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Biomes and ecosystems

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  • Q1
    What types of root systems are found on plants that grow in the tundra?
    shallow root systems
    deep root systems
    a blend of all varieties of root system depths
  • Q2
    why do plants in the tundra have shallow root systems?
    they cannot grow through the permafrost
    they are soaked by heavy rains
    there is very little soil in the tundra
    they are trying to absorb the small amount of rain that only soaks in to the top of the soil
  • Q3
    How do plants in the tropical rain forest gather light energy?
    with severe competition for space
    with large trunks and root systems
    with large leaves to absorb the sun
  • Q4
    How is a tundra biome and a desert biome similar?
    both biomes are characterized by little precipitation
    both biomes have dry, rocky soil
    both biomes lack plants or animals
    both biomes are hot during the day and cold at night
  • Q5
    Where would the tropical rain forest be on a globe?
    north of the united states
    closest to the equator
    in the polar regions
    in the western united states
  • Q6
    What is a way in which the arctic snow hare has adapted to its environment?
    strong paws to attack prey
    white coat to hide from predators
    small ears in order to hear high frequency noises
    sharp teeth to defend itself
  • Q7
    which of the following is a biotic factor in an ecosystem
    amount of water
    temperature of air
    type of trees
    type of soil
  • Q8
    Why would a population of a species of animal rise over the first few years and then stay constant (the population) for the next few years?
    the resources in the area ran out
    Predators were introduced into the ecosystem
    competition for resources limits the population
    a new disease came into the ecosystem
  • Q9
    how will a graph of an animal population vs time reaching the carrying capacity look?
    it will show a steady rise then level off into a flat horizontal line
    it will be a vertical line
    it will show a steady increase
    a horizontal line followed by a steady decline
  • Q10
    which of the following shows the greatest biodiversity?
    a desert with many different types of plants and animals
    a tundra with many varities of penguins
    a tank of goldfish
    a pine tree with three groups of birds
  • Q11
    which statement best describes ecosystems?
    they can never change once they are established
    they can exist for only a specific length of time
    they always revert back to their original state
    they constantly change in different ways over time
  • Q12
    What is the major difference between primary and secondary succession
    Primary succession needs to build soil first
    All of the above
    Secondary begins right away growing plants
    primary succession takes longer than secondary succession
  • Q13
    how does high biodiversity make an ecosystem stronger
    High biodiversity means less consumers
    high biodiversity means the consumers have more sources of food which helps them survive during disease, new predators, etc
    high biodiversity allows for less competition

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