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Chapter 3: Communities and Biomes

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  1.The biome with warm temperatures and high rainfall is __________.  
  a.   the grasslands  
  b.   the tropical rain forest  
  c.   the desert  
  d.   the temperate forest  
  2.Succession is __________ of an ecosystem.  
  a.   the orderly changes  
  b.   the climax  
  c.   the creation  
  d.   the destruction  
  3.After a forest fire, __________ occurs.  
  a.   a climax community  
  b.   community death  
  c.   primary succession  
  d.   secondary succession  
  4.The major difference between the tundra and taiga biomes is that tundra has _________.  
  a.   permafrost  
  b.   a more southern range  
  c.   longer summers  
  d.   more trees  
  5.Primary succession occurs on __________.  
  a.   disturbed grasslands  
  b.   burned areas in forests  
  c.   abandoned fields  
  d.   land exposed by glaciers  
  6.Communities in which fresh water and salt water mix are __________.  
  a.   planktonic  
  b.   usually deep  
  c.   marine  
  d.   estuaries  
  7.Organisms inhabiting tropical rain forests might include __________.  
  a.   lichen and caribou  
  b.   small trees and ravens  
  c.   bears and tortoises  
  d.   monkeys and toucans  
  8.In the early stages of succession one might expect _________.  
  a.   tropical rain forests  
  b.   complex food webs  
  c.   tremendous biodiversity  
  d.   simple food chains  
  9.Lichens, mosses and ferns are called __________.  
  a.   pioneer species  
  b.   limiting species  
  c.   consumers  
  d.   abiotic factors  
  10.Which of the following is a terrestrial biome?  
  a.   pond  
  b.   desert  
  c.   coral reef  
  d.   ocean  
  11.A climax community for a deciduous forest may contain __________.  
  a.   many conifers  
  b.   mostly ferns  
  c.   oak and maple trees  
  d.   grasslands  
  12.The biome that has the greatest number of conifers is __________.  
  a.   the taiga  
  b.   the tropical rain forest  
  c.   the grasslands  
  d.   the desert  
  13.The conditions that dictate where an organism may live are called  
  a.   the optimal range  
  b.   stress zones  
  c.   biological factors  
  d.   limiting factors  
  14.A primary abiotic limiting factor of a desert biome is __________.  
  a.   altitude  
  b.   water  
  c.   too much sand  
  d.   lack of plant life  
  15.The optimum range of most organisms inhabiting marine biomes is __________.  
  a.   its range of intolerance  
  b.   the photic zone  
  c.   ideal for the species  
  d.   the aphotic zone  

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