How Much Do You Know About The Gulf Of Mexico?

You May Have Vacationed There, But How Well Do You Know It?
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Question 1/12

noaa.gov
What is the deepest point of the Gulf?
Sigsbee Deep
Higgins Trench
Marianna Trench
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Question 2/12

raydevlinphotography.com
The first European exploration of the Gulf was conducted by whom?
Hernando De Soto
Amerigo Vespucci
Henry Hudson
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Question 3/12

flipkey.com
The southeastern portion of the Gulf is bordered by what country?
Brazil
Aruba
Cuba
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Question 4/12

picsauditing.com
What is the total area of the Gulf?
600,000 square miles
150,000 square miles
1,450,000 square miles
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Question 5/12

ddmcdn.com
A major oil spill occurred when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank into the Gulf in what year?
2005
2000
2010
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Question 6/12

seascapedestin.com
Which Florida city--located on the Gulf--has become a major spring break destination?
Panama City Beach
Daytona
Apalachicola
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Question 7/12

pinimg.com
What is the name for the warm current in the Gulf that flows north into the Atlantic?
Atlantic Stream
Gulf Stream
Florida Stream
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Question 8/12

wixstatic.com
What was the first European settlement along the Gulf of Mexico?
Destin, Florida
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Pensacola, Florida
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Question 9/12

allw.mn
What is the largest river that flows into the Gulf?
Mississippi
Amazon
Colorado
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Question 10/12

photoshelter.com
The Gulf's annual tourism industry is estimated to earn how much?
$100 billion
$35 billion
$2 billion
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Question 11/12

apalachicolabay.org
Approximately what percent of the nation's oil production is derived from the Gulf?
5%
30%
50%
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Question 12/12

staticflickr.com
Much of the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in what year?
2001
2005
2007
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Your knowledge of the Gulf of Mexico is pretty slim. You should get out an explore the Gulf....it's beautiful!

C+, Sunken In The Gulf

stateofthenation2012.com
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You missed a few, but your knowledge of the Gulf is pretty impressive. Still, there's more to learn, so grab a few books and read about this beautiful body of water!

B+, Dog-Paddling

cloudfront.net
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You are a true scholar of saltwater. To know any more about the Gulf, you'd have to have gills and fins.

A+, Gulf Guru

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1
What is the deepest point of the Gulf?
Sigsbee Deep
Higgins Trench
Marianna Trench
2
The first European exploration of the Gulf was conducted by whom?
Hernando De Soto
Amerigo Vespucci
Henry Hudson
3
The southeastern portion of the Gulf is bordered by what country?
Brazil
Aruba
Cuba
4
What is the total area of the Gulf?
600,000 square miles
150,000 square miles
1,450,000 square miles
5
A major oil spill occurred when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank into the Gulf in what year?
2005
2000
2010
6
Which Florida city--located on the Gulf--has become a major spring break destination?
Panama City Beach
Daytona
Apalachicola
7
What is the name for the warm current in the Gulf that flows north into the Atlantic?
Atlantic Stream
Gulf Stream
Florida Stream
8
What was the first European settlement along the Gulf of Mexico?
Destin, Florida
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Pensacola, Florida
9
What is the largest river that flows into the Gulf?
Mississippi
Amazon
Colorado
10
The Gulf's annual tourism industry is estimated to earn how much?
$100 billion
$35 billion
$2 billion
11
Approximately what percent of the nation's oil production is derived from the Gulf?
5%
30%
50%
12
Much of the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in what year?
2001
2005
2007