Overview of the Earth's Biomes


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The five major biomes include which of the following?

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1. Biomes are characterized by which of the following?

2. Which of the following biomes covers 3/4 of the Earth's surface?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the five major biomes of Earth and their features with this interactive quiz and worksheet. You will be asked to list the biomes, understand how they are categorized, and give characteristics of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Name the five major biomes
  • List how biomes are categorized
  • Select the biome that covers most of Earth's surface
  • Detail the precipitation requirements for a desert
  • Identify the largest terrestrial biome

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Earth's biomes
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the characteristics of the various biomes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the biome that cover three-fourths of the Earth's surface area

Additional Learning

To learn more about Earth's biomes, review the accompanying lesson called Overview of the Earth's Biomes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Name the biomes and list characteristics of each
  • Learn about the types of desert biomes
  • Review the coldest biome
  • Find out to which biome the term 'taiga' refers