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Chapter 3: Communities and Biomes

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

 
   
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