Standardized Test Practice

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1. What two factors are most responsible for limiting life in a particular area?

A. sunlight and temperature

B. precipitation and temperature

C. precipitation and sunlight

D. soil conditions and precipitation

2. Which of the following forms during primary succession?

A. trees C. wildlife

B. soil D. grasses

Use the illustrations below to answer questions 3 and 4.

A Lichens

A Lichens

Primary Succession Test Questions

3. Which of the following statements best describes what is represented by A?

A. Primary succession is occurring.

B. Secondary succession is occurring.

C. A forest fire has probably occurred.

D. The climax stage has been reached.

4. Which of the following statements best describes what is represented by B?

A. The climax stage has been reached.

B. Pioneer species are forming soil.

C. Bare rock covers most of the area.

D. Secondary succession is occurring.

Use the map below to answer questions 5 and 6.

Use the map below to answer questions 5 and 6.

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Antarctic ¡=¡ Desert J ■ Qr<;le I_I Grassland I_I

Taiga

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Temperate deciduous forest

Taiga

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Temperate deciduous forest

5. What biome is located in the latitudes just south of the north pole?

A. taiga

B. temperate deciduous rain forest

C. tundra

D. temperate rain forest

6. The tropical rainforest biome is found primarily near the

A. Arctic Circle.

B. Tropic of Cancer.

C. equator.

D. Tropic of Capricorn.

7. Which of the following is composed of a mix of salt water and freshwater?

A. an intertidal zone

B. an estuary

C. a seashore

D. a coral reef

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8. Name two products that come from wetlands.

9. Which takes longer, primary succession or secondary succession? Why?

Use the photos below to answer questions 10 and 11.

Standardized Testing Answer Sheets

10. In what biome would you most likely find A? How is this animal adapted to survive in its biome?

11. In what biome would you most likely find B? How is this animal adapted to survive in its biome?

12. Which biome receives the most rainfall per year? Which receives the least rainfall?

13. Why are forests unlikely to develop in grasslands?

14. What are two kinds of wetlands? What kinds of animals are found in wetlands?

15. What organisms inhabit the upper zone of the open ocean and why are they so important?

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16. Explain how lichens contribute to the process of soil formation.

17. Compare and contrast a freshwater lake ecosystem with a freshwater pond ecosystem.

18. What special adaptations must all of the organisms that live in the intertidal zone have?

19. What are the differences between the temperate rain forest biome and the tropical rain forest biome?

Use the illustration below to answer questions 20 and 21.

Freshwater Biome Effects Humans

Zone A

Zone B Zone C

Zone D

Zone A

Zone B Zone C

Zone D

20. Identify and describe zone C in the diagram. What kinds of wildlife are found there?

21. Identify zone D and zone A. Describe the environment in each zone. Why might an organism that lives in zone A not be able to survive in zone D?

22. Discuss the effects of human impact on freshwater environments like lakes and ponds.

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    What two factors are most responsible for limiting life in a particular area?
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