What Are Tropical Rainforests? - Definition, Plants & Animals


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What of the following characteristics are NOT typical of tropical rainforests?

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1. What is species richness?

2. How much rain must fall in an area for it to be considered a tropical rainforest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tropical rainforests are one of the most vibrant and diverse biomes on earth. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of tropical rainforests. Some things you'll be assessed on include typical characteristics of tropical rainforests, the definition of species richness, and how much rain must fall in an area for it to be considered a tropical rainforest.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on rainforests, including:

  • Typical characteristics
  • Definition of 'species richness'
  • Rainfall amounts
  • Native animals
  • Vegetation

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding rainfall amounts in rainforests
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific characteristics of rainforests and how they contribute to the plant and animal life found there
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on species richness and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled What Are Tropical Rainforests? - Definition, Plants & Animals. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Biomes
  • Soil quality of tropical rainforests
  • Animals and plants of tropical rainforests