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Which of the following sets of organisms would be found in a wetland ecosystem?
a) tortoise, lizard, rattlesnake
b) salamander, mosquito, frog
c) moose, seal, lemming
d) lion, giraffe, beetle

Which biome is the most biologically diverse in the world?
a) tropical rain forest
b) temperate deciduous forest
c) grasslands
d) tundra

Which of the following is a living component of a desert in the United States?
a) low rainfall
b) hot temperature
c) polar bear
d) horned lizard

Some of the largest herbivores on Earth such as zebras, rhinoceros, giraffes, and antelopes live in a biome known as the -
a) deciduous forest
b) coniferous forest
c) tundra
d) grasslands or savannah

The biological community that characterizes the arctic tundra is -
a) migrating carnivores, small mammals and predatory birds
b) large trees and mammals
c) mosses, lichens and dwarf woody plants
d) diverse amphibians and reptiles

A habitat is a place an animal or plant lives and gets all the things it needs to survive. Within any habitat are many smaller microhabitats. Which of these are all microhabitats?
a) ant hill, shady or sunny soil, leaf
b) ocean, river, stream
c) desert, mountain, grassland
d) tropical rain forest, grassland, tundra

Plants that have shallow roots, needles instead of leaves, and a waxy exterior are usually found in the -
a) tropical rain forest
b) grasslands
c) desert
d) tundra

American bald eagles, coyote, bears, and deer are animals with adaptations that allow them to life in the -
a) tropical rain forest
b) temperate deciduous forest
c) grasslands
d) tundra

The biome populated by cone-bearing trees such as pine, spruce and fir is the —
a) coniferous forest
b) desert
c) grasslands
d) decidous forest

The tundra is able to support plants such as mosses, grasses, wildflowers and small shrubs. The primary reason is due to the –
a) long growing season in the summer months.
b) thin layer of humus above the permafrost.
c) lack of pollinators.
d) high levels of precipitation.

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