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Chapter 3: Communities and Biomes

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