5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- benthic realm
- coniferous forests
- continental shelves
- prevailing winds
- a A biome that is transitional between an aquatic ecosystem and a terrestrial one.
- b The seafloor.
- c Major global air movements, resulting from the rising and falling of air masses and Earth's rotation.
- d Submerged parts of continents.
- e (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.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The depth of light penetration, a maximum of 200 meters, in the ocean.
- 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.
- Dry air that descends and spreads back toward the equator; these cooling winds dominate the equator.
- The significant environmental problem by which semiarid regions are converted to desert.
- (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.
5 True/False Questions
aphotic zone → The depth of light penetration, a maximum of 200 meters, in the ocean.
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.
deserts → The driest of all terrestrial biomes, characterized by low and unpredictable rainfall (less than 30 cm per year).
zooplankton → Microscopic algae and cyanobacteria that carry out photosynthesis in the photic zone.
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.