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Distribution of Plants & Animals in Australia & the Pacific Islands

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What is an endemic animal or plant?

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1. Why do Australia and the Pacific Islands have so many endemic species?

2. What is the most common vegetation type in Australia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll need to answer several multiple-choice questions to pass this short quiz, and you'll receive your scores immediately. The quiz covers topics like endemic species, the unique aspects of the region and regional vegetation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to check what you know about the following:

  • What 'endemic' means when referring to a plant or animal
  • The reason that Australia and the Pacific Islands have so many endemic species
  • The most common type of vegetation in Australia
  • Why the presence of frogs in New Zealand is surprising
  • Species found in Australia

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the distribution of flora and fauna in Australia and the Pacific Islands
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the prominence of endemic species in the region and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Australian landscape

Additional Learning

Keep exploring the plants and animals that call Australia and the Pacific Islands home by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Distribution of Plants & Animals in Australia & the Pacific Islands. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The climate in Australia and the Pacific Islands
  • Endemism
  • Marsupials and placental mammals
  • Dwarfism vs. gigantism
  • Native plants of the region
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