The Lost Landscape Of The Piedmont

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Questions and Answers
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Large hardwood trees
    Explanation
    Bottomland forests typically produce large hardwood trees. These forests are characterized by their location in low-lying areas near rivers and streams, where the soil is rich in nutrients and moisture. These conditions are ideal for the growth of tall and robust hardwood trees such as oak, hickory, ash, and maple. These trees provide valuable timber resources and support diverse ecosystems by providing habitat for various wildlife species. The presence of large hardwood trees in bottomland forests is a result of the favorable environmental conditions and contributes to the overall biodiversity and ecological functions of these ecosystems.

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  • 2. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement in the question suggests that there are still gigantic trees, possibly four, five, or six feet in diameter, that dominate the piedmont landscape. However, the correct answer is false because it contradicts the statement. The correct answer implies that there are no longer such dominant trees in the piedmont landscape.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Boone's Cave State Park
    Explanation
    Boone's Cave State Park in Davidson County is known for having some of the few remaining large old growth trees in the Rowan area. These trees have managed to survive in this specific location, making it a unique and valuable area for preserving the natural heritage of the region.

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  • 4. 

    Prior to the arrival of European Colonists, ______ __________ accounted for a small percentage of Piedmont acreage. (two words)

    Correct Answer
    pine trees
    Explanation
    Prior to the arrival of European Colonists, pine trees accounted for a small percentage of Piedmont acreage. This suggests that there were not many pine trees in the region before the colonists arrived.

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  • 5. 

    ____________ became the dominant tree only after European settlers began clearing vast sections of hardwood trees.

    • A.

      Dogwoods

    • B.

      Oaks

    • C.

      Pines

    Correct Answer
    C. Pines
    Explanation
    Pines became the dominant tree only after European settlers began clearing vast sections of hardwood trees. This suggests that pines were able to thrive and take over the cleared areas due to their ability to adapt to the changed environment. They may have had characteristics such as faster growth rates or greater resilience to the new conditions, allowing them to outcompete other tree species and become the dominant tree in the cleared areas.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Breaks in the area’s large expanses of hardwood trees
    Explanation
    The Piedmont prairie was characterized by breaks in the area's large expanses of hardwood trees. This suggests that the Piedmont prairie was not a heavily forested area like the second option suggests, but rather had interruptions or gaps in the hardwood tree cover. This indicates that there were open spaces or different types of vegetation interspersed within the prairie landscape.

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  • 7. 

    ___________ were found on the Piedmont prairie.

    • A.

      Cougars

    • B.

      Large cattle farms

    • C.

      Woodlawn buffalo

    Correct Answer
    C. Woodlawn buffalo
    Explanation
    The given statement states that "woodlawn buffalo were found on the Piedmont prairie." This implies that woodlawn buffalo were present in the Piedmont prairie.

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  • 8. 

    Early explorers of western Rowan County noted _____________________.

    • A.

      Vast tracts of empty space

    • B.

      Large forests

    • C.

      Sounds

    Correct Answer
    A. Vast tracts of empty space
    Explanation
    Early explorers of western Rowan County noted vast tracts of empty space. This suggests that the area was largely uninhabited or sparsely populated, with large expanses of open land. The presence of vast tracts of empty space could have been significant to the explorers, as it may have provided opportunities for settlement, agriculture, or other forms of development. Additionally, the observation of empty space could also indicate that the area was relatively untouched by human activity, potentially making it a prime location for exploration and discovery.

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  • 9. 

    What has largely disappeared from eastern Rowan?

    • A.

      Large tracts of sunflowers

    • B.

      Small plants that clung to granite outcroppings

    • C.

      Farmland

    Correct Answer
    B. Small plants that clung to granite outcroppings
    Explanation
    Small plants that clung to granite outcroppings have largely disappeared from eastern Rowan. This suggests that these plants were once abundant in the area but have now become scarce or extinct. Possible reasons for their disappearance could include habitat destruction, changes in environmental conditions, or the introduction of invasive species.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Native American population did use fire to improve hunting and facilitate travel. They would set controlled fires to clear out underbrush and create open areas, which attracted game animals for hunting. Additionally, burning areas of land would create clear paths and make travel easier, as well as help prevent the spread of larger, more destructive wildfires.

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