Rainforest Question and Answer Sheet  

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Rainforest Expert

How much rain per year does a rainforest receive?

How much rain does your state receive?

 

 

 

 

What is the temperature in the rainforest?

 

 

 

 

Where are tropical rainforests found? How much of the Earth do they cover?

 

 

 

 

What are the four layers of the rainforest?

 

 

 

 

Who are the people mentioned in the site? Why is the rainforest so important to indigenous people?

 

 

 

 

 

Name three animals and three plants mentioned in the web site.

 

 

 

 

What reasons are given for destroying the rainforest?  Give three.

 

 

 

 

What possible solutions are given to help stop the destruction of the rainforest?  Give two.

 

 

 

 

How much is an acre of land worth if the timber is cut down?

 

How much is an acre of land worth if renewable crops are planted?

 

 

 

 

What does the article say is both the problem and solution to rainforest destruction?

 

 

 

 

What are two ways we can convince the indigenous people that they can earn a living without destroying the rainforest?

 

 

Zoologist

 

Name of animal

 

 

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 Family

 

 

 

 Diet

 

 

 

Endangered status

 

 

 

Where it lives in the rainforest

 

 

 

Interaction with humans (problems, concerns)

 

 

 

Name of animal

 

 

2.   

 Family

 

 

 

 Diet

 

 

 

Endangered status

 

 

 

Where it lives in the rainforest

 

 

 

Interaction with humans (problems, concerns)

 

 

 

Name of animal

 

 

3.   

 Family

 

 

 

 Diet

 

 

 

Endangered status

 

 

 

Where it lives in the rainforest

 

 

 

Interaction with humans (problems, concerns)

 

 

 

Name of animal

 

 

4.   

 Family

 

 

 

 Diet

 

 

 

Endangered status

 

 

 

Where it lives in the rainforest

 

 

 

Interaction with humans (problems, concerns)

 

 

 

Name of animal

 

 

5.   

 Family

 

 

 

 Diet

 

 

 

Endangered status

 

 

 

Where it lives in the rainforest

 

 

 

Interaction with humans (problems, concerns)

 

 

 

   

What fraction of all the world's species live in the rainforests?

 

 

 

What are the nearly perfect conditions for life that the site discusses?

 

 

 

 Which type of rainforest species is the most numerous? How would this species be affected by human interaction?

 (Would people step on it? Try to kill it? Would noise disturb it? Would people possibly kill or step on the animals and plants that it eats?)

 

 

What is the secret to how all these animals can live together and not run out of food?

 

What are three examples of how animals protect themselves from being someone's next meal? For each example, give the name of an animal that uses this technique.  
About how many animal species become extinct everyday in the rainforest? Why do they become extinct? Give three possible reasons.  
   

 

Botanist

 

 Choose 3 plants. Give their common name, their Latin name, and what plant family they are in.  Explain how people use these plants.

1.  Common name

 

     Latin name

 

    What family are they in

 

     How is this plant used by people?

 

 

 

 

2.  Common name

 

     Latin name

 

    What family are they in

 

    How is this plant used by people?

 

 

 

 

3.  Common name

 

     Latin name

 

    What family are they in

 

    How is this plant used by people?

 

 

 

 

Choose 5 plants found in the Amazon Rainforest from the website http://www.rain-tree.com/plist.htm.  Give their names, describe them, and name at least 2 interesting facts about each of the plants.

 

 

 

1.  Common name

 

Description of plant.

 

 

Two interesting facts about this plant are:

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2.  Common name

 

Description of plant.

 

 

Two interesting facts about this plant are:

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3.  Common name

 

Description of plant.

 

 

Two interesting facts about this plant are:

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4.  Common name

 

Description of plant.

 

 

Two interesting facts about this plant are:

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5.  Common name

 

Description of plant.

 

 

Two interesting facts about this plant are:

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Explain how some of the plants are in danger of extinction. Give at least two examples.

Tell what we can do to prevent extinction from happening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Name 5 plant adaptations of rainforest plants.

Tell how these adaptations are important to life in the rainforest.

Tell how these adaptations allow the plant to survive.

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Ethnographer

 

 Who Lives in the Rainforest?

 

 

 

 What are some things that native people so besides hunting, gathering wild fruits and nuts and fishing?

 

 

 

 Why are they fighting for their land?

 

 

 

What kinds of products have we gotten from the rainforest? Which one is especially important for sick people?

 

 

 

 What kinds of problems do native people face, and who poses a danger to them? (Name at least 4 problems they face.)

 

 

 

 How do you think the forest people are viewed by outsiders? Do you think their jungle skills are appreciated?

 

 

 

 How do you think the forest people view the technology of outsiders, such as trucks, telephones, cameras, and binoculars?

 

 

 

 What happens when the forest people are given tools and utensils, such as machetes and pots and pans?

 

Do you think the forest people want the material conveniences of modern technology? Do they want the Western culture that goes with the technology?  
Do the forest people know what change will mean to them?  
How did the Quichua clear land? Describe this technique. Is it bad for the land? If so, when?  
Name and describe another farming technique  
Name and describe 3 vegetables/fruits that the Quichua eat.  
What kinds of animals do the Quichua hunt? With what ancient weapon? How is their method changing?  
Describe life as a Quichua farmer. What are your worries? Do you grow your own food? What do you spend money on?  
What have you learned about freshly cleared crops? What are you tempted to do?  What is primary forest good for?