The Human Impact On Biodiversity In Tropical Rainforests Areas Of The World

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The Human Impact On Biodiversity In Tropical Rainforests Areas Of The World

In the turn of the century, it is expected that the world's forest cover will be half what is today. The quiz below tests on the human impact of biodiversity in tropical rainforests areas of the world.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the main reason as to which deforestation occurs?
    • A. 

      To create land for farming

    • B. 

      To get wood for paper

    • C. 

      To make space for dogs to sleep

    • D. 

      To make shopping centers

  • 2. 
    The burning of forests causes less chance of a future bush fire
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    How many acres of land are cut down for deforestation each day? 
    • A. 

      200, 000 acres

    • B. 

      293,400 meters squared

    • C. 

      214,000 acres

    • D. 

      902, 000 meters squared

  • 4. 
    Why has the farm industry replanted trees around rainforest remnants?
    • A. 

      Because farmers are at one with their plants

    • B. 

      To protect edges from wind exposure and provide a barrier against animals

    • C. 

      To encourage the trees in the rainforest remnants to grow

    • D. 

      To make the edges look prettier

  • 5. 
    The ten most endangered landscapes in Australia, and their main threats:1. Mountain ecosystems: threatened by global warming, fire and human impacts.2. Tropical savannas: invasive plants and animals, huge bushfires, extreme events.3. Coastal floodplains and wetlands: sea-level rise, human development activity and climate change.4. Coral reefs: ocean warming, ocean acidification, overfishing, coastal runoff.5. Dry rainforests: changing fire regimes, hotter temperatures, water regime changes.6. Murray-Darling Basin: overexploitation, water regime changes, salinisation.7. Southwest dry sclerophyll forests and heathlands: water regime changes, hotter conditions, extreme events.8. Offshore islands: invasive plants and animals, extreme events, ocean changes.9. Temperate eucalypt forests: hotter temperatures and changes in fire and water regimes.10. Mangroves and salt marshes: hotter temperatures, rising sea-levels, water regime changesName 2 environments which are affected by changing temperatures 
    • A. 

      Urban Environments

    • B. 

      Dry Rainforests

    • C. 

      Mountain Ecosystems

    • D. 

      Salt Mangroves

  • 6. 
    • Teach others about the importance of the environment and how they can help save ............
    • Restore ........... ecosystems by planting trees on .......... where forests have been cut down.
    • Encourage people to live in a way that doesn't .......... the environment.
    • Establish parks to protect rainforests and .........
    • Support companies that operate in ways that ............damage to the environment.
    Tick the correct order of words 
    • A. 

      rainforests, damaged, land, hurt, wildlife, minimize

    • B. 

      minimize, rainforests, damaged, land, hurt, wildlife

    • C. 

      minimize, damaged, land, wildlife, hurt, rainforests

    • D. 

      Damaged, land, hurt, wildlife, minimize, rainforests

  • 7. 
    What is one way we can help the conservation of the rainforests?
    • A. 

      Using recycled water

    • B. 

      Using animal cruelty free makeup

    • C. 

      Eat less broccoli

    • D. 

      Using recycled paper

  • 8. 
    Which of these is NOT a way which we can protect the biodiversity of rainforests?
    • A. 

      Using animal cruelty free products

    • B. 

      Using un-recycled paper

    • C. 

      Using recycled paper

    • D. 

      Picking up rubbish in rainforest areas

  • 9. 
    What programs have been created to combat deforestation? 
    • A. 

      “Speak for the trees, drink life to the lees"

    • B. 

      STOP MOWING THE LAWN

    • C. 

      Plant-A-Tree and Adopt-A-Hectare

    • D. 

      Steve Irwin’s wildlife warriors

  • 10. 
    What is ecotourism?  
    • A. 

      Sustainable and properly planned tourism where the revenue contributes to the conservation of the forest.

    • B. 

      The act of taking flora around the world for tourism.

    • C. 

      Going on a holiday that is purely economy class

    • D. 

      The act of travelling the world to contribute to global warming.

  • 11. 
    How does sustained yield forestry work?
    • A. 

      All trees in an areas of low soil nutrients are sustained by a fertiliser year round.

    • B. 

      The process of giving up forests to big corporations.

    • C. 

      A forest is segmented so that whilst some areas are being harvested, others are growing.

    • D. 

      Coral is replanted in the ocean floor.

  • 12. 
    What is a social impact of deforestation and overexploitation   
    • A. 

      The amount of carbon dioxide in the air will increase

    • B. 

      People who live in the area have their environment capitalized, causing society uproar and division

    • C. 

      The oceans are destroyed

    • D. 

      The Lorax comes into society to "save the trees"

  • 13. 
    Which one of these is NOT an environmental impact of deforestation and overexploitation? 
    • A. 

      It is estimated that within 100 years there will be no rainforests.

    • B. 

      The rate of deforestation equals to loss of 20 football fields every minute.

    • C. 

      Deforestation is the biggest killer of aquatic life

    • D. 

      The West African region, which boasted of lush green tropical forests in the 19th century, has been stripped of 90 percent of its forest cover over the last century

  • 14. 
    Define deforestation  
    • A. 

      The removal of coral from the ocean

    • B. 

      Deforestation is the clearing of trees, transforming a forest into cleared land

    • C. 

      The growing of trees to make up for deforestation

    • D. 

      Killing animals in the forest

  • 15. 
    What is overexploitation of rainforests? 
    • A. 

      The over use of wildlife and plant species by people for food, clothing, pets, medicine, sport and many other purposes.

    • B. 

      Taking advantage of forests

    • C. 

      The use or portrayal of forests in the mass media to increase the appeal of media or a product to the detriment of, or without regard to, the interests of the forests portrayed.

    • D. 

      The Palmer United Party

  • 16. 
    From The Lorax.