Deforestation: How Well You Know? Quiz

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What do you know about deforestation? Deforestation is the unfortunate clearing or removal of a forest or group of trees from land switched to a non-forest use. The worst kind of deforestation exists within the tropical rainforests, but it can also occur with ranches or farms. It may be wise to examine why we are deforesting these areas and what can stop it. This quiz will show you what deforestation is and where it is most affected.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is deforestation?

    • A.

      When people defrost all the trees in a forests.

    • B.

      When people cut down trees

    • C.

      When people cut down whole forest areas and other types of ecosystems

    • D.

      When people move forest to a different area

    Correct Answer
    C. When people cut down whole forest areas and other types of ecosystems
    Explanation
    Deforestation is the clearing or cutting down of forests and other ecosystems such as pasture, plantations and cropland.

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  • 2. 

    Deforestation is good for us.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is destorying our ecosystem.

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  • 3. 

    What is slash and burn?

    • A.

      A type of cooking.

    • B.

      A type of way to getting rid of trees.

    • C.

      A type of criminal offence.

    • D.

      A type of way to clear forest land for its soil.

    Correct Answer
    D. A type of way to clear forest land for its soil.
    Explanation
    “Slash and burn” means to cut down trees and then burn them afterwards. Once the rich soil from the forest area is weakened to an unusable state the person/peoples will use the “slash and burn’ technique again and again.

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  • 4. 

    Since 1600 what is the estimated forest area that the United States has lost due to deforestation?

    • A.

      90%

    • B.

      80%

    • C.

      50%

    • D.

      30%

    • E.

      10%

    Correct Answer
    A. 90%
    Explanation
    Since 1600 it is estimated that 90% of the United States’ forests have been cut down due to deforestation.

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  • 5. 

    Deforestation happens most in:

    • A.

      Forests

    • B.

      Temperate rainforests

    • C.

      Tropical rainforests

    Correct Answer
    C. Tropical rainforests
    Explanation
    Tropical rainforests have the most trees and the richest soil.

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  • 6. 

    Deforestation causes over 15% of greenhouse gas emissions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Because there are Co2 gases in trees so when you cut down they are released into the air creating greenhouse gas emissiosns.

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  • 7. 

    Which area in the world is the most affected by deforestation? 

    • A.

      The Amazon

    • B.

      The Philippines

    • C.

      Indonesia

    • D.

      The Atlantic Forest

    Correct Answer
    A. The Amazon
    Explanation
    The Amazon is the correct answer because it is widely recognized as the most affected area by deforestation. It is home to the largest tropical rainforest in the world and has experienced significant deforestation due to activities such as logging, agriculture, and mining. The Amazon plays a crucial role in regulating the global climate and is a habitat for numerous plant and animal species, making its deforestation a matter of global concern.

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  • 8. 

    Why is deforestation happening?

    • A.

      For fun/joy

    • B.

      For cattle ranching

    • C.

      For entertainment

    • D.

      For farming

    • E.

      For mining

    • F.

      For oil and gases

    • G.

      So they can replant trees

    • H.

      For more animals to roam freely

    • I.

      For agriculture

    • J.

      For more room to live

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. For cattle ranching
    D. For farming
    E. For mining
    F. For oil and gases
    I. For agriculture
    J. For more room to live
    Explanation
    Deforestation is happening for various reasons such as cattle ranching, farming, mining, oil and gases extraction, agriculture, and the need for more living space. These activities often involve clearing large areas of forests to make way for these purposes. Cattle ranching requires clearing land for grazing, while farming involves clearing forests for cultivating crops. Mining, oil, and gas extraction also require clearing forests to access resources. Agriculture and the need for more living space also contribute to deforestation as more land is needed for cultivation and human settlements.

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  • 9. 

    Because of deforestation our air is going to become less and less_____.

    Correct Answer(s)
    clean
    breathable
    Explanation
    Due to deforestation, the removal of trees and vegetation reduces the natural filtration of air pollutants. As a result, the air becomes less clean and breathable. Trees play a crucial role in absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, maintaining air quality. Deforestation disrupts this balance, leading to an increase in air pollution and making the air less clean and breathable for humans and other living organisms.

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  • 10. 

    What will happen after a period of time to the forest floor if all the trees are removed?

    • A.

      The trees will grow back

    • B.

      The land will become a large mud pond

    • C.

      The rich soil will turn into barren desert area

    Correct Answer
    C. The rich soil will turn into barren desert area
    Explanation
    The rich soil from forests are there because the large trees cover the harsh suns rays and so when the trees are removed the sun will evaporate all the moisture in the soil turning it into a dry desert area.

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  • 11. 

    At the rate that deforestation is going at, how many years is it hypothesised that all the trees will be completely vanish?

    • A.

      10 years

    • B.

      100 years

    • C.

      200 years

    • D.

      500 years

    • E.

      600 years

    • F.

      800 years

    • G.

      1000 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 100 years
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, it is hypothesized that all the trees will completely vanish in 100 years. This suggests that deforestation is occurring at a rapid pace and if it continues at the current rate, it is estimated that within a century, there will be no trees left. This highlights the urgency to address deforestation and take immediate action to protect and preserve forests.

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  • 12. 

    How many animals, plant and insect species are we losing each day due to deforestation?

    • A.

      90

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      120

    • D.

      130

    Correct Answer
    D. 130
    Explanation
    Due to there habitat being cut down these animals, plants and insects species will soon become extinct.

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  • 13. 

    How many soccer fields of forest area are being cut down per minute?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      31

    • C.

      32

    • D.

      33

    • E.

      34

    • F.

      35

    • G.

      36

    Correct Answer
    G. 36
    Explanation
    12-15 million hectares of forest area is cut down each year.

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  • 14. 

    What are the effects of deforestation?

    • A.

      More greenhouse gases

    • B.

      Disturb the water cycle

    • C.

      Reduced biodiversity

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Deforestation has several negative effects. Firstly, it leads to an increase in greenhouse gases, specifically carbon dioxide, as trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Without trees, there is an imbalance in the carbon cycle, contributing to climate change. Secondly, deforestation disrupts the water cycle by reducing the amount of water vapor released into the atmosphere through transpiration. This can lead to decreased rainfall and droughts in affected areas. Lastly, deforestation results in a loss of biodiversity as many species rely on forest habitats for their survival. Therefore, all of the given options are correct.

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  • 15. 

    What can you do to reduce deforestation?

    • A.

      Use less paper or use recycled paper

    • B.

      Clear more area of plants to grow trees

    • C.

      Make deforestation more aware to the public

    • D.

      Replant trees

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Use less paper or use recycled paper
    C. Make deforestation more aware to the public
    D. Replant trees
    Explanation
    To reduce deforestation, several actions can be taken. Firstly, using less paper or opting for recycled paper can help reduce the demand for new trees to be cut down. Secondly, making the public more aware of the consequences and impacts of deforestation can lead to a greater understanding and support for conservation efforts. Lastly, replanting trees is crucial in restoring and replenishing the areas that have been deforested. By combining these actions, we can contribute to the reduction of deforestation and promote a more sustainable approach to resource consumption.

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