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Multiple Choice About Biomes - Quiz

A biome is a community of plants and animals with common characteristics for the environment from which they exist in and these environments can be terrestrial, cold and windy or polar. This animals or plants have developed adaptive mechanisms to enable them survive the conditions. Take the multiple choices about biomes will help you understand this.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a biome?

    • A.

      Both terrestrial and aquatic

    • B.

      Disregards species composition

    • C.

      Is a division of terrestrial environment distinguished by the predominant plant growth form and associated with climate

    • D.

      A and C

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    A biome refers to both terrestrial and aquatic environments and disregards species composition. It is a division of the terrestrial environment that is distinguished by the predominant plant growth form and is associated with climate. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" because all the statements mentioned in options A and C are true about biomes.

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  • 2. 

    Solar radiation

    • A.

      Decreases temperature

    • B.

      More solar radiation strikes polar latitudes than equator making the polars warmer

    • C.

      More solar radiation strikes equator than polar latitudes making the equator warmer

    Correct Answer
    C. More solar radiation strikes equator than polar latitudes making the equator warmer
    Explanation
    The answer explains that more solar radiation strikes the equator than polar latitudes, resulting in the equator being warmer. This is because the equator receives direct sunlight throughout the year, while the polar latitudes receive sunlight at an angle, causing it to be spread out and less intense. Therefore, the equator experiences higher temperatures due to the greater amount of solar radiation it receives.

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  • 3. 

    Cell nearest equator

    • A.

      Hadley Cell

    • B.

      Polar Cell

    • C.

      Ferrell Cell

    Correct Answer
    A. Hadley Cell
    Explanation
    The Hadley Cell is the correct answer because it is the cell in the Earth's atmosphere that is closest to the equator. It is responsible for the trade winds and is characterized by warm air rising near the equator, moving towards the poles, and then descending in the subtropics. This circulation pattern plays a crucial role in the global climate system and influences weather patterns in tropical regions.

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  • 4. 

    Who made a model of general atomospheric circulation which was based on one large convection cell in each hemisphere? (last name only)

    Correct Answer
    Hadley
    hadley
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hadley". In the context of atmospheric circulation, Hadley refers to George Hadley, an English physicist and meteorologist who proposed the concept of the Hadley cell. The Hadley cell is a large-scale atmospheric circulation pattern that dominates the tropics and is characterized by rising air near the equator, poleward flow at high altitudes, sinking air in the subtropics, and equatorward flow near the surface. Hadley's model suggested the existence of one large convection cell in each hemisphere, which is still a fundamental concept in understanding global atmospheric circulation.

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  • 5. 

    Cell in the hemisphere located where warm air rises near equator and forms towers of cumulous clouds that provide much rain

    • A.

      Polar Cell

    • B.

      Hadley Cell

    • C.

      Ferrell Cell

    Correct Answer
    B. Hadley Cell
    Explanation
    The Hadley Cell is the correct answer because it is responsible for the circulation of air in the tropics. Warm air rises near the equator, creating a low-pressure zone. This rising air forms towers of cumulus clouds, which result in heavy rainfall. As the air reaches higher altitudes, it cools and moves towards the poles, creating a high-pressure zone. This circulation pattern is known as the Hadley Cell and plays a crucial role in the global climate system.

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  • 6. 

    Cell in hemisphere where the general atmospheric circulation lies between 30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude

    • A.

      Hadley Cell

    • B.

      Polar Cell

    • C.

      Ferrell Cell

    Correct Answer
    C. Ferrell Cell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Ferrell Cell. The Ferrell Cell is a cell in the atmosphere that lies between 30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres. It is located between the Hadley Cell, which is closer to the equator, and the Polar Cell, which is closer to the poles. The Ferrell Cell is responsible for the movement of air and weather patterns in these latitudes, including the formation of mid-latitude cyclones.

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  • 7. 

    Cell in hemisphere that is located where there is desert like conditions

    • A.

      Polar Cell

    • B.

      Hadley Cell

    • C.

      Ferrell Cell

    Correct Answer
    A. Polar Cell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Polar Cell because polar cells are atmospheric circulation patterns that occur near the poles. These cells are characterized by cold air sinking at the poles and moving towards lower latitudes, creating high-pressure systems. In these regions, desert-like conditions often prevail due to the lack of moisture and low temperatures. Therefore, the cell located in areas with desert-like conditions is the Polar Cell.

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  • 8. 

    Because the earth rotates, the surface flow is deflected toward the east is called the Coriollis Effect.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Coriollis Effect is when the surface flow is deflected toward the west

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  • 9. 

    Temperate Deciduous Forest and grasslands along with Tropical Deciduous rain forests are located in which hemisphere cell?

    • A.

      Ferrell Cell

    • B.

      Polar Cell

    • C.

      Hadley Cell

    Correct Answer
    A. Ferrell Cell
    Explanation
    The Ferrell Cell is a global atmospheric circulation cell located between the Hadley Cell and the Polar Cell. It is responsible for the movement of air from the mid-latitudes towards the poles. The Temperate Deciduous Forests and grasslands, as well as the Tropical Deciduous Rainforests, are predominantly found in the mid-latitudes, making them located within the Ferrell Cell.

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  • 10. 

    Cold, dry air falls near which hemisphere cell

    • A.

      Polar Cell

    • B.

      Hadley Cell

    • C.

      Ferrell Cell

    Correct Answer
    A. Polar Cell
    Explanation
    In the polar cell, cold, dry air falls near the poles. This occurs because the polar cell is characterized by the sinking of air at the poles, which creates high pressure and causes the air to descend. As the air descends, it becomes compressed and warms up, resulting in a decrease in humidity and the formation of cold, dry air. Therefore, the correct answer is Polar Cell.

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  • 11. 

    Plants that grow on other plants are called epiphytes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Epiphytes are plants that grow on other plants, typically using them as support structures but not deriving nutrients from them. They obtain nutrients from the air, rain, and debris that accumulates around them. Examples of epiphytes include orchids, bromeliads, and ferns. This statement accurately defines epiphytes as plants that grow on other plants, making the answer "True" correct.

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  • 12. 

    Biome that recieves more than 200cm of precipitation/year

    Correct Answer
    Tropical Rainforest
    tropical rainforest
    Explanation
    A biome that receives more than 200cm of precipitation per year is known as a tropical rainforest. These rainforests are located in regions near the equator and are characterized by high levels of rainfall throughout the year. The abundant precipitation supports a diverse range of plant and animal life, creating a lush and dense ecosystem. The term "tropical rainforest" refers to the specific type of biome, while "tropical rainforest" is a more general term used to describe the same biome.

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  • 13. 

    Which is the most diverse biome?

    • A.

      Temperate Rainforest

    • B.

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C.

      Temperate grassland

    • D.

      Desert

    Correct Answer
    B. Tropical Rainforest
    Explanation
    Tropical rainforests are considered the most diverse biome due to their high levels of biodiversity. These forests are home to a wide variety of plant and animal species, many of which are endemic and found nowhere else on Earth. The warm and wet climate of tropical rainforests provides ideal conditions for the growth and survival of a diverse range of organisms. The dense vegetation and complex ecosystem of these forests create numerous niches and habitats, allowing for a multitude of species to coexist and thrive.

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  • 14. 

    Most vegetation in this biome contains shallow roots or tap roots.

    • A.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • B.

      Tropical Savanna

    • C.

      Desert

    • D.

      Tropical Rainforest

    Correct Answer
    D. Tropical Rainforest
    Explanation
    Tropical rainforests have a dense and diverse vegetation with tall trees, shrubs, and a variety of plant species. The high rainfall and warm climate in these regions provide ideal conditions for plant growth. The soil in tropical rainforests is often nutrient-poor and shallow, which is why most vegetation in this biome has shallow roots or tap roots. These types of roots help plants access nutrients and water from the upper layers of the soil.

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  • 15. 

    Taiga

    • A.

      Dry and cold

    • B.

      Dry and hot

    • C.

      Wet and cold

    • D.

      Permafrost

    Correct Answer
    A. Dry and cold
    Explanation
    Taiga refers to the biome characterized by coniferous forests that are found in cold regions with low precipitation. The word "taiga" itself is derived from a Russian word meaning "forest." The climate in the taiga is typically dry, with low rainfall and humidity, and cold temperatures, especially during winter. This combination of dryness and coldness is what distinguishes the taiga biome from other forested areas. The vegetation in the taiga has adapted to these conditions, with coniferous trees being dominant due to their ability to withstand the cold and conserve water.

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  • 16. 

    Contains lichens, some grass and mosses, small shrubs, and no trees

    • A.

      Tropical savanna

    • B.

      Temperate grassland

    • C.

      Desert

    • D.

      Tundra

    Correct Answer
    D. Tundra
    Explanation
    The given description of the ecosystem contains lichens, some grass and mosses, small shrubs, and no trees. This combination of vegetation is characteristic of the tundra biome. The tundra is a cold and treeless biome found in the Arctic and alpine regions, where the harsh climate and permafrost limit the growth of trees. Lichens, grasses, mosses, and small shrubs are adapted to survive in the extreme cold and short growing season of the tundra. Therefore, the correct answer is tundra.

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  • 17. 

    Biome with the richest soil?

    • A.

      Temperate Grassland

    • B.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • C.

      Tropical Rainforest

    • D.

      Temperate Rainforest

    Correct Answer
    A. Temperate Grassland
    Explanation
    Temperate grasslands have the richest soil among the given biomes. This is because temperate grasslands are characterized by deep, fertile soils that are rich in organic matter. The grasses that dominate these biomes have extensive root systems that help to stabilize the soil and promote nutrient cycling. Additionally, the frequent fires that occur in temperate grasslands help to replenish nutrients in the soil. As a result, temperate grasslands are highly productive and support a wide range of plant and animal life.

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  • 18. 

    Temperate Coniferous Forest

    • A.

      Savanna

    • B.

      Taiga

    • C.

      Tundra

    • D.

      Prairie

    Correct Answer
    B. Taiga
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Taiga because it is a biome characterized by cold temperatures and dominated by coniferous forests. The taiga biome is found in the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. It has long, cold winters and short, cool summers. The dominant vegetation in the taiga consists of evergreen trees such as spruce, pine, and fir. This biome is also known as the boreal forest and is home to a variety of wildlife, including bears, wolves, and moose.

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  • 19. 

    Prairie

    • A.

      Taiga

    • B.

      Tundra

    • C.

      Temperate Grassland

    • D.

      Desert

    Correct Answer
    C. Temperate Grassland
  • 20. 

    Leaves fall off tress and nourish soil

    • A.

      Tropical Savanna

    • B.

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • D.

      Tropical Decidous Forest

    Correct Answer
    C. Temperate Deciduous Forest
    Explanation
    Temperate deciduous forests are characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall. As the leaves fall to the ground, they decompose and provide nutrients to the soil. This process is known as leaf litter, and it helps to nourish the soil, promoting the growth of new plants and supporting the forest ecosystem. This is why leaves falling off trees in temperate deciduous forests contribute to soil nourishment.

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  • 21. 

    Contains grazing herbaivors

    • A.

      Prairie

    • B.

      Savanna

    • C.

      Taiga

    • D.

      Desert

    Correct Answer
    A. Prairie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Prairie because prairies are grasslands that contain grazing herbivores. These herbivores, such as bison and deer, feed on the grasses that dominate the prairie landscape. Prairies are characterized by their flat terrain and abundant grasses, making them ideal habitats for grazing animals. Other options like savannas, taigas, and deserts may have different vegetation and animal species, but prairies specifically have grazing herbivores.

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  • 22. 

    Tropical Savanna

    • A.

      Contains drought resistant grasses but no trees due to little water

    • B.

      Has epiphytes

    • C.

      Below freezing in the winter

    • D.

      Poor soil because fallen leaves decompose quickly thus taking away much nutrients

    Correct Answer
    A. Contains drought resistant grasses but no trees due to little water
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Tropical Savanna contains drought resistant grasses but no trees due to little water. This is because the climate in the savanna is characterized by a long dry season and a short wet season. The lack of rainfall during the dry season makes it difficult for trees to survive, as they require more water than the drought resistant grasses. Therefore, the savanna is dominated by grasses rather than trees.

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  • 23. 

    Temperate Deciduous Forest temperature is

    • A.

      Almost freezing in winter but has hot summers

    • B.

      Has cool rainy summers and winters

    • C.

      Below freezing in the winter but has warm summers

    • D.

      Has cool rainy summers and moderate winters

    Correct Answer
    C. Below freezing in the winter but has warm summers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "below freezing in the winter but has warm summers". This is because temperate deciduous forests experience cold temperatures in the winter, often dropping below freezing, which allows for the trees to shed their leaves. However, during the summer season, the temperatures rise and become warm, creating a favorable environment for growth and reproduction of plants and animals in the forest.

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  • 24. 

    Biome with hot summer and hot winter

    • A.

      Tropical Savanna

    • B.

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C.

      Hot Desert

    • D.

      Temperate Grassland

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "All of the above" is that all the biomes listed (Tropical Savanna, Tropical Rainforest, Hot Desert, and Temperate Grassland) can have hot summers and hot winters. These biomes are characterized by high temperatures throughout the year, with both the summer and winter seasons experiencing hot weather. Therefore, all of these options fit the description of a biome with hot summers and hot winters.

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  • 25. 

    Ground is locked in ice

    • A.

      Cold Desert

    • B.

      Tundra

    • C.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • D.

      Taiga

    Correct Answer
    B. Tundra
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tundra because it is a type of biome characterized by extremely cold temperatures and a short growing season. The ground in the tundra is often permanently frozen, known as permafrost, which locks the soil in ice. This creates challenging conditions for plant and animal life, resulting in a unique ecosystem adapted to survive in these harsh conditions.

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  • 26. 

    Has cool, rainy summers and winters

    • A.

      Temperate Rainforest

    • B.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • C.

      Temperate Grassland

    Correct Answer
    A. Temperate Rainforest
    Explanation
    The given description of "cool, rainy summers and winters" aligns with the characteristics of a temperate rainforest. Temperate rainforests are characterized by moderate temperatures, high levels of rainfall throughout the year, and lush vegetation. These forests are typically found in regions with mild climates and abundant moisture, supporting a diverse range of plant and animal species. Therefore, the answer "Temperate Rainforest" is the most suitable option based on the given description.

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  • 27. 

    Tropical Savanna

    • A.

      Wet season is shorter than dry season

    • B.

      Located in Southern Hemisphere

    • C.

      Located in Northern Hemisphere

    • D.

      All of the Above

    • E.

      A and B

    Correct Answer
    E. A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A and B" because the Tropical Savanna biome experiences a shorter wet season compared to the dry season, and it can be found in both the Southern Hemisphere and the Northern Hemisphere.

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  • 28. 

    Biome located only in the Northern Hemisphere

    • A.

      Tropical Savanna

    • B.

      Taiga

    • C.

      Tundra

    • D.

      Cold Desert

    Correct Answer
    C. Tundra
    Explanation
    The tundra is the correct answer because it is a biome that is primarily located in the Northern Hemisphere. It is characterized by cold temperatures, low-growing vegetation, and permafrost. The tundra biome is found in regions such as Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and parts of Russia. It experiences long, cold winters and short summers, making it a harsh environment for plant and animal life.

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  • 29. 

    Boreal Forest

    • A.

      Deciduous forest

    • B.

      Coniferous forest

    • C.

      Rainforest

    Correct Answer
    B. Coniferous forest
    Explanation
    Coniferous forests, also known as taiga or boreal forests, are characterized by the predominance of coniferous trees such as pine, spruce, and fir. These forests are found in colder regions with long winters and short summers, such as Canada, Scandinavia, and Siberia. The trees in coniferous forests have needle-shaped leaves that help them conserve water and withstand harsh weather conditions. The dense canopy of coniferous trees provides habitat for various wildlife species and helps in regulating the climate by absorbing carbon dioxide. Therefore, the given answer "Coniferous forest" is correct.

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  • 30. 

    Taiga is a Tropical Coniferous Forest and a Boreal Forest

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Taiga is Temperate Coniferous and Boreal forest

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  • 31. 

    Biome that gets less than 60 cm of precipitation a year

    • A.

      Tundra

    • B.

      Tropical Savanna

    • C.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • D.

      Tropical Rainforest

    Correct Answer
    A. Tundra
    Explanation
    The tundra is a biome that receives less than 60 cm of precipitation per year. This biome is characterized by extremely cold temperatures, low-growing vegetation, and a short growing season. The lack of precipitation in the tundra is due to the cold temperatures, which inhibit the formation of clouds and precipitation. The tundra is found in regions near the Arctic Circle, such as Alaska and northern Canada, where the cold temperatures and limited precipitation create a harsh environment for plant and animal life.

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  • 32. 

    Few grasslands remain because of..

    • A.

      Too much grazing

    • B.

      Farming of crops

    • C.

      They all burned down

    • D.

      The moderately hot climate

    Correct Answer
    B. Farming of crops
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "farming of crops" because the conversion of grasslands into agricultural land for cultivating crops leads to the destruction and loss of natural grassland habitats. This process involves clearing the vegetation, tilling the soil, and planting crops, which results in the displacement and loss of grassland ecosystems. The expansion of agriculture has been a major factor contributing to the decline and fragmentation of grasslands worldwide.

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  • 33. 

    Not enough water to support trees

    • A.

      Temperate Grassland

    • B.

      Tropical Savanna

    • C.

      Tundra

    • D.

      Desert

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "All of the above" is that all of the mentioned ecosystems - Temperate Grassland, Tropical Savanna, Tundra, and Desert - have limited water availability. In these ecosystems, the amount of water is insufficient to support the growth and survival of trees. Each of these ecosystems has adapted to the lack of water in different ways, such as by having grasses or low-lying vegetation that can tolerate drier conditions. Therefore, all of these ecosystems are characterized by a scarcity of water, making the statement "not enough water to support trees" applicable to all of them.

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  • 34. 

    Has the lowest precipitation than any other biome

    • A.

      Desert

    • B.

      Tundra

    • C.

      Tropical Savanna

    • D.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • E.

      All have equal precipitation or are within range of each other

    Correct Answer
    A. Desert
    Explanation
    The desert biome has the lowest precipitation compared to the other biomes listed. Deserts are characterized by extremely dry conditions, with very little rainfall throughout the year. This lack of precipitation results in arid and barren landscapes, with limited plant and animal life adapted to survive in such harsh environments. The tundra, tropical savanna, and temperate deciduous forest biomes all receive more rainfall than deserts, making the desert the correct answer for having the lowest precipitation.

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  • 35. 

    The annual drought coincides with the growing season

    • A.

      Temperate Coniferous Forest

    • B.

      Tundra

    • C.

      Tropical Savanna

    • D.

      Desert

    Correct Answer
    D. Desert
    Explanation
    Deserts experience an annual drought because they receive very little rainfall throughout the year. This lack of precipitation coincides with the growing season, which is when plants require water the most. The arid conditions in deserts make it difficult for plants to survive, resulting in a limited growing season and sparse vegetation.

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  • 36. 

    Covers only 17% of land area

    • A.

      Tundra

    • B.

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C.

      Temperate Grassland

    • D.

      Desert

    Correct Answer
    A. Tundra
    Explanation
    The tundra is characterized by extremely cold temperatures and a short growing season, resulting in a limited amount of vegetation cover. This means that only 17% of the land area is covered by plants and trees in the tundra biome. This low percentage is due to the harsh climatic conditions, such as permafrost and strong winds, which make it difficult for plants to survive and thrive. As a result, the tundra is mostly composed of barren and treeless landscapes, with only small pockets of vegetation scattered across the vast expanse of the biome.

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  • 37. 

    Limited growing season from May through August

    • A.

      Temperate Coniferous Forest

    • B.

      Tropical Savanna

    • C.

      Desert

    • D.

      Tundra

    Correct Answer
    A. Temperate Coniferous Forest
    Explanation
    The limited growing season from May through August suggests that the environment is characterized by a short period of favorable conditions for plant growth. This is a characteristic of temperate coniferous forests, where the cold climate and short summers restrict the growth of vegetation to a few months. These forests are typically found in regions with moderate temperatures and abundant rainfall, such as the Pacific Northwest of North America. The presence of coniferous trees, such as pine and spruce, further supports the identification of the environment as a temperate coniferous forest.

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  • 38. 

    Trees includes, but is not limited to, maples and oaks

    • A.

      Temperate Coniferous Forest

    • B.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • C.

      Temperate Rainforest

    • D.

      Tundra

    Correct Answer
    B. Temperate Deciduous Forest
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Temperate Deciduous Forest," is correct because this type of forest includes a variety of trees, such as maples and oaks. These forests are characterized by the shedding of leaves during the winter months, as well as a moderate climate with distinct seasons. They are found in temperate regions, which have a moderate climate and receive a moderate amount of precipitation. This explanation aligns with the information provided in the question, which states that trees in the forest include maples and oaks.

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  • 39. 

    Known for evergreens

    • A.

      Temperate Coniferous Forest

    • B.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • C.

      Temperate Rainforest

    • D.

      Tropical Rainforest

    Correct Answer
    A. Temperate Coniferous Forest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Temperate Coniferous Forest. This type of forest is known for its evergreen trees, which retain their leaves all year round. They are typically found in regions with a temperate climate, characterized by moderate temperatures and distinct seasons. The coniferous trees in this forest are adapted to the colder temperatures and have needle-like leaves that help them conserve water. These forests are found in areas such as the Pacific Northwest of North America and parts of Europe and Asia.

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  • 40. 

    Recieves the second highest amount of precipitation per year

    • A.

      Temperate Rainforest

    • B.

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C.

      Tropical Savanna

    • D.

      Taiga

    Correct Answer
    A. Temperate Rainforest
    Explanation
    A temperate rainforest receives the second highest amount of precipitation per year. This type of forest is characterized by moderate temperatures and high levels of rainfall throughout the year. The combination of mild climate and abundant rainfall creates a perfect environment for the growth of diverse plant and animal species. The temperate rainforest is typically found in coastal regions with cool summers and mild winters, such as the Pacific Northwest of North America. The high amount of precipitation contributes to the lush vegetation and thriving ecosystem of the temperate rainforest.

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  • 41. 

    Climate is very similar to savanna but is cooler and not as wet

    • A.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • B.

      Temperate Coniferous Forest

    • C.

      Prairie

    • D.

      Boreal Forest

    Correct Answer
    C. Prairie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Prairie because it is described as being similar to a savanna but cooler and not as wet. The other options, Temperate Deciduous Forest, Temperate Coniferous Forest, and Boreal Forest, do not fit this description.

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  • 42. 

    Months are ordered from July to June

    • A.

      Desert

    • B.

      Tundra

    • C.

      Tropical Savanna

    • D.

      Temperate Grassland

    Correct Answer
    C. Tropical Savanna
    Explanation
    The given answer, Tropical Savanna, is the correct answer because the list of ecosystems is ordered from July to June. Tropical Savanna is the ecosystem that corresponds to the month of July in this order.

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  • 43. 

    Winters are cold and relatively dry

    • A.

      Temperate Grassland

    • B.

      Prairie

    • C.

      Taiga

    • D.

      Boreal Forest

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The statement "winters are cold and relatively dry" applies to all the options given: Temperate Grassland, Prairie, Taiga, and Boreal Forest. In temperate grasslands, winters are indeed cold and dry, with little precipitation. Prairies also experience cold and dry winters. The taiga, or boreal forest, is characterized by long, cold winters with low precipitation. Therefore, all of the above options are correct as they all have cold and relatively dry winters.

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  • 44. 

    Vegetation includes Annuals and Succulents

    • A.

      Tundra

    • B.

      Desert

    • C.

      Taiga

    • D.

      Tropical Savanna

    Correct Answer
    B. Desert
    Explanation
    Desert is the correct answer because it is a type of biome characterized by extremely dry conditions and lack of precipitation. In such harsh environments, vegetation is limited and usually consists of plants that are adapted to survive with minimal water, such as succulents. Annuals, which complete their life cycle within a year, are also common in deserts as they can quickly germinate and reproduce during the short periods when water is available. Therefore, the presence of both annuals and succulents in the vegetation of a biome indicates a desert environment.

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  • 45. 

    Temperate Forest contains very tall coniferous trees

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Trees reach to 60-70 meters tall

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  • 46. 

    Lack of cloud cover creates hot day and cold nights

    • A.

      Tundra

    • B.

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C.

      Desert

    • D.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    Correct Answer
    C. Desert
    Explanation
    Deserts are characterized by lack of cloud cover, which allows the sun's rays to directly reach the surface, resulting in high temperatures during the day. However, during the night, the absence of clouds also leads to rapid cooling, causing temperatures to drop significantly and resulting in cold nights. This temperature fluctuation is a distinct feature of desert climates.

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  • 47. 

    Contains very rich soil from leaf litter

    • A.

      Tropical Rainforest

    • B.

      Temperate Grassland

    • C.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • D.

      Temperate Coniferous Forest

    Correct Answer
    C. Temperate Deciduous Forest
    Explanation
    Temperate deciduous forests are known for having very rich soil from leaf litter. In these forests, the trees shed their leaves during the fall season, which then decompose and add nutrients to the soil. This process creates a nutrient-rich environment, making the soil in temperate deciduous forests highly fertile. As a result, these forests support a diverse range of plant and animal species.

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  • 48. 

    Deciduous trees are located along the waterways

    • A.

      Taiga

    • B.

      Tundra

    • C.

      Tropical Savanna

    • D.

      Temperate Deciduous Trees

    Correct Answer
    A. Taiga
    Explanation
    The taiga biome is characterized by the presence of coniferous forests, which consist mainly of evergreen trees such as spruce, fir, and pine. Deciduous trees, on the other hand, shed their leaves seasonally. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that deciduous trees are located in the taiga biome.

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  • 49. 

    Trees are usually conically shaped

    • A.

      Temperate Coniferous Forest

    • B.

      Temperate Rainforest

    • C.

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • D.

      Desert

    Correct Answer
    A. Temperate Coniferous Forest
    Explanation
    Temperate Coniferous Forest is the correct answer because coniferous trees, such as pine, spruce, and fir, are typically found in this type of forest. These trees have a conical shape, with a narrow top and wider base, which helps them shed snow and withstand harsh weather conditions. The temperate climate of this forest type, characterized by cool summers and mild winters, is conducive to the growth of coniferous trees. Therefore, the conical shape of the trees is a characteristic feature of temperate coniferous forests.

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  • 50. 

    Temperate Grasslands have

    • A.

      Have short growing seasons

    • B.

      Have hot summers and hot winters

    • C.

      Are fire adapted

    • D.

      Covers 23% of land area

    Correct Answer
    B. Have hot summers and hot winters
    Explanation
    Temperate grasslands have hot summers and hot winters because they are located in regions with a continental climate. These regions experience a wide range of temperatures throughout the year, with high temperatures in the summer and low temperatures in the winter. The hot summers and hot winters in temperate grasslands create a challenging environment for plants and animals, which have adapted to survive in these extreme temperature conditions.

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