Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines


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On a total net basis, which biome is the most productive?

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Which of the following statements about estuaries are true?

A. They are the gateway to freshwater breeding grounds of some marine animals

B. They are the breeding grounds for many types of aquatic animals

C. Estuaries are resistant to pollution because the constant inflow of freshwater flushes the pollutants out into the ocean.

D. They are areas where freshwater streams or rivers merge with the sea

2. What is a taiga biome?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of biomes, each with its own set of unique characteristics. In this lesson, you will read about types of biomes found throughout the United States and be able to identify them through their location and description.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Types of biomes such as chaparral, extreme desert, tundra, taiga, and open ocean
  • Characteristics of estuaries
  • Sierra Nevada mountain range

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 biomes in the United States
  • Critical thinking - consider and discuss the impacts humans have on the biomes they inhabit
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast characteristics of biomes

Additional Learning

To learn more about biomes, review the accompanying lesson on tundra, taiga, temperate grassland, and coastline biomes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between types of biomes
  • Define estuaries
  • Understand the consequences of polluting and destroying estuaries
  • Identify biomes found throughout the United States
  • Discuss change in biomes due to human activity