Ky Forest Product's Week - History

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  • 1. 
    What percentage of the total amount of forestland that existed when Columbus discovered America 500 years ago still exists today?
    • A. 

      66 percent

    • B. 

      32 percent

    • C. 

      53 percent

    • D. 

      25 percent

  • 2. 
    There are more trees in the United States today than there were: 
    • A. 

      150 years ago

    • B. 

      100 years ago

    • C. 

      95 years ago

    • D. 

      80 years ago

  • 3. 
    In the 18th century, the French scientist Rene de Reaumur got the idea to use wood fiber to make paper. He came to this conclusion by watching:
    • A. 

      A washerwoman beat her clothes against rocks

    • B. 

      A wasp building a nest from a twig it mixed with its bodily fluids to create pulp

    • C. 

      Chinese mixing mulberry bark, rags and hemp into a paper-like product

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Since 1930, what insect has defoliated more than 80 million acres of forests in the Eastern United States? 
    • A. 

      Hemlock wooly adelgid

    • B. 

      Gypsy moth

    • C. 

      Cicada

    • D. 

      Emerald ash borer

  • 5. 
    Rubber - a tree product - got its name from the 18th century scientist Joseph Priestly who observed it being use to: 
    • A. 

      Rub away pencil marks

    • B. 

      Rub scuff marks from the floor or a mansion foyer

    • C. 

      Rub a shine on the brass door handles of a carriage

    • D. 

      Rub/remove a seal from a letter

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