The Lost Landscape Of The Piedmont

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 58

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  • 1. 
    Bottomland forests typically produced:
    • A. 

      Muddy flats that hindered travel

    • B. 

      Small Oak trees that were used to make furniture

    • C. 

      Large hardwood trees

  • 2. 
    Gigantic trees, maybe four, five or six feet in diameter still dominant the piedmont landscape.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    ____________________ in Davidson County is one of the few areas in the Rowan area where some large old growth trees survived.
    • A. 

      Grandfather Mountain

    • B. 

      Boone

    • C. 

      Boone's Cave State Park

  • 4. 
    Prior to the arrival of European Colonists, ______ __________ accounted for a small percentage of Piedmont acreage. (two words)
  • 5. 
    ____________ became the dominant tree only after European settlers began clearing vast sections of hardwood trees.
    • A. 

      Dogwoods

    • B. 

      Oaks

    • C. 

      Pines

  • 6. 
    The Piedmont prairie was ____________________________.
    • A. 

      Upland depression swamps

    • B. 

      Heavily forested area north of Charlotte

    • C. 

      Breaks in the area’s large expanses of hardwood trees

  • 7. 
    ___________ were found on the Piedmont prairie.
    • A. 

      Cougars

    • B. 

      Large cattle farms

    • C. 

      Woodlawn buffalo

  • 8. 
    Early explorers of western Rowan County noted _____________________.
    • A. 

      Vast tracts of empty space

    • B. 

      Large forests

    • C. 

      Sounds

  • 9. 
    What has largely disappeared from eastern Rowan?
    • A. 

      Large tracts of sunflowers

    • B. 

      Small plants that clung to granite outcroppings

    • C. 

      Farmland

  • 10. 
    Fire was not used by the Native American population to improve hunting and to facilitate travel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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