Natural Vegetation and Wildlife - Worksheets

 CBSE Worksheet 01

Natural Vegetation and Wildlife

  1. Mediterranean regions are known as

    1. large fodder land of the world

    2. rice bowl of the world

    3. taiga region

    4. orchards of the world

  2. Rohtang pass is full of

    1. Snow

    2. Short grass

    3. Both snow and grass

    4. Water

  3. Following hardwood trees found in tropical deciduous forest
    1. rosewood, teak, ebony and shisham
    2. rosewood, teak, mahogany and ebony
    3. ebony, mahogany and rosewood
    4. sal, teak, neem and shisham
  4. Tropical evergreen forests of Brazil are like

    1. Velds

    2. lungs of earth

    3. Hardwood forests

    4. Grasslands

  5. Grasslands grow in the regions of

    1. None of these

    2. poor rain

    3. heavy rain

    4. moderate rain

  6. Match the following:

    Column AColumn B
    (i) Walrus(a) Soft wood tree
    (ii) Cedar(b) An animal of tropical deciduous forest
    (iii) Olives(c) A polar animal
    (iv) Elephants(d) A citrus fruit
  7. Fill in the blanks:

    ________ regions are known as orchards of the world.

  8. State true or false:

    Coniferous forests are found in the southern hemisphere.

  9. What type of grasslands are prairie grasslands?

  10. Which forests are called lungs of the earth?

  11. Mention one special feature of coniferous forests.

  12. Give an account of grasslands known by different names in different regions.

  13. Discuss the various types of forests.

CBSE Worksheet 01
Natural Vegetation and Wildlife


  1. (d) orchards of the world Explanation: orchards of the world
  2. (c) Both snow and grass Explanation: Both snow and grass
  3. (d) sal, teak, neem and shisham Explanation: The hardwood trees found in these forests are sal, teak, neem and shisham
  4. (b) lungs of earth Explanation: lungs of earth
  5. (d) moderate rain Explanation: moderate rain
  6. (i)-(c), (ii)-(a), (iii)-(d), (iv)-(b).

  7. Mediterranean
  8. False

  9. Prairie grasslands are temperate grasslands.

  10. The tropical evergreen forest in Brazil is so enormous that it is like the lungs of the earth

  11. These forests have tall and softwood evergreen trees.e. The woods of these trees are very useful for making pulp, which is used for manufacturing paper and newsprint. Match boxes and packing boxes are also made from softwood

  12. Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses and bushes. Grasslands are known by different names in different regions.
    Tropical Grasslands:

    Temperate Grasslands:

    1. East Africa- Savannah.
    2. Brazil- Campos.
    3. Venezuela- Llanos.
    4. Argentina- Pampas.
    5. North America- Prairie.
    6. South Africa- Veld.
    7. Central Asia- Steppe.
    8. Australia- Down.
  13. Types of forests:

    1. Tropical evergreen forests
    2. Tropical deciduous forests
    3. Temperate evergreen forests  
    4. Temperate deciduous forests
    5. Mediterranean vegetation  
    6. Coniferous forests

    1. Tropical evergreen forests. These forests are very dense and found in the regions near the equator and close to the tropics. These regions receive heavy rain throughout the year. The trees of these forests do not shed their leaves altogether and therefore they remain green all the time. Hardwood trees like rosewood, ebony and mahogany are found here.
    2. Tropical deciduous forests. These forest are found in the regions which experience seasonal changes. Trees shed their leaves in the dry season to conserve water. The hardwood trees like sal, teak, neem and shisham are found here. Animals like tigers, lions, elephants, langoors and monkeys are commonly found in these forests.
    3. Temperate evergreen forests. The temperate evergreen forests are located in the midlatitudinal coastal region. These forests are commonly found along the eastern margin of the continent e.g., In south east USA, South China and in South East Brazil.. They comprise both hard and softwood trees. For example, oak, pine, eucalyptus, etc
    4. Temperate deciduous forests. Trees of these forests shed their leaves in dry 'season'.Oak, ash, beech, etc. are common trees grown here. Deer, foxes, wolves, etc. are the common animals found in these forests. These are found in the north eastern part of USA, China, New Zealand, Chile and also found in the coastal regions of Western Europe.
    5. Mediterranean vegetation. It is mostly found in the areas around the Mediterranean sea in Europe, Africa and Asia. Citrus fruits like oranges, figs, olives and grapes are commonly cultivated in the Mediterranean regions.
    6. Coniferous forests. They are also called Taiga. They are tall, softwood evergreen trees. Chir, pine, cedar are chief variety of trees found in these forests. Silver, fox, mink, polar bear, etc. are the animals that are commonly found here.