My first quiz – Rockpool facts

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Rock-pool facts

My first quiz

Limpets need to lubricate rocks in order to glide over them

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How does a limpet find its way back to its home on a particular rock?

You have to look closely. A magnifying glass is useful when rock-pooling

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What is the difference between a shrimp and a prawn?

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What kind of animal is a Star ascidian?

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The Brown Crab (Cancer pagurus) is also known as the Edible Crab. What other crabs are caught commercially in UK waters?

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What rockpool resident gave the Romans their purple dye?

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You find a hermit crab with a much larger left claw. This is most likely which species?

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How does a Clingfish hold on to a rock?

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Which of these statements about Pipefish IS NOT TRUE?

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Which of these cannot be found in a UK rockpool?

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Anemones, jellyfish and corals all belong to the same phylum, Cnidaria. Where does this group gets its name?

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Rock pool quiz

I love reading and watching videos about rock-pools. There is always something new and interesting to discover. Rather than just repeat these facts I thought it would be more fun to create some quizzes based around the knowledge. Dad found a WordPress Plugin (Quiz Maker from https://ays-pro.com/) that does the clever stuff.

my first quiz with quiz maker plugin

Since this is my first quiz I am really only trying to get used to the software. I will not be testing all of the question styles here – but please do leave feedback to say whether the questions were interesting, and if you enjoyed taking it. Please do share on social media.

rock pool heather buttivant

This quiz is based on things I have learnt from Heather Buttivant’s book Rock Pool. I will be doing a book review on that soon. It will help to have read the book – but is not essential. Heather has her own blog Cornish rockpools.

Strangely, the best bit of creating a quiz is thinking up wrong answers. I hope these are not too easy to spot.

2 thoughts on “My first quiz – Rockpool facts

  1. Hi David, I just came across this quiz and it’s brilliant, as is your whole website. I’ve just shared this on my Cornish Rock Pools Facebook and I have recommended your site to my followers. It’s wonderful to know that you’ve enjoyed my book and I hope you carry on with your fabulous website and with your passion for marine wildlife. Best wishes, Heather

    1. Hello Heather, thank you so much for commenting and recommending my site. I can see people having a go already. I really enjoyed your book and I hope I got my facts right from it. Happy rock-pooling, David

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