Multiple Choice About Biomes

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Multiple Choice About Biomes

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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    Cell nearest equator
    • A. 

      Hadley Cell

    • B. 

      Polar Cell

    • C. 

      Ferrell Cell

  • 4. 
    Who made a model of general atomospheric circulation which was based on one large convection cell in each hemisphere? (last name only)
  • 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

  • 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

  • 7. 
    Cell in hemisphere that is located where there is desert like conditions
    • A. 

      Polar Cell

    • B. 

      Hadley Cell

    • C. 

      Ferrell Cell

  • 8. 
    Because the earth rotates, the surface flow is deflected toward the east is called the Coriollis Effect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 10. 
    Cold, dry air falls near which hemisphere cell
    • A. 

      Polar Cell

    • B. 

      Hadley Cell

    • C. 

      Ferrell Cell

  • 11. 
    Plants that grow on other plants are called epiphytes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Biome that recieves more than 200cm of precipitation/year
  • 13. 
    Which is the most diverse biome?
    • A. 

      Temperate Rainforest

    • B. 

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C. 

      Temperate grassland

    • D. 

      Desert

  • 14. 
    Most vegetation in this biome contains shallow roots or tap roots.
    • A. 

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • B. 

      Tropical Savanna

    • C. 

      Desert

    • D. 

      Tropical Rainforest

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    Taiga
    • A. 

      Dry and cold

    • B. 

      Dry and hot

    • C. 

      Wet and cold

    • D. 

      Permafrost

  • 17. 
    Contains lichens, some grass and mosses, small shrubs, and no trees
    • A. 

      Tropical savanna

    • B. 

      Temperate grassland

    • C. 

      Desert

    • D. 

      Tundra

  • 18. 
    Biome with the richest soil?
    • A. 

      Temperate Grassland

    • B. 

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • C. 

      Tropical Rainforest

    • D. 

      Temperate Rainforest

  • 19. 
    Temperate Coniferous Forest
    • A. 

      Savanna

    • B. 

      Taiga

    • C. 

      Tundra

    • D. 

      Prairie

  • 20. 
    Prairie
    • A. 

      Taiga

    • B. 

      Tundra

    • C. 

      Temperate Grassland

    • D. 

      Desert

  • 21. 
    Leaves fall off tress and nourish soil
    • A. 

      Tropical Savanna

    • B. 

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C. 

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

    • D. 

      Tropical Decidous Forest

  • 22. 
    Contains grazing herbaivors
    • A. 

      Prairie

    • B. 

      Savanna

    • C. 

      Taiga

    • D. 

      Desert

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    Biome with hot summer and hot winter
    • A. 

      Tropical Savanna

    • B. 

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C. 

      Hot Desert

    • D. 

      Temperate Grassland

    • E. 

      All of the above

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