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Are you looking to learn some deforestation facts and questions? Deforestation is the act in which people cut down forested areas for different reasons with the major one being agriculture. This action has led to the estimation that in less than a hundred years, there may be no rainforest. Take up this quiz and get to see what new information you might gather from it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How much of our planet is covered in forests?

    • A.

      4/5

    • B.

      2/3

    • C.

      1/4

    • D.

      1/3

    • E.

      1/5

    Correct Answer
    D. 1/3
    Explanation
    Forests cover about a third of the earth.

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  • 2. 

    How can forests be increased?

    • A.

      Natural regeneration

    • B.

      Planting new trees in previously unforested areas

    • C.

      Replanting trees in deforested areas

    • D.

      All of the above.

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Forests can be increased through natural regeneration, which refers to the process of allowing forests to regrow on their own through the dispersal of seeds and the growth of new trees. Planting new trees in previously unforested areas is another method to increase forests, as it involves intentionally introducing trees to areas that were previously devoid of forest cover. Additionally, replanting trees in deforested areas is an important strategy to restore forests that have been cleared or damaged. Therefore, all of the options mentioned above contribute to increasing forests.

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  • 3. 

    How much forest area is lost per minute because of deforestation as of 2023?

    • A.

      11 Soccer fields.

    • B.

      100 Square Acres

    • C.

      2 square miles.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    • E.

      A lot.

    Correct Answer
    A. 11 Soccer fields.
    Explanation
    We lose about 11 Soccer fields of forest area each minute due to deforestation.

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  • 4. 

    How much forest is destroyed each year due to deforestation?

    • A.

      An area about the size of Panama.

    • B.

      500 sq. miles

    • C.

      78,000 sq. Kilometers.

    • D.

      400 acres

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. An area about the size of Panama.
    C. 78,000 sq. Kilometers.
    Explanation
    Both A and C are correct. Each year, we lose about 78,000 sq. Kilometers (or an area about the size of the country Panama) each year due to deforestation.

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  • 5. 

    What are some of the effects on the environment due to deforestation?

    • A.

      Loss of biodiversity & habitats.

    • B.

      Soil erosion.

    • C.

      Disrupts the water cycle-less water makes it to the atmosphere.

    • D.

      Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere-a cause of global warming. Less tress means less CO2 being removed from the atmosphere.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    All of these are consequences of deforestation. Trees take water from the ground and release it into the atmosphere and they also hold soil together and keep it from eroding and being washed away.

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  • 6. 

     At the current rate of deforestation, it is estimated that half of the Amazon rainforest will be gone by:

    • A.

      2020

    • B.

      2075

    • C.

      2012

    • D.

      2200

    • E.

      2030

    Correct Answer
    E. 2030
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2030. This is based on the given information that the current rate of deforestation is causing the Amazon rainforest to disappear. By extrapolating this rate, it is estimated that half of the rainforest will be gone by 2030.

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  • 7. 

    Rain forest land is most often cleared for?

    • A.

      Factories

    • B.

      Businesses

    • C.

      Pasture

    • D.

      Farmland

    • E.

      Parks

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Pasture
    D. Farmland
    Explanation
    The rain forest is most often cleared to make room for pasture and farmland.

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  • 8. 

    Farmland that is in a cleared area of rain forest can usually support crops for how long?

    • A.

      3 years

    • B.

      20 years

    • C.

      Forever

    • D.

      10 years

    • E.

      50 years

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 years
    Explanation
    When forest area is cleared and farmland takes its place, the land can only be farmed for about 3 years before it becomes useless. The soil becomes drained of nutrients and will no longer supply crops. The "solution"? They clear more forest to make room for more farmland.

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