GED Science : Biomes

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Biomes

Which biome is characterized by cold, dry land and the presence of a minimal number of trees?

Possible Answers:

Tundra

Rainforest

Desert

Woodlands

Correct answer:

Tundra

Explanation:

Tundra is primarily located near the Arctic Circle and is characterized by a cold, dry climate that does not facilitate the growth of many trees. The tundra is generally thought of as a large flat, and largely barren land.

Desert is essentially the equivalent of tundra, but in a warm/hot climate. Tropical rainforest is classified as a biome where it is warm and humid, and where rain is known to fall throughout the year. Woodland biomes are largely populated with trees and experience seasonal precipitation, with rainy winters and drier summers.

Example Question #1 : Biomes

Which of the following biomes is characterized by low temperatures and low precipitation?

Possible Answers:

Desert

Tundra

Savannah

Rainforest

Correct answer:

Tundra

Explanation:

Biomes are typically divided based on yearly temperatures and precipitation amounts. Deserts have high temperatures with very low precipitation. Rainforests have high amounts of precipitation with high temperatures. Tundras have very low temperatures with little to no precipitation.

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