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Question 1: The appearance of mountains in the western United States during the ________ and Pliocene epochs, a period of some 25 million years, created a continental climate favorable to the evolution of grasslands.
Geologic time scaleMioceneLanghianEocene

Question 2: Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except ________.
DesertAtacama DesertKalahari DesertAntarctica

Question 3: They are part of the montane grasslands and shrublands and also constitute ________.
Temperate broadleaf and mixed forestsMangroveBiomeTundra

Question 4: High-altitude grasslands located on high mountain ranges around the world, like the Páramo of the ________.
Physical geographyGeographyAndesGran Chaco

Question 5: Grasslands that are flooded seasonally or year-round, like the Everglades of Florida or the Pantanal of Brazil, ________ and Paraguay.They are classified with flooded savannas as the flooded grasslands and savannas biome and occur mostly in the tropics and subtropics.

Question 6: Similar to montane grasslands, ________ can have grasses, but high soil moisture means that few tundras are grass-dominated today.
TundraBiomeTemperate broadleaf and mixed forestsMangrove

Question 7: Following the Pleistocene ________, grasslands expanded in range in the hotter, drier climates, and began to become the dominant land feature worldwide.
Ice ageQuaternary glaciationLast glacial periodLittle Ice Age

Question 8: These grasslands are classified with tropical and subtropical ________ and shrublands as the tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome.
SteppeMangroveMontane grasslands and shrublandsSavanna

Question 9: Mites, insect larvae, nematodes and ________ inhabit deep soil, which can reach 6 metres (20 ft) underground in undisturbed grasslands on the richest soils of the world.

Question 10: Typical large mammals include the Blue Wildebeest, ________, Giant Anteater and Przewalski's Horse.
MooseBighorn SheepAmerican BisonElk


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