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

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