Which one of the following inferences about the biological characteristics of a temperate–zone grassland is most stro...

amarachicynthia on August 2, 2021

Answer choice D

where is answer choice D supported in the passage?

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burdal on December 23, 2022

Also, why would B not be correct? The passage states that temperate zones are the ones most impacted...

Emil-Kunkin on December 25, 2022

Hi, the first paragraph tells us that we have more species in the same habitats closer to the equator, so the grassland near the equator is going to have more species than the one near the pole. B is wrong because I don't think the passage does tell us that

KiaBrodersen on September 20 at 01:16PM

Hello, I'm wondering what kinds of articles that I can read that can help me to adapt to these kinds of Science related passages. I know that you don't technically have to know the ins and outs of exactly what they are trying to say with "temperate-grasslands", but the only time they mention temperate grasslands is in this question and it doesn't mention anything else about them in the passage. How do I make an inference about temperate grasslands, when I don't even really know what that means in this context? Thank you!

Emil-Kunkin on September 21 at 07:19PM

Hi, I think that science articles intended for the general public are helpful. The economist and the nyt are great examples of texts that are not easy, but are also not intended for specialists.

I also think it's important to apply general common sense to passages. You should probably be familiar with the term temperate- or at least be able to get a sense of the term from the context given in the passage. You can also probably guess that grasslands are ecosystems dominated by grass, think like a savannah or a steppe. So you should be totally capable of putting those terms together. There's no magic to it- a lot of the time an educated guess as to what a term means, based on how it's used in the passage, is all that you need.

hassay18 on February 4 at 02:57AM

Doesn't the passage say that we're comparing artic and temperate lands to tropical lands? So then why does the answer compare temperate lands and artic lands?

Emil-Kunkin on February 6 at 04:10AM

The passage focuses on those two areas, but it uses them to exemplify a broader trend mentioned in the first paragraph: that we have more species diversity near the equator than at the poles. Thus the tropics are more diverse than the temperate mid latitudes, and the temperate mid latitudes are in turn more diverse than the arctic.