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Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781305967359
Chapter 43, Problem 8SA
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Grasslands most often are found _______.

a. near the equator c. in the interior of continents
b. at high altitudes d. in rain shadows

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Grasslands are areas, where the major dominant vegetation is grasses. Low-growing grasses and woody plants are the main vegetation. Grasslands have sparse and infrequent rain, strong winds, and intervals of drought. They are adapted to periodic lightning-ignited fires. Grasslands are found in all continents except Antarctica. They are known as ‘Steppes’ in Asia, ‘Prairies’ in North America, ‘Pampas’ in South America, ‘Savannahs’ in Africa and ‘Rangelands’ in Australia.

Explanation of Solution

Reasons for correct answer:

Option a. is given as “in the interiors of continents.”

Grasslands are biomes having grasses as the dominant vegetation, with small amounts of other herbs and shrubs. The multi-branched root system of these grasses holds the soil in place. They are found in places where there is less rainfall for a forest to grow, but not too little to form a desert. Grasslands can be found in all major continents of the world, except Antarctica. Therefore, option c. is correct.

Reasons for incorrect answer:

Option a...

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