 1991.

Question 5: Fill in the blanks with suitable words.

1. Medha and her family were going on a tour from Delhi.
2. Barrier Reef is made up of over 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands.
3. The reef stretches for over 2300 kilometres.
4. About 30 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises live in the reef.
5. Climate change, water pollution results in coral bleaching.
6. CNN labelled the reef as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Question 6: What is the area of the Great Barrier Reef? Where is it located in Australia?

Answer: The Great Barrier Reef covers an area of 3,44,00 square kilometres. It is located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland in Australia.

Question 7: How many species of fishes and sea snakes are found in the reef?

Answer: Around 1500 species of fishes and 17 species of snakes found in the reef.

Question 8: What do you know about the plant species and the corals that live in the reef?

Answer: There are 2195 species of plants and 400 corals, both of the hard and soft variety in the reef.

Question 9: Mention any two major causes of threat to the reef.

Answer: Climate change and pollution are two of the biggest threats to the reef.

Question 10: Read the line and answer the questions:

“It is rich with a wide variety of life.”

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: Sudesh said these words to Medha.

(b) What is meant by ‘it’?

Answer: ‘It’ refers to The Great Coral Reef.

(c) Why was ‘it’ being discussed?

Answer: It was being discussed because Medha and her parents were going to see it shortly.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.

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