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Study Guide Questions

1.     A dense forest that is difficult to penetrate is called a(n) ____________________________________ .
2.     Did early Man have a major effect upon the forested regions of the world?
3.     What did Man learn to do between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago, that has impacted the world's forests?
4.     What do we call the technique whereby forested lands are burned for farming?
5.     It is believed that the cultivation of wheat and barley began in what ancient region?
6.     What were some effects of the development of agriculture?
7.     How were open areas damaged? What was the result of this damage?
8.     Deforestation had filled the rivers and irrigation canals of Babylonia with silt by what year?
9.     Environmental destruction may have been a factor that contributed to the downfall of what great empires?
10.     Have deserts been caused by human activity?
11.     What is the process of desert formation called?
12.     At one time,__________% of France was forested. By 1789, this percentage was reduced to a mere ______________%.
13.     What was not available in England for shipbuilders?
14.     When the first Europeans came to America, a(n) __________________________ forest extended inland, unbroken for _________________ miles.
15.     Many modern forests in the United States are essentially ___________ ______________ .
16.     Since ancient times, _______-_____________ of the world's forests have been destroyed.
17.     "Coniferous" means "________________________________________ ."
18.     Tropical forests cover about _____________% of the world's land surface.
19.     It is estimated that up to __________% of the world's species live in tropical forests.
20.     Between 1850 and 1980, Africa lost ________% of its trees.
21.     Industrialized countries, with ________-_______ of the world's population, use ________% of the world's resources.
22.     What is the "Third World"?
23.     How many people are using wood for fuel, faster than trees can be grown to replace it?
24.     How long does it take for topsoil to build in a region?
25.     In Africa, for every tree planted, how many are cut down?
26.     Near New Delhi, India, forest loss is at ____________%.
27.     Costa Rica was once _________% rain forest. Today, it is __________% rain forest.
28.     What would sustainable forestry ensure?
29.     In Costa Rica, ______________________________ are grown for export to industrialized nations.
30.     Are jungle lands fertile, once they are cleared for farming?
31.     The United States consumes about ______-____________ of the meat produced in the world.
32.     What do trees produce that all animals need in order to survive?
33.     The Amazon jungle will be gone in about _________ years, given the current rate of destruction.
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