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Which natural disaster is made worse when people destroy estuaries?
a) flooding and storm damage
b) tornados
c) earthquake
d) drought

What are areas where freshwater meets saltwater called?
a) wetlands
b) estuaries
c) coastal byways
d) intertidal zones

Wetlands contain which of the following?
a) only freshwater
b) only saltwater
c) very little nutrients
d) either freshwater or saltwater

How do people use water from freshwater ecosystems?
a) drinking
b) crop irrigation
c) bathing
d) all of the options

perfect for growing crops and raising cattle and sheep
a) grassland
b) tundra
c) taiga
d) desert

dominant plants are firs, spruces, and cedars that grow very high
a) temperate deciduous forest
b) temperate rain forest
c) tropical rain forest
d) grassland

Which is NOT an aquatic ecosystem?
a) freshwater
b) estuary
c) wetland
d) taiga

. populated by moose, bears, lynx, shrews, foxes
a) desert
b) taiga
c) grassland
d) tundra

cold, dry, treeless biomes in far north
a) tundra
b) temperate rain forest
c) taiga
d) desert

dominant plants are grasses
a) taiga
b) grassland
c) tundra
d) desert

dominant plants are cone-bearing evergreen trees
a) desert
b) tropical rain forest
c) taiga
d) grassland

dominant plants lose their leaves every autumn
a) temperate deciduous forest
b) tundra
c) temperate rain forest
d) tropical rain forest

In which biome does drilling for oil and gas interrupt migration patterns?
a) desert
b) taiga
c) grassland
d) tundra

How do temperate rain forests differ from tropical rain forests?
a) Temperate rain forests are a source of lumber while tropical rain forests are not.
b) Temp. r. f. have nutrient rich soil, allowing trees to grow back when harvested, while trop. r. f. have nutrient poor soil.
c) Temperate rain forests are moist year round and tropical rain forests stay dry most of the year.
d) all of the above

Why have people cleared so much of Earth’s tropical rain forests?
a) lumber
b) ranches
c) farms
d) all of the above

Which of the following biomes has weather that is warm and wet year-round?
a) desert
b) taiga
c) grassland
d) tropical rain forest

Which land biome covers the most area on Earth?
a) desert
b) taiga
c) grassland
d) temperate deciduous forest

What is the main way people have reduced habitats for wild species in grasslands?
a) building homes
b) making roads
c) plowing the land for cereal crops
d) all of the above

In the open ocean, where does photosynthesis take place?
a) from the ocean floor to a depth of 1,000 m
b) from 1,000 m to 200 m
c) from 200 m to the surface
d) in all the zones

What special adaptations do intertidal species have?
a) 1. adaptations to resist UV rays
b) 2. adaptations for surviving exposure to air
c) 3. adaptations for surviving heavy waves
d) both 2 and 3

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