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5 Matching questions

  1. temperate zones
  2. photic zone
  3. westerlies
  4. coniferous forests
  5. estuary
  1. a Winds that blow from east to west in temperate zones.
  2. b (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.
  3. c The depth of light penetration, a maximum of 200 meters, in the ocean.
  4. d The latitudes and the tropics and the Arctic Circle in the north and the Antarctic Circle in the south. They have seasonal variations in climate and more moderate temperatures than the tropics or polar zones.
  5. e A biome that occurs where a freshwater stream or river merges with the ocean.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (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.
  2. Microscopic algae and cyanobacteria that carry out photosynthesis in the photic zone.
  3. All open water in the ocean.
  4. 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.
  5. Place where the ocean meets the land and the shore is pounded by waves during high tide and is exposed to sun and drying winds during low tide.

5 True/False questions

  1. permafrostContinuously frozen subsoil.

          

  2. wetlandsA biome that is transitional between an aquatic ecosystem and a terrestrial one.

          

  3. trade windsDry air that descends and spreads back toward the equator; these cooling winds dominate the equator.

          

  4. tundraA biome that occurs where a freshwater stream or river merges with the ocean.

          

  5. desertificationThe significant environmental problem by which semiarid regions are converted to desert.

          

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