Tropical Rainforests
The Amazon river is famous for its rainforest.

Tropical Rainforests

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Tropical rainforests experience high temperatures and a lot of rain. A tropical rainforest is a place found roughly within 25 degrees north or south of the equator. Over an acre of rainforest is being lost every second with possible serious consequences to us all.

Try our Geography quiz on tropical rainforests.

1.
The dense 'roof' of treetops is called what?
Awning
Blanket
Canopy
Umbrella
The canopy cuts out light from the forest floor
2.
Which continent does not have tropical rainforests?
Africa
Europe
South America
South-East Asia
3.
Large wide tree roots above ground have what name?
Buttress roots
Fortress roots
Mega roots
Stabilizing roots
They are needed to support the incredibly tall trees
4.
Tropical rainforests grow in what type of climate?
Cold and wet
Hot and humid
Mild and damp
Warm and dry
5.
Why are rainforest soils poor and infertile?
Because of a vicious fungus
Due to animal activity
Heavy rain washes out the nutrients
The sun dries them out
Rain washing out nutrients is called leaching
6.
Which river is famous for its rainforest?
Amazon
Ganges
Limpopo
Mississippi
It's in South America
7.
What type of tree would not grow in a tropical rainforest?
Mahogany
Pine
Rubber
Teak
They always contain hardwood trees
8.
Which term means using rainforest resources in a way that preserves them for the future?
Extended development
Programmable development
Strategic development
Sustainable development
9.
Tropical rainforest vegetation takes in which gas?
Argon
Carbon Dioxide
Hydrogen
Oxygen
10.
Roughly how much of the earth's surface is covered by tropical rainforests?
0.15
0.25
Less than 2%
More than 50%
Yet they are home to well over 50% of all life forms
Author:  Jan Crompton

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