Distribution of Plants & Animals in the United States


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Which of the following is NOT a climate found in the United States?

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1. Which of the following animals is found across almost the whole of the US?

2. Moving from East to West, which of these descriptions of the general plant-life is accurate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Given the size of the United States, it's no surprise that it contains a wide variety of different plant and animal life. However, even with its size, the United States still has a notable variety of different flora and fauna in different areas. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the various types of plant and animal life in the United States. Some things you'll be assessed on include which climates are and are not found in the United States, which animals have a wide distribution across the U.S., and how plant life changes across the country.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will ask:

  • Which climates are NOT found in the United States
  • Which animal is found across almost the entire country
  • How plant life in the U.S. changes going from east to west
  • Where alligators and crocodiles are found
  • Why so many species are only found in nature preserves and national parks

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the flora and fauna of the United States
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of plants and animals in the United States, and their distribution
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the specific types of geographic areas in the United States and understand their relation to plant and animal life

Additional Learning

To learn more about plant and animal life in the United States, review the accompanying lesson, Distribution of Plants & Animals in the United States. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Regions of the United States
  • Native animals
  • Native plants