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Quiz 9: Places of the Edwards Aquifer Level 1

This quiz will test your knowledge of how well you know your Edwards Aquifer springs. These are some of the most historic and important places in North America.

1.

The largest spring here is called the "Blue Hole".

a) San Pedro Springs
b) Comal Springs
c) San Antonio Springs
d) San Marcos Springs
2.

This Edwards spring was once the third largest in Texas and is now under 150 feet of water at Lake Amistad:

a) Goodenough Spring
b) Notallthatbad Spring
c) Betterthannothing Spring
d) Iveseenbetter Spring
3.

They go dry when the elevation at the J-17 well reaches about 618 feet.

a) San Pedro Springs
b) Comal Springs
c) San Antonio Springs
d) San Marcos Springs
4.

From 1949 to the 1990s, San Marcos Springs were the site of Texas' favorite theme park. They were known by this name, which derived from a concatenation of 'aqua', referring to water, and 'arena', referring to a submersible theatre where frolicking mermaids put on underwater shows:

a) Aquarena Springs
b) Reno Nevada Springs
c) Mermaid Springs
d) San Antonio Springs
5.

This area in San Antonio was known as the Head of the River, and it was an important prehistoric crossroads for hunting and gathering tribes.

a) San Antonio Springs
b) San Pedro Springs
c) Comal Springs
d) Aquarena Springs
6.

These springs are the ninth largest in Texas and are located on the grounds of Fort Clark in Brackettville. Spanish explorers began to camp at the Springs in the 16th century and gave them their name, which means "The Mulberries".

a) Alamo Springs
b) Dripping Springs
c) San Pedro Springs
d) Las Moras Springs
7.

The largest springs in Texas and home of the endangered fountain darter:

a) San Marcos Springs
b) Comal Springs
c) San Antonio Springs
d) San Pedro Springs
8.

In the past, they were harnessed for many commercial purposes and dynamited to increase their output.

a) San Pedro Springs
b) San Antonio Springs
c) Comal Springs
d) San Marcos Springs
9.

A number of important old roads, including the Camino Real, radiated from this place.

a) Comal Springs
b) San Pedro Springs
c) San Antonio Springs
d) San Marcos Springs
10.

Location of the Block House, which archaeologists think may be the oldest structure in Texas.

a) Comal Springs
b) San Antonio Springs
c) San Marcos Springs
d) San Pedro Springs