5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- prevailing winds
- temperate forests
- a (Aka deciduous forests/broadleaf forests) Biomes in midlatitude regions where the moisture is sufficient enough to support the growth of large trees. Temperatures range from very cold in the winter to hot in the summer, with average rainfall around 75 to 150 cm.
- b Winds that blow from east to west in temperate zones.
- c Major global air movements, resulting from the rising and falling of air masses and Earth's rotation.
- d A biome characterized by dense, spiny shrubs with tough evergreen leaves. The climate generally results from cool ocean currents circulating offshore which produce mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.
- e A biome dominated by grasses and scattered trees with a year-round warm temperature. The soil is poor and there is a lack of moisture. Rainfall is is around 30-50 cm per year.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A biome that is transitional between an aquatic ecosystem and a terrestrial one.
- Small, drifting animals located in the pelagic photic zone.
- The driest of all terrestrial biomes, characterized by low and unpredictable rainfall (less than 30 cm per year).
- The significant environmental problem by which semiarid regions are converted to desert.
- Major types of ecological associations that occupy broad geographic regions of land or water, influenced by abiotic factors.
5 True/False Questions
benthic realm → All open water in the ocean.
ocean currents → River-like flow patterns in the oceans caused by the prevailing winds, the planet's rotation, unequal heating of surface waters, and the locations and shapes of the continents.
intertidal zone → The depth of light penetration, a maximum of 200 meters, in the ocean.
aphotic zone → The depth of light penetration, a maximum of 200 meters, in the ocean.
tropics → Major types of ecological associations that occupy broad geographic regions of land or water, influenced by abiotic factors.