Weekend Ocean Quiz!

You need to know these words 
before your next trip to the beach!!! 
See how good you can do - you 
are allowed to use the help of up 
to five friends (unlimited if they 
attend UNC) to obtain the answers!

1. atoll (n.) - A: coral reef encircling a lagoon. B: steep
cliff. C: sound of a ship's bell. D: fishing net.

2. tack (v.) - A: to harvest. B: alter direction. C: drift.
D: lose speed.

3. corolla (n.) - A: reddish coral. B: undersea cave.
C: tidal wave. D: flower petals.

4. littoral (adj.) - relating to A: a fish's diet.
B: breathing apparatus. C: ship cargo. D: the seashore.

5. gestate (v.) - A: to grow. B: carry during pregnancy.
C: approach. D: swim in formation.

6. estuary (n.) - A: where ocean meets river. B: deep-sea
predator. C: ocean bed. D: lighthouse.

7. floe (n.) - A: unit of tidal measure. B: type of whale.
C: floating ice sheet. D: air-tank mouthpiece.

8. pelagic (adj.) - relating to A: ancient sea creatures.
B: big waves. C: the open sea. D: seaweed.

9. scuttle (v.) - A: to float. B: sink. C: cut precisely.

D: dive.

10. frond (n.) - A: microscopic ocean plant. B: large tidal
pool. C: endangered shellfish. D: large leaf.

11. halyard (n.) - A: rope that raises sail. B: ship's
kitchen. C: anchor chain. D: veteran sailor.

12. mutate (v.) - A: to relocate. B: turn suddenly.
C: change. D: eat indiscriminately.

13. piscatory (adj.) - relating to A: plant life. B: fish or
fishing. C: scuba gear. D: beach sand.

14. regenerate (v.) - A: to add new traits. B: use twice.
C: produce anew. D: eat one's own young.

15. osmosis (n.) - A: prehistoric fish. B: how coral
reproduces. C: movement of water molecules. D: steady loss
of appetite.

16. kelp (n.) - A: tiniest shark. B: dolphin sound. C: knot
used by sailors. D: type of seaweed.

*Answers are located in "comments"
for your convenience & felicity but
no machination or peeking allowed.


Professor Howdy said...

Ocean Quiz Answers

Here are the answers:

1. atoll - A: Coral island consisting of a reef surrounding
a lagoon. Who wouldn't love to chuck it all and escape to an
atoll in the Pacific?

2. tack - B: Alter direction when sailing. If you see clouds
on the horizon, it's time to tack toward shore - in a

3. corolla - D: Flower petals; inner whorl of floral leaves.
The corolla of each sea-grass flower was visible from the
surface through the crystal-clear water.

4. littoral - D: Relating to - or growing on or near - a
shore, especially of the sea. What kind of strategies can we
come up with to stop the further erosion of our littoral

5. gestate - B: Carry in the uterus during pregnancy. Whales
gestate for up to two years before giving birth.

6. estuary - A: A water passage where the tide meets a river
current. A Pacific salmon must pass through a coastal estuary
before making its way upriver to spawn.

7. floe - C: Floating ice formed in a large sheet on the
surface of a body of water. During harsh winters, the ice
floes drifting south on the Hudson River can be immense.

8. pelagic - C: Of, relating to, or living or occurring in
the open sea. The pelican is among the best-known pelagic

9. scuttle - B: Sink or wreck, especially by making holes.
They decided to scuttle the old ship to create an artifi-
cial reef.

10. frond - D: Large leaf, usually on a palm or fern. On
days when the heat gets unbearable, I like to fan myself
with a palm frond.

11. halyard - A: Rope used to hoist a sail. The captain
ordered me to pull hard on the halyard as we prepared to
leave the harbor for the open sea.

12. mutate - C: Change. Pollution can cause harmless plants
to mutate into toxic killers.

13. piscatory - B: Relating to fish or fishing. That seafood
chowder Frank whipped up last night was a piscatory delight.

14. regenerate - C: Produce anew. Some experts believe our
ocean fishing stocks are becoming too depleted to regenerate.

15. osmosis - C: Movement of water molecules, via a membrane,
from an area of low-salt concentration to one of high-salt
concentration. While it may sound like a harmless process,
osmosis can actually kill a freshwater fish placed in salt

16. kelp - D: Large brown seaweed found in cold waters. I'm
used to having kelp tangled around my legs when I'm swimming,
not having it served to me in a salad.

Professor Howdy said...

Looking Ahead to College
Maggie S. Hogan

The "Great College Search" does not have to be the high stress process of which we often hear. We, like thousands of home-schooling families across the country, survived this rite of passage and you can, too. Although we made a few mistakes along the way, our oldest son was accepted into his first choice: a highly competitive Christian college. We’re now beginning the journey again with our youngest son, Tyler.

Number One Tip

Before we go any further, I want to give you one huge tip: Get Organized! Disorganization was my downfall and explains why we missed an important scholarship deadline to JB’s second choice school! My dear friend Celeste, the Queen Bee of Organization, made a wise decision while navigating the college search two years ago with her oldest child, Rebekah. Celeste kept a Master College Notebook from the very earliest days of their searching.
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Knowing that she had to be Rebekah’s guidance counselor, Celeste made smart decisions:

1. She kept a calendar in her notebook and noted every single deadline as she learned about them.

2. She searched locally, as well as far and wide on the Internet, for possible college scholarship opportunities. When she found one that Rebekah would be eligible to apply for, she filed it in her notebook and marked the pertinent dates on her calendar.

3. Most of the scholarships and all of the colleges required essays. Celeste assigned these essays as part of Rebekah’s senior English Course.

4. Celeste kept track of important correspondence from each college and kept good notes of all phone conversations and even personal visits. She then put reminders on her calendar of any follow-ups needed based on her notes.

I could go on but you see what I mean. All of their hard work paid off - Rebekah won enough small and medium sized scholarships to fully her fund her four years at an in-state university. It took much time on both of their parts to do this but Rebekah will leave college debt-free. You’d better believe I’ll be keeping a notebook this time around!

Begin Early

There are good reasons for researching colleges early, at least by 11th grade, if not 10th.

1. By having some idea of which colleges your student might attend, you can better choose the appropriate high school courses.

2. The extra time will allow you to more thoroughly research scholarship and financial aid options.

3. The extra time will allow your student to visit or correspond with schools, ask more questions, and then do a great job filling out those long applications and essay writing.

4. Your student will have more time to prepare for, and more opportunities to take the SAT or ACT for college admission and scholarship consideration.

There are still those who may say that your home-schooled high school student will never get into a good college. Listen carefully: this is simply not true! Home schoolers have been accepted to and excelled in colleges across the nation, including prestigious and Ivy League schools. Home schoolers are even being recruited by colleges who have seen how well these independent, well-educated young people do on college campuses. You CAN provide your student with a high quality education, tailor-made for his or her gifts, interests, and abilities.

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