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Antarctica Vocabulary Quiz

Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. conservationist A type of plant that is native to the mountain regions and can grow on rocks or upper elevations
2. treacherous Changing to fit into an environment or situation
3. terrain Hazardous because of presenting dangers or unseen harm
4. hemisphere A fungus that grows symbiotically with algae to form a crust on rocks and trees
5. continent A small area of grass that is longer than any grass that surrounds it or a tuft of hair or feather
6. tundra A vast flat treeless Arctic region in which permafrost exists
7. permafrost A thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, this is typically only found in polar regions
8. lichens Very cold area around the North Pole
9. arctic Any of the seven largest land masses on the Earth (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America)
10. tundra The way a piece of land is described such as rough or grassy or smooth
11. alpine An area of land that has a particular purpose or characteristic
12. polar Someone or a group of people who try to help the earth and animals any way they can
13. adaptations Of or pertaining to the North or South Pole
14. tussocks A place that can give temporary protection form harm such as attackers or bad weather
15. shelter Half a sphere, half the Earth that is usually divided into north and south by the equator and east and west by the prime meridian

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