[Answer] Microsoft Rewards Bing Supersonic Quiz: May 14, 2024

Question 1: What are coral reefs primarily made of?

  • Quartz
  • Sodium chloride
  • Calcium carbonate

Correct Answer: Calcium carbonate

Fact: Calcium carbonate is a compound that occurs naturally in different sources such as rocks, shells, and pearls. It has various applications in construction, manufacturing, agriculture, and as a dietary supplement. It is important to handle it with care to prevent respiratory irritation caused by dust.

Question 2: What type of coral reef is found closest to the shore?

  • Barrier
  • Atoll
  • Fringing

Correct Answer: Fringing

Fact: Fringing coral reefs are the most common type of coral reef, forming directly along the coastline of islands and continents. These reefs grow near the shore and are frequently separated by a shallow lagoon. They offer crucial habitats for marine life and serve as natural defenses against coastal erosion.

Question 3: Which two types of coral reefs are predominant in the Caribbean?

  • Atolls and barriers
  • Banks and patches
  • Fringing and barrier

Correct Answer: Fringing and barrier

Fact: In the Caribbean, there are primarily two types of coral reefs - fringing reefs and barrier reefs. Fringing reefs are found near the shorelines, while barrier reefs are located further away from the shore and are separated from land by a lagoon. These reefs are important habitats for marine life and also play a crucial role in protecting coastlines from erosion.

The above questions are from the “Microsoft Rewards Bing Supersonic Quiz” for 5-14-2024. Let us know in the comments if you find the wrong answer to any question!!!

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Question 4: In which state is Carlsbad Caverns National Park, seen in today’s image?

  • New Mexico
  • Arizona
  • California

Correct Answer: New Mexico

Fact: Situated in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico, the park is renowned for its more than 119 caves formed over millions of years. It features geological formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and draperies. New Mexico is one of the most geographically diverse states in the country, with its landscape made up of grasslands, mountains, mesas, timberlands, and deserts.

Question 5: What is the main type of rock found in the caves of Carlsbad Caverns?

  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Limestone

Correct Answer: Limestone

Fact: Most limestone caves are formed by weak carbonic acid found in surface water that filters through cracks in limestone rock. Those caves often have streams, rivers, and waterfalls inside. But there are no streams in the caves of the Guadalupe Mountains. Instead, scientists believe sulfuric acid, a result of oil deposits mixing with microbes and oxygen in an underground water table, created an 'acid bath' that formed the caves.

Question 6: What is the name of North America’s largest underground chamber?

  • Big Room
  • Giant Cave
  • Big Hole

Correct Answer: Big Room

Fact: The Big Room, located within Carlsbad Caverns, measures about 4,000 feet in length, 625 feet in width, and 255 feet in height. Visitors can access the Big Room via a series of well-lit pathways and observation points, allowing for an immersive experience amidst the wonders of nature.

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