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Chapter 3: Communities and Biomes

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

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