SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 250: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 250

20. The graph on the left shows the average monthly temperature and precipitation in Taiyuan, China. Taiyuan's average annual temperature is 10.3°C, and its average annual precipitation is 381 mm, or 38.1 cm. The graph on the right depicts the classification of biomes according to precipitation and temperature.

According to the graphs, in which type of biome is Taiyuan, China, located?

A. Subtropical desert
B. Tropical rain forest
C. Temperate grassland
D. Temperate rain forest
E. Temperate seasonal forest

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

According to the graphs, Taiyuan, China, is a temperate grassland. Its average annual temperature is 10.3°C, and its average annual precipitation is 381 mm, or 38.1 cm.

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