Quiz  /  Tundra
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the tundra biome?

  • It has a short growing season
  • The ground below the topsoil is frozen
  • It is cold
  • It gets lots of precipitation in the form of snow
  • 2. 
    What do scientists call the permanently frozen ground that sits just below the topsoil of the tundra?

  • Permafrost
  • Ice layer
  • Cold dirt
  • Frozen clay
  • 3. 
    What do we call a tundra biome that consists of land high in the mountains above the tree line?

  • Frozen tundra
  • Alpine tundra
  • Arctic tundra
  • High tundra
  • 4. 
    What do we call a tundra biome that is located in the far north along the Arctic Circle?

  • Frozen tundra
  • Arctic tundra
  • Alpine tundra
  • High tundra
  • 5. 
    What is the longest season in the northern tundra?

  • Winter
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • 6. 
    Which of the following plants typically cannot grow in the tundra?

  • Trees
  • Grasses
  • Lichens
  • Herbs
  • 7. 
    Which of the following animals are active in the tundra during the winter?

  • All of the above
  • Musk oxen
  • Ermines
  • Snowy owls
  • 8. 
    Which of the following animals migrates south for the winter away from the tundra?

  • Caribou
  • Insects
  • Musk oxen
  • Ermines
  • 9. 
    Why do many animals that live in the tundra have small ears and tails?

  • In order to sleep better in the winter
  • Because food is so scarce
  • So they lose less heat in the cold
  • Because they don't need to hear well
  • 10. 
    True or False: The tundra is much more active with plant and animal life in the winter than in the summer.

  • TRUE
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