Amazon Rainforest Deforestation: Causes & Effects


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Where do grileiros in the Amazon get their name?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a major cause of deforestation in the Amazon?

2. How does the Amazon rainforest help clean the atmosphere?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will cover an overview of deforestation in the Amazon. You'll need to know about certain topics like what 'grileiro' means and the causes of Amazon deforestation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about the following:

  • How the atmosphere is cleaned by the Amazon rainforest
  • A percentage of the Amazon rainforest that has been erased in the last 40 years
  • Outside contributor to deforestation in the Amazon

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how much of the rainforest in the Amazon has been lost in the last four decades
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Amazon deforestation and how it's connected to outside contributors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of cleaning the atmosphere by the rainforest in the Amazon and some of the causes of deforestation there

Additional Learning

For more on the subject, review the lesson called Amazon Rainforest Deforestation: Causes & Effects. These areas of interest will be considered to help you study:

  • Where the Amazon rainforest is located
  • What deforestation means
  • Some effects of Amazon deforestation
  • Greenhouse gases and how they build up in the atmosphere
  • The loss of species in the rainforest
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