Distribution of Plants & Animals in Africa & the Middle East


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What species was present in the Middle East until it was hunted to extinction?

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1. What best describes the savanna?

2. Deforestation is a problem on the southern boundary of which desert?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Due to their mainly arid and dry climate, North Africa and the Middle East are home to plants and animals suited for a hot, desert environment. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the flora and fauna in these regions. Some things you'll be assessed on include which species have been native to specific areas in the past, the climate of areas within North Africa, and characteristics of major environments within the region.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these geography assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What species was hunted to extinction in the Middle East
  • The characteristics of the savanna
  • Which desert suffers from deforestation
  • What resource threatens the populations of certain animal species today
  • Which crops were domesticated by human inhabitants of the Middle East

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various types of plants and animals native to North Africa and the Middle East
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on what factors led to the development of African and Middle Eastern flora and fauna, and which factors threaten them
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how climate, landscape, and human activity have affected animal and plant life in this region

Additional Learning

To learn more about animal and plant life in the region, review the lesson called Distribution of Plants & Animals in Africa & the Middle East. This geography lesson covers these topics:

  • Plant life in North Africa and the Middle East
  • Animal life in North Africa and the Middle East
  • The regional climate that led to the development of plant and animal species
  • The effects of human activities on these life forms