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Chapter 3: Communities and Biomes

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

 
   
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