The Distribution of Plants & Animals in the Caribbean, Central & South America

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Approximately how many islands make up the Caribbean region?

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1. Which of these birds are closely associated with the Caribbean?

2. Central America connects _______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The region encompassing the Caribbean, Central and South America is a broad and biologically diverse area. This quiz will test your understanding of the plant and animal species that live here. Terms you'll be assessed on include types of plants and animals, wet and dry ecosystems, and deforestation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of

  • Birds and animals of the region
  • South American ecosystems
  • Islands in the Caribbean

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Caribbean, Central and South American plants and animals
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Central and South America and the Caribbean ecosystems in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between South American and Central American flora and fauna

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ecological diversity of the Caribbean, Central and South America, review the accompanying lesson on the plants and animals of the region. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the amazing number of plants and animals that call the area home
  • Understand how deforestation affects these plants and animals
  • Know the differences between the Atacama Desert area and the South American Rain Forest
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