Science Chapter 17 Sections 1-3

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This quiz covers notes from Sections 1-3 from Chapter 17 on Climate and Biomes.


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  • 1. 

    The average weather conditions over a long period of time is called

    • A.

      Biome

    • B.

      Latitude

    • C.

      Weather

    • D.

      Climate

    Correct Answer
    D. Climate
    Explanation
    Climate refers to the average weather conditions over a long period of time in a particular region. It takes into account factors such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind patterns, and other atmospheric conditions. Unlike weather, which can change on a daily or even hourly basis, climate represents the long-term patterns and trends in weather that are characteristic of a specific area. The term "climate" is used to describe the overall atmospheric conditions that prevail in a region over a long period, typically ranging from decades to centuries.

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  • 2. 

    The distance North and South from the equator is called

    • A.

      Latitude

    • B.

      Biome

    • C.

      Elevation

    • D.

      Longitude

    Correct Answer
    A. Latitude
    Explanation
    Latitude refers to the distance north or south of the equator. It is measured in degrees and ranges from 0 degrees at the equator to 90 degrees at the North and South poles. It helps in determining a location's position in relation to the equator and is used for navigation, weather forecasting, and mapping purposes.

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  • 3. 

    A region with a specific type of climate and certain types of plant and animal communites is called

    • A.

      A region

    • B.

      A biome

    • C.

      A city

    • D.

      A rural area

    Correct Answer
    B. A biome
    Explanation
    A region with a specific type of climate and certain types of plant and animal communities is called a biome. Biomes are characterized by their distinct climate patterns, such as temperature and precipitation, which determine the types of plants and animals that can thrive in that particular area. Biomes can be found across different continents and are defined by their unique ecological characteristics.

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  • 4. 

    The biome that contains the most plant and animal species

    • A.

      Tropical Savanna

    • B.

      Tropical Desert

    • C.

      Tropical Rain Forest

    • D.

      Chaparral

    Correct Answer
    C. Tropical Rain Forest
    Explanation
    The tropical rainforest is the biome that contains the most plant and animal species. This is because the tropical rainforest has a warm and humid climate, providing ideal conditions for a wide variety of plants and animals to thrive. The constant rainfall and high temperatures support a diverse range of plant life, including tall trees, vines, and epiphytes. This abundance of plant life provides food and shelter for countless animal species, including insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles. The dense vegetation and complex ecosystem of the tropical rainforest create a rich biodiversity, making it the biome with the highest number of plant and animal species.

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  • 5. 

    What causes soil in rain forests to be nutrient poor?

    • A.

      Plants and animals decay rapidly.

    • B.

      There are not enough decaying plants and animals.

    • C.

      Many trees have above ground roots that do not nourish soil.

    • D.

      Nutrients are quickly used by plants or washed away.

    Correct Answer
    D. Nutrients are quickly used by plants or washed away.
    Explanation
    In rainforests, the soil is nutrient poor because the nutrients are quickly used up by plants or washed away. The high levels of rainfall and humidity in rainforests cause the nutrients to be leached from the soil at a fast rate. Additionally, the dense vegetation in rainforests leads to intense competition among plants for nutrients, resulting in rapid nutrient uptake. This constant cycle of nutrient depletion and loss prevents the accumulation of nutrients in the soil, making it nutrient poor.

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  • 6. 

    The driest place on Earth

    • A.

      Tropical Savanna

    • B.

      Tropical Rain Forest

    • C.

      Tropical Desert

    • D.

      Chaparral

    Correct Answer
    C. Tropical Desert
    Explanation
    A tropical desert is the driest place on Earth because it receives very little rainfall throughout the year. These deserts are located near the equator, where the hot and dry climate prevents the formation of clouds and precipitation. The lack of rainfall in tropical deserts results in extremely arid conditions, with sparse vegetation and limited water sources. These regions often have high temperatures and low humidity, making them inhospitable for most forms of life.

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  • 7. 

    The climate zone with the coldest average temperatures of any zone is the _________________.

    • A.

      Temperate Zone

    • B.

      Polar Zone

    • C.

      Tropical Zone

    • D.

      Biome Zone

    Correct Answer
    B. Polar Zone
    Explanation
    The polar zone is the climate zone with the coldest average temperatures of any zone. This zone is located near the North and South Poles and experiences extremely cold temperatures throughout the year. The polar zone is characterized by long, harsh winters and very short summers. The low angle of the sun's rays in this zone leads to minimal warming, resulting in frigid temperatures. The polar zone is home to polar ice caps, glaciers, and tundra vegetation adapted to survive in these extreme cold conditions.

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  • 8. 

    What are the four biomes found within the temperate zone?

    • A.

      Temperate Forest, Temperate Grassland, Temperate Desert, Chaparral

    • B.

      Temperate Grassland, Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Desert

    • C.

      Temperate Savanna, Temperate Grassland, Temperate Forest, Chaparral

    • D.

      Temperate Rain Forest, Temperate Grassland, Temperate Forest, Temperate Desert

    Correct Answer
    A. Temperate Forest, Temperate Grassland, Temperate Desert, Chaparral
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Temperate Forest, Temperate Grassland, Temperate Desert, Chaparral. These four biomes are found within the temperate zone because they have similar climate characteristics. The temperate forest is characterized by moderate temperatures and abundant rainfall, supporting a variety of deciduous trees. The temperate grassland has a moderate climate with enough rainfall to support grasses and herbaceous plants. The temperate desert has a dry climate with moderate temperatures, resulting in sparse vegetation. The chaparral biome has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers, supporting shrubs and small trees.

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  • 9. 

    Trees in the temperate forest that lose their  leaves at the end of growing season are ______________________________.

    • A.

      Conferious Trees

    • B.

      Evergreen Trees

    • C.

      Deciduous Trees

    • D.

      Conifer Trees

    Correct Answer
    C. Deciduous Trees
    Explanation
    Deciduous trees are the correct answer because they are the type of trees in the temperate forest that lose their leaves at the end of the growing season. Unlike evergreen trees, which retain their leaves throughout the year, deciduous trees shed their leaves as a strategy to conserve energy during the winter months when sunlight and water availability are limited. This adaptation allows them to survive in the temperate climate by reducing water loss and preventing damage from freezing temperatures. Coniferous trees, on the other hand, are evergreen trees that retain their needle-like leaves year-round.

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  • 10. 

    Another name for the northern coniferous forest is the ___________________.

    • A.

      Tundra

    • B.

      Taiga

    • C.

      Temperate Grassland

    • D.

      Tropical Rain Forest

    Correct Answer
    B. Taiga
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Taiga. The northern coniferous forest is commonly referred to as the taiga. This biome is characterized by cold temperatures, long winters, and coniferous trees such as spruce, pine, and fir. The taiga is found in high latitudes, particularly in North America, Europe, and Asia. It is known for its vast stretches of forests and is home to a variety of wildlife adapted to the cold climate, including moose, wolves, and bears.

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