5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- temperate forests
- a A biome that is transitional between an aquatic ecosystem and a terrestrial one.
- b Continuously frozen subsoil.
- c 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.
- d (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.
- e A biome that occurs where a freshwater stream or river merges with the ocean.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- Major global air movements, resulting from the rising and falling of air masses and Earth's rotation.
- All open water in the ocean.
- Winds that blow from east to west in temperate zones.
- 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.
5 True/False questions
chaparral → 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.
temperate zones → (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.
tundra → 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.
photic zone → The depth of light penetration, a maximum of 200 meters, in the ocean.
phytoplankton → Microscopic algae and cyanobacteria that carry out photosynthesis in the photic zone.