Atmosphere Biomes

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1. Which of these are in the correct order moving away from the sun?
a. Sun-Venus-Earth-Mercury-Mars-Jupiter b. Sun-Mercury-Venus- Earth-Mars-Jupiter
c. Sun-Jupiter-Mercury-Earth-Venus-Mars d. Sun-Earth-Venus-Mars- Mercury-Jupiter
2. The earth is made up of about _________% water
a. 51 b. 61 c. 71 d. 81
3. The atmosphere consists of a mixture of gases composed primarily of
a. nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and water vapor.
b. nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.
c. nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and water vapor.
d. nitrogen, oxygen, ozone, and water vapor.
4. Which of these not a natural disaster?
a. Hurricane
b. Oil spill
c. Earthquake
d. Tornado
e. Volcano
5. In which of the layers above does weather takes place?
a. Thermosphere b. Stratosphere
c. Troposphere
d. Exosphere e. Mesosphere
6. Where is the Ozone layer located?
a. in the troposphere
b. in the Exosphere c. between the Stratosphere and the Exosphere
d. between the Troposphere and the Stratosphere e. between the Troposphere and the Mesosphere
7. Ozone is
a. O2
b. H2O
c. O3
d. CO2
e. O4
Match each term with the correct description below. Each answer (term) may be used more than once.
8. dominant plants are grasses _____
9. dominant plants are cone-bearing evergreen trees ____
10. has greatest variety of organisms on Earth ____
11. populated by caribou, reindeer, snowy owls, geese ____
12. dominant plants lose their leaves every autumn ____
13. cold, dry, treeless biomes in the far north ____
14. Biome
15. Canopy
16. Savanna
17. Hibernation
18. Tundra
temperate deciduous forest
tropical rain forest
a. Grassland close to the equator
b. When animals sleep in the winter
c. A very cold, dry area
d. A group of ecosystems with similar climates and organisms
e. A leafy roof made by tall trees
19. Changes over a long time
20. Trees that make their seeds in cones and have needle-shaped leaves
21. Biome that has mostly coniferous trees
22. Biome where the temperature is permanently 2-4 degrees C
23. Biome that contains the Himalayas
24. Plant growth after a fire
a. Abyssal Plains
b. Succession
c. Mountain Ranges
d. Conifers
e. Taiga
25. Biome where the penguins live
a. Arctic
26. Biome along the equator
b. Arctic Tundra
27. Biome where we have permafrost
c. Rainforest
28. Biome where Polar Bears live
d. Alpine Tundra
29. The Andes are found in which biome?
e. Antarctica
30. Biome with the coldest temperatures on earth
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Multiple Choice: Choose the letter that provides the BEST answer for each question. There is only one
correct answer for each question.
31. Which of the following organizational hierarchies is correct?
A. biosphere --->population --->community --->biome
B. biome --->community --->population --->biosphere
C. community --->population ---> biosphere --->biome
D. population --->community --->biome---> biosphere
E. None of the above is correct
32. A relatively distinct terrestrial region characterized by similar environmental factors regardless of where
it occurs in the world is called a/an:
A. biome.
B. community.
C. ecoland.
D. habitat.
E. population.
33. Tundra
A. has an extended day length during its growing season.
B. has nutrient-rich soils.
C. is characterized by heavy precipitation.
D. experiences very long winters and long summers.
E. occurs in extreme southern latitudes.
34. The biological community that characterizes the arctic tundra is:
A. migrating herbivores, small mammals, and predatory birds.
B. large trees.
C. mosses, lichens, and dwarf woody plants.
D. diverse amphibians and reptiles.
E. A and C
35. The boreal forest:
A. is also known as the taiga.
B. covers approximately 21% of the Earth’s land area.
C. has a layer of permafrost.
D. cannot support amphibians or reptiles.
E. is highly suited for conversion to agriculture.
36. Smaller non-parasitic plants that grow attached to larger plants are referred to as:
A. phytoplankton.
B. epiphytes. C. geophytes.
D. lilies.
E. kelp.
37. The biome with relative warm temperatures, constant tidal changes, and lots of living organism is the:
A. tropical rain forest. B. coral reef. C. photic zone.
D. disphotic zone. E. Aphotic zone
38. Which of these is not a freshwater ecosystem?
A. ponds.
B. Mangrove swamp. C. estuaries.
D. a & b.
E. b & c
39. Which of these is not caused by UV rays?
a. Melanoma b. Sun burn c. Meningitis
d. Cataracts e. DNA damage
40. The major gas in the earth atmosphere is
a. nitrogen
b. Oxygen
c.carbon dioxide
d. water vapor
41. The destruction of ozone layer is caused mainly by elevations of
a. chlorine and bromine
b. bromine and carbon dioxide
c. chlorine and carbon dioxide
d. none of these
42. Which of these is not true about the climate?
a. It respond to long term changes in the atmosphere
b. is determined by longitude
c. covers large geographical areas
d. changes slowly
e. is determined by latitude
43. The Fujiata Scale is used to measure
a. Hurricanes
b. Volcanoes
c. Earthquakes
d. Tornadoes
44. The Saffir-Simpson Scale is used to measure
a. Hurricanes
b. Volcanoes
c. Earthquakes
d. Tornadoes
45. Ecosystem diversity is:
A. forests, prairies, deserts, coral reefs, lakes, and others.
B. simply the number of different species in a given area.
C. the variety of interactions among organisms in natural communities.
D. A and B
E. A and C
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46. For coral reefs to form in tropical waters it is necessary for what particular organism to live with the
coral animals?
A. sea urchins
B. kelps
C. coral bacteria
D. giant clams
E. zooxanthellae
47. Which of these is not a grassland?
a. Pampas
b. Steppe
c. Sahara
d. Savanna
e. Prarie
48. Where on the map is the Sonoma Desert?
49. Where on the map is a Taiga Biome?
50. Where on the map is a Rainforest Biome?
A. Corals are
a. Cnidarians
b. plants
c. animals
d. a and b
e. a and c
B. The ___________biome has different names on different continents
a. desert
b. grassland
d. temperate forest
e. tundra