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How are latitude and diversity of species related?
a) The closer to the equator, the less the diversity of species.
b) The higher the latitude, the greater the diversity of species.
c) The higher the latitude, the lower the diversity of species.
d) There is no obvious relationship between latitude and diversity of species.

A certain species of tree produces waxy, needle-like leaves and its seeds are protected within cones. Which biome is this tree most likely to be found in?
a) taiga
b) tundra
c) rain forest
d) cold desert

Many animal species living in the temperate rain forest biome hibernate or migrate during the winter months. Why would animals of this biome likely evolve these adaptations?
a) Humidity varies through the year with extreme humidity in the summer, which drops in the winter.
b) The amount of precipitation varies over the seasons from wet summers to dry winters.
c) Temperatures vary throughout the year from warm summers to cold winters.
d) All plant life dies in the winter months forcing animals to leave.

The taiga biome is most characterized by its
a) permafrost
b) coniferous forests
c) grass meadows
d) high temperatures

Which continent(s) contain tagia biome?
a) Europe, North America, Antarctica
b) Europe, North America, Asia
c) Europe and North America
d) every continent

What categories are used to classify biomes?
a) its plant and animal life
b) its amount of precipitation and temperature
c) its climate and plant and animal life
d) its location on Earth and geographical features

What biome is characterized by low levels of precipitation, temperature variation by season, and mid-latitude coastal location?
a) tundra
b) desert
c) rain forest
d) chaparral

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the temperate deciduous forest biome?
a) The trees produce seeds in cones.
b) There are four distinct seasons in the forest.
c) The plant life of the forest is divided into layers.
d) Many birds of prey are found in the forest.

The trees found in a deciduous forest
a) are adapted to require very little water
b) are unable to grow tall because of the frozen ground
c) retain their needles all year
d) lose their leaves in the fall

Savannas are also known as ________ in parts of the world.
a) pampas
b) shrubbery
c) chaparral
d) arid zones

Clear cutting tropical rain forests can lead to devastating environmental problems. Which of the following will NOT be negatively affected by the destruction of the rain forests?
a) medicines for treating cancer and other diseases
b) farmland
c) species diversity
d) atmospheric oxygen levels

Which of the following statements about temperate rain forests is true?
a) They have both coniferous and deciduous trees and many other plants and animals
b) They have high temperatures and levels of precipitation.
c) The conditions are not conducive to species diversity.
d) They are found near the equator.

The plant life, animal life, and climate of a biome are all closely related. How does one affect the other?
a) Climate affects the type of animals that can live in a biome, which determines what plants grow for their food.
b) Plant life affects what animals can feed in a biome, which affects the amount of precipitation a biome receives.
c) Climate affects the type of plants that can grow in a biome, which determines what animals can live on that food source.
d) Plant life affects the amount of precipitation a biome receives and therefore, the temperature. They both determine the anima

The tundra biome climate is best described as
a) extremely cold and windy
b) extremely cold and lifeless
c) extremely cold with heavy precipitation
d) extremely cold and covered in ice

What trait is an adaptation that has evolved for life in a desert biome?
a) gills
b) nocturnal activity
c) thick fur coats
d) single births

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