Tundra is characterized by:(A) trees such as beech, maple, and oak (B) high biodiversity (C) barrenness (D) a short growing season following rainfall (E) none of the above

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I would answer E, none of the above.  There are two types of tundra:  alpine and arctic.  Both have low biodiversity, cold climates, simple vegetation, and a very short growing season.  That being said, the growing season does not necessarily rely on rainfall, it may just have ice melt.

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