Chapter 7 Quiz Review

Question 1 of 12

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The common characteristic of all deserts is

Select one of the following:

  • hot temperature

  • low annual rainfall

  • simple ecosystem

  • mineral-poor soil

Question 2 of 12

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The rainshadow effect causes

Select one of the following:

  • desertification

  • leaching

  • natural desert formation

  • increased precipitation

Question 3 of 12

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The main difference between deserts and the tundra is

Select one of the following:

  • amount of precipitation

  • moisture content of the air

  • limited topsoil

  • temperature

Question 4 of 12

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Leaching

Select one of the following:

  • is common is desert climates

  • increases the mineral content of the soil

  • is unrelated to the amount of rainfall

  • washes minerals from the topsoil

Question 5 of 12

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Desertification is caused by

Select one of the following:

  • human activity

  • solar heating patterns

  • leaching of the soil

  • temperature variation

Question 6 of 12

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Adaptations to desert life do not include

Select one of the following:

  • long limbs and ears

  • a waterproof covering

  • a large, compact body

  • an ability to store water

Question 7 of 12

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The spines of a desert plant

Select one of the following:

  • provide protection

  • increase surface area

  • store water

  • are unique to the cacti of the Western Hemisphere

Question 8 of 12

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The limiting factor in the tundra is

Select one of the following:

  • rainfall

  • temperature

  • sunlight

  • soil nutrients

Question 9 of 12

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Migratory birds in the tundra feed mostly on

Select one of the following:

  • seeds

  • small rodents

  • lichens

  • flies and mosquitoes

Question 10 of 12

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Tundra ecosystems are considered to be fragile because of

Select one of the following:

  • the low humidity

  • low biodiversity

  • low economic value

  • low latitude

Question 11 of 12

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The Trans-Alaska Pipeline was built above ground to prevent

Select one of the following:

  • the migration of caribou and other animals

  • damage to the fragile tundra topsoil

  • melting of the permafrost

  • tourists and other travelers from crossing

Question 12 of 12

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Compared to the desert fennec fox, you might expect the Arctic fox to have

Select one of the following:

  • longer legs

  • shorter ears

  • shorter fur

  • larger eyes

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