Forest-our lifeline Worksheet-4

Forest-our lifeline Worksheet-4


Multiple-Choice Questions:

  1. Which among the following is the main reason for survival of some dense forests in India?

(a) Environmentalists                     

(b) Scientific forestry

(c) Villages protected them as sacred grooves

(d) Conservationists


  1. Which of the following biome is characterized by rapid nutrient cycling and high biomass?

(a) Tundra                                        (b) Savanna forests

(c) Tropical rain forests                   (d) Deciduous forests


  1. In the Andes Mountains biome, where do we find llamas?

(a) The middle deciduous mixed forest

(b) The upper slopes above the tree line

(c) The lower tropical forest

(d) The valley floor


  1. Why rainforest biomes used for large scale agriculture are unsustainable?

(a) Because it is too wet

(b) Because temperatures are too warm

(c) Because the soils are too thin

(d) Because soils have poor nutrition


  1. Which of the following plant species’ characteristic is not associated with fire-prone savanna areas?

(a) Large below ground biomass storage

(b) Rapid shoot growth

(c) Large above ground biomass storage

(d) All of these


  1. Which biome is characterised by very large, mostly evergreen trees and ultisols? (Ultisols-Red clay soils)

(a) Tundra                                        (b) Temperate Deciduous

(c) Savanna                                      (d) Equatorial and tropical forests


  1. Which of the following is not a major factor for producing regions in the Biosphere?

(a) Moisture availability                

(b) Temperature regime

(c) The concentration of soil organisms

(d) Humans


  1. Under what temperature range do we find the Taiga?

(a) Where there is between 1 and 5 months with mean temperature above 20oC

(b) Where temperatures never exceed 10oC

(c)  Where only 1 month of the year has a mean temperature above 10oC

(d) Where there is between 1 and 5 months with the mean temperature above 10oC


  1. Which biome is often transitional between tropical rainforests and hot deserts?

(a) Savanna                                     (b) Freshwater wetlands

(c) Taiga                                           (d) Deciduous


  1. In which of the following climatic conditions are xerophytic plants specifically adapted to?

(a) Cold temperatures                    (b) Limited moisture availability

(c) Saline conditions                       (d) Hot temperatures


Answer Key:

  1. (C)
  2. (C)
  3. (B)
  4. (D)
  5. (C)
  6. (D)
  7. (C)
  8. (D)
  9. (A)
  10. (B)