Earth Science: Savanna Biome

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Earth Science: Savanna Biome.

1. What is another name for the savanna biome?
a. Temperate grasslands
b. Taiga Forest
c. Tundra
d. Tropical grasslands
e. Desert

2. Which of the following best describes the temperature in the savanna?
a. Cold all year long
b. Warm most of the year
c. Freezing all of the time
d. Extremely hot all year
e. Very hot or very cold depending on the time of year

3. On what continent is the largest savanna biome found?
a. Asia
b. Europe
c. South America
d. North America
e. Africa

4. Which of the following best describes the typical vegetation found in the savanna?
a. Grasses with scattered trees and shrubs
b. Sparse vegetation with lots of sand and rocks
c. Lush vegetation with lots of trees
d. Dense forest
e. All of the above

5. Which of the following animals would you find on the savanna?
a. Zebras
b. Elephants
c. Wildebeests
d. Lions
e. All of the above

6. What animal living in the savanna is considered the fastest land animal reaching speeds of 70 mph?
a. Lion
b. Zebra
c. Cheetah
d. Black mamba
e. Wildebeest

7. What event often occurs during the dry season of the savanna that helps to make way for new growth?
a. Dust storm
b. Fire
c. Earthquake
d. Flood
e. All of the above

8. What biome is slowly taking over the savanna in Africa due to overgrazing?
a. Temperate forest
b. Tundra
c. Rainforest
d. Taiga
e. Desert

9. What are the savanna grasslands in Australia called?
a. Bush
b. Prairie
c. Steppes
d. Pampas
e. Pitch

10. True or False: The African savanna is home to the elephant, the tallest land animal in the world.

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