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1 NAME DATE The Desert Biome Review 1) Which best describes the climate in the desert? a) a warm climate c) a hot climate b) a dry climate d) a windy climate 2) What kind of soil is found in the desert? 3) How much rain falls in the desert? 4) Which adaptation helps plants conserve water? a) thick stems c) wide leaves b) spines d) small leaves 5) Which adaptations help plants store water? a) long, thick roots b) thick stems and waxy skin c) shallow, wide roots d) large leaves and thorns 6) Which adaptation protects some plants from being eaten? a) thick, waxy skin c) thorns or spines b) thick stems d) thick leaves

2 7) What does nocturnal mean? a) being able to blend in with the environment b) being active at night and sleeping during the day c) soil that does not have very much humus d) a biome with a hot temperatures and a dry climate 8) Which adaptation helps protect some desert animals from their enemies? a) being nocturnal c) moving quickly b) light colored fur d) camouflage 9) Which adaptation helps some desert animals stay cool? a) light colored fur c) short, thick fur b) long ears d) small feet -Answer this question with one or more complete sentences. -Be sure to discuss both types of roots. 10) How do a plant s roots help it survive in the desert?

3 # NAME DATE The Grassland Biome Open Book Review -If the statement is true, write T. If it is false, write F. 1) Tropical grasslands are found in Africa. 2) Temperate grasslands have trees. 3) Tropical grasslands have soil rich with humus. 4) Temperate grasslands have a mild climate. 5) Temperate grasslands are found in North America. 6) Which describes the seasons of the tropical grasslands? a) Tropical grasslands have a wet and a hot season. b) Tropical grasslands have a hot and dry season. c) Tropical grasslands have a warm and cold season. d) Tropical grasslands have a rainy and a dry season. 7) Which statement best describes the tropical grasslands? a) They are near the equator and dry all year. b) They have a mild climate and four seasons. c) They are near the equator and warm all year. d) They have warm climate and four seasons. 8) Which statement best describes the temperate grasslands? a) They are near the equator and dry all year. b) They have a mild climate and four seasons. c) They are near the equator and have two seasons. d) They have a hot, dry season and a wet season.

4 -Answer the next two questions with one or more complete sentences. 9) Why is grass on the grassland important? Give two reasons why the grass is important. 10) Which adaptation helps the grass on the grassland survive after a fire?

5 # NAME DATE The Forest Biome Open Book Review 1) Which best describes a tropical forest? a) It is a forest that has four seasons. b) It is a forest that has a hot, dry summer. c) It is a forest that is hot and wet all year. d) It is a forest that that has two seasons. 2) Which best describes a temperate forest? a) It is a forest that has a cold, wet winter. b) It is a forest that has four seasons. c) It is a forest that has a dry, hot summer. d) It is a forest that has two seasons. -If the answer is true, write T. If it is false, write F. 3) Deciduous trees are evergreen trees. 4) Coniferous trees have a waxy coating on their leaves. 5) Deciduous trees grow in temperate forests. 6) Coniferous trees grow in tropical forests. 7) Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall. 8) Mimicry means to imitate another living thing. 9) Hibernation is a form of camouflage. 10) Buttresses are special root structures.

6 11) How are mimicry and camouflage different? 12) What adaptations help coniferous trees survive the cold, winter weather?

7 # NAME DATE The Arctic Tundra Open Book Review 1) How are plants in the arctic tundra alike? a) None of the plants have roots. b) All of the plants have shallow roots. c) None of the plants have seeds. d) All of the plants are small in size. 2) How are the plants in the arctic tundra different? a) Some have shallow roots, and some do not have roots. b) Some have dark flowers, and some have light flowers. c) Some have small leaves, and some have larger leaves. d) Some have short stems, and some have long stems. 3) Which statement best describes the summer season? a) The summer season is very warm and wet. b) The summer season is warm and long. c) The summer season is cool and short. d) The summer season is cool and wet. 4) Which statement best describes the winter season? a) Winter in the arctic is very cold, but short. b) Winter in the arctic is very cold and dark. c) Winter in the arctic is cloudy and rainy. d) Winter in the arctic is very long and snowy. 5) What does migrate mean? a) to change color from season to season b) to move from one place to another c) to sleep during the cold, winter months d) to imitate another living thing in color or shape

8 6) What is permafrost? a) snow covered ground c) soggy, wet soil b) frozen top soil d) soil that is always frozen 7) During which season does the sun never set? 8) What is blubber? a) thick fur c) a layer of fat b) water-proof skin d) wide, furry feet -Answer the question with one or more complete sentences. 9) Why do plants in the arctic tundra have shallow roots? 10) How does wide, furry feet help animals in the arctic tundra? _

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