5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- coniferous forests
- a The significant environmental problem by which semiarid regions are converted to desert.
- b An area of calm or very light winds caused by moist air at the equator rising due to being heated by the direct rays of the sun.
- c The biome located in the Arctic surrounding the North Pole and Alpine meadows, characterized by very long, cold, harsh winters and minuscule summers. Ground is covered in permafrost most of the year.
- d (Aka taiga) A biome found south of the Arctic Circle dominated by cone-bearing evergreen trees such as spruce, pine, fir, and hemlock. They have long, cold winters and short, wet summers, with considerable precipitation.
- e The region surrounding the equator between latitudes 23.5 degrees north (the Tropic of Cancer) and 23.5 degrees south (the Tropic of Capricorn), which experiences the greatest annual input and the least seasonal variation in solar radiation.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Winds that blow from east to west in temperate zones.
- 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.
- The depth of light penetration, a maximum of 200 meters, in the ocean.
- (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.
- 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.
5 True/False questions
biomes → The region surrounding the equator between latitudes 23.5 degrees north (the Tropic of Cancer) and 23.5 degrees south (the Tropic of Capricorn), which experiences the greatest annual input and the least seasonal variation in solar radiation.
intertidal zone → The zone below the photic zone in the ocean, comprising of the twilight zone (200 to 1,000 m) and the lightless zone that is below 1,000 meters.
wetlands → Winds that blow from east to west in temperate zones.
tropical forest → (Aka rainforest) These biomes occur in equatorial areas where the temperature is warm and the days are 11-12 hours long year-round. Rainfall is variable (200-400 cm per year) and the amount of organism diversity is extremely high.
pelagic realm → The seafloor.