Distribution of Plants & Animals in East Asia


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Which of the following East Asian countries is the most biologically-diverse in the world?

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1. Which of the following East Asian countries contains the largest salamander in the world?

2. Where in China might you find the golden larch tree?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

East Asia is a large area of land that encompasses the countries of China, Japan, and North and South Korea, and it features five distinct climate types. Because of its size and diversity of climate, East Asia holds a diverse number of plants and animals. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the flora and fauna of East Asia. Some things you'll be assessed on include the biological diversity of East Asian countries, types of animals in East Asia, and where you might find specific types of plants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Which East Asian country is the most biologically-diverse in the world
  • Which country contains the world's largest salamander
  • Where in China might one find the golden larch tree
  • Fruit trees in the Korean peninsula
  • Where in Japan might one find mangroves and ferns

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the flora and fauna of East Asia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the specific climates of East Asia and the plant and animal life found there
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the East Asian ecosystems and their relationship to East Asian plant and animal life

Additional Learning

To learn more about East Asian plant and animal life, review the accompanying lesson called Distribution of Plants & Animals in East Asia. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • How many species of fish China alone contains
  • China's symbol of animal life
  • Number of mammal species in Japan