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Question 1: The word "tundra" usually refers only to the areas where the subsoil is ________, or permanently frozen soil.
PalsaPatterned groundActive layerPermafrost

Question 2:
Tundra, Vodka and Taiga are all:
Climate Environment of the Arctic Arctic geography terminology Russian loanwords

Question 3: In physical geography, tundra is a ________ where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons.
Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublandsTemperate broadleaf and mixed forestsBiomeDeserts and xeric shrublands

Question 4: The ecotone (or ecological boundary region) between the tundra and the forest is known as the ________ or timberline.
FranceUnited StatesCanadaTree line

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Hikers traversing the Franconia Ridge in the White Mountains, New Hampshire, United States, much of which is in the alpine zone.
  Hikers traversing the Franconia Ridge in the White Mountains, New Hampshire, United States, much of which is in the alpine zone.
  Map of arctic tundra
  Tundra in Greenland

Question 6: Another concern is that about one third of the world's soil-bound ________ is in taiga and tundra areas.
AluminiumOxygenCarbonUranium

Question 7: However, some portions of the continent, particularly the ________, have areas of rocky soil that support plant life.
Antarctic PeninsulaAntarcticaVostok StationEast Antarctica

Question 8: The ________ of the tundras is low: 1,700 species of vascular plants and only 48 land mammals can be found, although thousands of insects and birds migrate there each year for the marshes.
BiodiversityConservation biologyNatureEcology

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  Tundra region with fjords, glaciers and mountains. Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen.
  Map of arctic tundra
  Hikers traversing the Franconia Ridge in the White Mountains, New Hampshire, United States, much of which is in the alpine zone.
  Tundra on the Péninsule Rallier du Baty, Kerguelen Islands.

Question 10: Alpine tundra is an ecozone that does not contain trees because it has high ________.
AltimeterAltitudeSea levelAtmospheric pressure
















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