APES Biomes
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  • Question 1
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    One characteristic feature of the tundra is that only the surface thaws in the summer and refreezes in the winter, leaving a permanently frozen subsoil. This characteristic is known as

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    Hoarfrost

    Glaciation

    Permafrost

    Crystallization

  • Question 2
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    The kangaroo rat is able to get all of the water it needs through its food and therefore, never needs to drink liquid. This animal has adapted to survive in which biome?

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    Forest

    Tundra

    Desert

    Grassland

  • Question 3
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    Which biome is characterized by low temperatures and low amounts of rainfall?

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    Tundra

    Desert

    Temperate Deciduous Forest

    Tropical Rainforest

  • Question 4
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    Q. The biome known for trees with broad leaves that fall off the trees in the winter.
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    Taiga/Boreal/Coniferous Forests
    Temperate Seasonal (Decidious) Forests
    Deserts
    Tropical Rain Forests
  • Question 5
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    Which biome covers most of the land mass near Earth's equator?

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    Desert

    Grassland

    Tropical rainforest

    Temperate forest

  • Question 6
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    The rain forest soil is

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    poor and rocky

    frozen soil

    thick and nutrient rich

    thin and nutrient poor

  • Question 7
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    Q. Which biome, because of its climate, has the largest number of species of plants and animals?
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    Tundra
    Rainforest
    Desert
    Coniferous forest
  • Question 8
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    Plants with spines and waxy leaves are well suited for life in which environment?

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    Desert

    Temperate forest

    Grassland

    Tropical Rainfroest

  • Question 9
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    The an aphotic aquatic ecosystem that is very deep and cold with tremendous pressure is :

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    Mangroves

    Coral reefs

    Abyss

    Estuaries

  • Question 10
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    __________ primary productivity = the organic materials that remain after photosynthetic organisms in the ecosystem have used some of these compounds for their cellular energy needs (cellular respiration).

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    Gross

    Total

    Net

    Secondary

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    The total quantity of all living matter in an area is called:

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    Troposphere

    Net Primary Productivity

    Biomass

    Ecosystem

  • Question 12
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    Ecological efficiency from one trophic level to the next is generally:

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    1%

    10%

    75%

    90%

  • Question 13
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    Lenthic water systems are inland and would include:

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    Streams

    Rivers

    Estuaries

    A lake

  • Question 14
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    The breeding ground aquatic ecosystem are:

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    Wetlands

    River

    Lakes

    Streams

  • Question 15
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    The difference between marshes and swamp biomes:

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    marshes have trees

    swamps are dominated by grasses

    marshes are dominated by grasses

    swamps will have reeds

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