Biological Diversity and the Forest: Ecosystems of the Rainforests and Temperate Forests


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Which forest type(s) experience significant seasonal variation in temperature?

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1. A forest's biodiversity is generally dependent on latitude. Where would you find the highest biodiversity on the planet?

2. If you wanted to chop down your own Christmas tree, in which forest type(s) should you look?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the diversity of biological organisms within rainforests and temperate forests. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include which types of forests experience all four seasons as well as which types can lose their leaves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The types of forests that experience all four seasons
  • The types of forests that lose their leaves
  • The type of forest that has the highest biodiversity
  • The type of forest in which monkeys live
  • The type of forest that contains pine trees
  • The type of forest that contains evergreens

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as coniferous forest and deciduous forest
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on biological diversity in rainforests and temperate forests
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the features of different types of forests

Additional Learning

To learn more about the diversified nature of both rainforests and temperate forests, review the corresponding lesson on Biological Diversity in Rainforests and Temperate Forests. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between deciduous forests, coniferous forests and rainforests
  • Know the differences in leaves between these forests
  • Understand how temperature differs between these forest types
  • Explore the biodiversity of each forest type