Category Archives: Amazing Amazon Teasers – Questions

Collection of interesting information and links about Amazon environment, biodiversity and people.

Amazon Biodiversity Teaser #3 – What type of animal could have an impact on the diversity of the Amazon rain forest?

Question: Which type of animal could have an ecological impact on the abundance and diversity of the Amazon rain forest?

Answer Choices:

A) Fish

B) Snakes

C) Frogs

D) Butterflies

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Amazon Environment Teaser #2 – The Amazon rain forest is a source for how many tons of carbon?

Question: The Amazon forest biomass is a source for how many tons of carbon?

Answer Choices:

A) 5 billion

B) 10 billion

C) 50 billion

D) 100 billion

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Amazon Geography Teaser #7 – The Amazon releases what percentage of the world’s freshwater into the oceans?

Question: The Amazon River accounts for what percentage of all fresh water entering the world’s oceans?

Answer Choices:

A) 5%

B) 10%

C) 15%

D) 20%

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Amazon Geography Teaser #6 – What is the longest river in the world?

Question: Which do you believe is the longest river in the world?

Answer Choices:

A) Nile River

B) Yangtze River

C) Mississippi River

D) Amazon River

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Amazon Geography Teaser #5 – Tropical rain forests used to cover what percentage of the earth’s surface?

Question: Only a few thousand years ago, rainforests, like the Amazon, covered what percent of the Earth’s surface?

Answer Choices:

A) 6%

B) 11%

C) 14%

D) 21%

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Amazon Environment Teaser #1 – What was the rate of forest loss in the Amazon per year between 1990 and 2000?

Question: Between 1990 and 2000, what was the average rate (mi²/yr.) of total forest area loss in the Amazon?

Answer Choices:

A) -5,907 mi²/yr.

B) -8,455 mi²/yr.

C) -11,008 mi²/yr.

D) -13,343 mi²/yr.

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Amazon Biodiversity Teaser #2 – What percentage of all known species live in the Amazon Basin?

Question: The Amazon Basin contains what percentage of known species (plants and animals) on Earth?

Answer Choices:

A) 1%

B) 10%

C) 20%

D) 45%

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