How Well Do You Know Rain Forests? [QUIZ]

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How Well Do You Know Rain Forests? [QUIZ]

By Bradley Brandt | July 13, 2018

Have you ever visited a rain forest? Do you realize how important they are to the earth? These dense forests are teaming with life and provide numerous ecosystem services to people around the globe. Take the quiz below to see how knowledgeable you are on rain forest facts.

1. There are two main types of rain forests. What are they?

Temperate and Mild

Tropical and Temperate

Tropical and Aesthetic

One forest is situated near the equator and receives abundant rainfall throughout the entire year, the other is found in areas with milder climates and located in North and South America, Europe, Eastern Asia, and Southern Australia.

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2. Rain forests are home to more than ____ of the world’s flora and fauna species.

35%

50%

65%

75%

This is a large number considering these forests cover less than 5% of the earth’s surface.

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3. The average amount of yearly rainfall in a tropical rain forest ecosystem is _____ inches.

40

70

100

135

Some areas have been known to receive more than 350 inches in one year!

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4. This animal can be found wandering in a tropical rain forest.

Scarlet Macaw

Giant Anteater

Orangutan

All of the above

Conditions are great (75-80 degree Fahrenheit) year-round for species to adapt and thrive

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5. An average of _____ species are going extinct daily in tropical rain forests.

1

20

50

More than 100

Fragmented forest areas are harmful to large mammals like leopards or apes because they need large areas of cover to survive

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6. The forest floor of a rain forest receives only ____% of sunlight.

2

10

12

15

Fungi on the forest floor thrive and help aid in the decay of plant and animal waste

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7. More than ____ tropical forest plants are considered to be useful in fighting cancer.

50

150

750

2000

*Only a very small percentage of tropical plant species have been studied for their medicinal value

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8. Temperate rain forests can be found in Alaska.

True

False

Temperate rain forests range from Alaska all the way down to Oregon in N. America

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9. Rain forests are threatened by ________.

Termites

Lightning

Illegal Logging

Radiation

Mining and unsustainable agriculture are also huge deforestation threats

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10. The Arbor Day Foundation has a program that is helping to bring life back to rain forests.

True

False

The Arbor Day Foundation has been working with the Omaha Zoo and Aquarium in Madagascar for the last five years to plant trees and create habitat for the endangered black and white ruffed lemur. We have also been working in the western highlands of Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico for more than two decades, helping to conserve critical areas of forestland. We can’t do it alone…..we need your help https://shop.arborday.org/donate-rain forest.aspx

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Bradley Brandt

Bradley Brandt

Manager of Forest Restoration Programs

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