Biomes
  • 1. The two features that determine the climate of an area are
A) weather and precipitation
B) temperature and weather
C) weather
D) temperature and precipitation
  • 2. This biome is the driest of all the biomes
A) Temperate Deciduous forest
B) Desert
C) Tundra
  • 3. This is the biome in which we live in
A) Temperate deciduous forest
B) Coniferous forest
C) Tropical rainforest
D) Grassland
  • 4. Climate is a pattern that is seen over a
A) never known
B) short period of time
C) long period of time
D) what is happening outside
  • 5. Climate and weather are the same thing
A) true
B) false
  • 6. This biome is the wettest biome of all the biomes
A) Grassland
B) Tundra
C) Savannah
D) Tropical Rainforest
  • 7. This biome is very cold all year long
A) Tundra
B) Coniferous Forest
C) Savannah
D) Temperate Deciduous Forest
  • 8. This biome is the most diverse biome containing the greatest variety of plants and animals
A) Tundra
B) Tropical Rainforest
C) Savannah
D) Coniferous Forest
  • 9. This biome can be found in central Africa where elephants, zebra, lions, and cheetahs live
A) Coniferous Forest
B) Savannah
C) Tropical Rainforest
D) Grassland
  • 10. This biome is known as the Taiga and can be found in Canada
A) Tundra
B) Temperate Deciduous Forest
C) Grassland
D) Coniferous forest
  • 11. Scorpions, cactus, lizards, snakes, and woodpeckers all live in this biome
A) Grassland
B) Savannah
C) Desert
D) Tropical Rainforest
  • 12. This biome's climate is warm summers, cold winters, and moderate precipitation
A) Desert
B) Tundra
C) Tropical Rainforest
D) Temperate Deciduous Forest
  • 13. This biome can be found in Antarctica and contains animals like seals, polar bears, and whales
A) Tundra
B) Temperate Deciduous Forest
C) Savannah
D) Coniferous Forest
  • 14. Lakes,rivers,streams, ponds, and creeks are all apart of the _____________ biome
A) Saltwater
B) Freshwater
C) Marine
  • 15. Sharks, dolphins, plankton, crabs, star fish and sea turtles are all apart of the ______________ biome
A) Marine
B) Freshwater
  • 16. Frogs, catfish, beavers, snakes, and toads are all found in this biome
A) Saltwater
B) Freshwater
C) Marine
  • 17. Pick one biome you are familiar with. Discuss the climate, location, animal life and plant life. Be sure to give at least 3 examples of animals and plant. 10pts
  • 18. The word deciduous means
A) to fall off
B) to change seasons
C) to decide
D) to change color
  • 19. Why do deciduous trees lose their leaves?
A) to make the soil better
B) to feed animals
C) to save water during the winter or during the dry season
D) to get more sunlight
  • 20. Where are conifer seeds produced?
A) in cones
B) in waxy leaves
C) in needles
D) in trunks
  • 21. What covers the needles of conifers?
A) waxy coating
B) bark
C) sap
D) weeds
  • 22. Why do few large plants grow beneath conifers?
A) It is too cold
B) Animals eat them
C) The ground is too bare
D) Little light reaches the ground
  • 23. What does biodiversity mean?
A) Many kinds of plants and animals
B) a lot of rain
C) great climate differences
D) rich soil
  • 24. What is the rain-forest canopy
A) ground
B) tree trunks
C) treetops
D) vines
  • 25. What are the main plants in temperate grasslands?
A) shrubs
B) conifers
C) crops
D) grasses
  • 26. Why are there few trees in temperate grasslands?
A) fires
B) rolling hills
C) deep roots
D) too much rain
  • 27. How do plants adapt to the desert climate?
A) they do not have flowers
B) they have roots above the ground
C) They grow far apart so they don't have to compete with each other for water
D) they grow only at night
  • 28. What is permafrost?
A) soil that has thawed
B) soil that is always frozen
C) a plant in the tundra
D) muddy soil
  • 29. How does the alpine tundra differ from the polar tundra?
A) it gets no sunlight
B) it has many trees
C) it does not have permafrost
D) it is on mountain tops
  • 30. Which adaptation would NOT help an arctic plant survive in the tundra?
A) large wide, fleshy leaves
B) pine needles
C) thick insulating tree bark
  • 31. Which of the following is a key abiotic factor in rivers
A) speed of water
B) amount of salt
C) number of fish
D) how animals adapt
  • 32. Which of the following ocean animals need warm water to live?
A) barnacles
B) animals on the ocean floor
C) animals in coral reefs
D) whales
  • 33. How does a swamp differ from a marsh?
A) It has salt water
B) It has very wet soil
C) It has many birds
D) It has trees
  • 34. Which ocean temperature zone is the warmest?
A) deep zone
B) littoral zone
C) thermocline
D) Intertidal zone
  • 35. Which of the following is NOT an intertidal area?
A) sandy beach
B) mudflat
C) coral reef
D) rocky shore
  • 36. What makes it possible for many animals to live in the polar ice ecosystem?
A) large numbers of plankton
B) cold air
C) coral reefs
D) floating algae
  • 37. Which lake zone is closet to the land's edge?
A) open-water zone
B) tributary
C) deep-water zone
D) littoral zone
  • 38. Which biome has the greatest biological diversity?
A) tropical rain forest
B) coniferous forest
C) temperate grassland
D) alpine tundra
  • 39. Which biome would have trees with cones
A) coniferous forest
B) tropical rain forest
C) alpine tundra
D) temperate grassland
  • 40. Which biome is found on the mountain top?
A) alpine tundra
B) coniferous forest
C) tropical rainforest
D) temperate grassland
  • 41. Which is the ocean floor?
A) oceanic zone
B) intertidal zone
C) benthic zone
D) neritic zone
  • 42. Which zone is where the ocean meets the land?
A) neritic zone
B) benthic zone
C) oceanic zone
D) intertidal zone
  • 43. This area has warm water and sunlight
A) benthic zone
B) intertidal zone
C) neritic zone
D) ocean floor oceanic zone
  • 44. This is the zone where the sea floor drops sharply
A) oceanic zone
B) intertidal zone
C) neritic zone
D) benthic zone
  • 45. An important ecosystem for flood control is a
A) ocean
B) river
C) desert
D) wetland
  • 46. A wetland with no trees is a
A) swamp
B) savanna
C) marsh
D) forest
  • 47. Components of a desert ecosystem include
A) animals that are active mostly at night
B) a hot dry climate
C) plants that grow far apart
D) all of these
  • 48. The forest biome that receives the most rainfall is the
A) temperate deciduous forest
B) desert
C) tropical rain forest
D) coniferous forest
  • 49. Which of these is an abiotic factor in a desert?
A) coyote
B) a lizard
C) a cactus
D) the soil
  • 50. Water temperature
A) increases as water gets deeper
B) affects the types of organisms that can live in a marine ecosystem
C) has no effect on the animals in a marine ecosystem
  • 51. All of these are abiotic factors in a marine ecosystem except:
A) water depth
B) sharks and whales
C) the amount of sunlight that passes into the water
D) water temperature
  • 52. One major abiotic factor in freshwater ecosystems is the
A) speed of the water
B) none of these
C) width of the stream or river
D) source of the water
  • 53. Trees that lose their leaves in the fall are called
A) coniferous trees
B) evergreen trees
C) tall trees
D) deciduous trees
  • 54. In which major ocean zones are plants and animals exposed to air for part of the day?
A) neritic zone
B) intertidal zone
C) benthic zone
D) oceanic zone
  • 55. An abiotic factor that affects marine ecosystems is
A) the depth of the water
B) All of these
C) the amount of sunlight that passes through the water
D) the temperature of the water
  • 56. This is a marine ecosystem that includes mudflats, sandy beaches and rocky shores
A) the Sargasso Sea
B) polar ice
C) an intertidal area
D) coral reef
  • 57. An ecosystem consists of
A) many populations of a number of species
B) a community of organisms and its abiotic environment
C) only the abiotic environment such as rainfall and soil
D) all the places on Earth where life exists
  • 58. Plants that can NOT tolerate water with a constantly changing salt content are NOT likely to be found in
A) a freshwater stream
B) a pond
C) the neritic zone
D) an estuary
  • 59. Trout thrive in the oxygen-rich waters of cool, fast-moving streams. Which of the following events might reduce the population of trout in a mountain stream?
A) The flow of a tributary stream slows slightly
B) Ash and silt from a forest fire cover the surface of the stream
C) The movement of a boulder forms a new waterfall
D) There is unusually heavy snowfall in the winter
  • 60. What important abiotic factor is used to characterize a biome?
A) climate
B) soil
C) number of ecosystems
D) plants and animals
  • 61. Why are savannas well-suited to supporting large herbivores?
A) They are dry and hot
B) They are areas where grasses are the main plants
C) They are cold and dry
  • 62. Marshes and Swaps are two types of wetlands. What is the main factor that swamps have that marshes don't have?
A) trees
B) birds
C) plants
D) moist soil
  • 63. An area where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean is called
A) a neritic area
B) an intertidal area
C) an estuary
D) a coral reef
  • 64. Sam is making a terrarium for a praying mantis he wants to study. Praying mantises are carnivores. Sam has placed the following in his terrarium: soil, twigs, a rock, a small dish of water, and the praying mantis. What is missing from Sam's terrarium?
A) a mouse for the praying mantis to eat, and grains for the mouse to eat
B) other insects for the praying mantis to eat
C) plants for the praying mantis to eat
D) other insects for the praying mantis to eat, and plants for the other insects to eat
  • 65. What percent of the Earth is covered with oceans?
A) 25%
B) 40%
C) 50%
D) 75%
  • 66. Which biome can be found on all continents except Antarctica
A) deserts
B) Taiga
C) grasslands
D) Tundra
  • 67. The Nile River is a freshwater ecosystem
A) False
B) True
  • 68. The Everglades in Florida is a wetland ecosystem
A) False
B) True
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