Try this 10-question GCSE quiz to see how much you know about tropical rainforests, their distribution and structure, how plants and animals are adapted to living there and rainforest biodiversity.

If you haven't already done it, work through the ‘Investigating tropical rainforests’ unit to find out more. Or look at it again to help fill in any gaps in your knowledge.

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HIGH SCORES

Rank Name Score
1st EFA 20
2nd COO 20
3rd EFA 20
4th LA. 20
5th TST 20
6th ERI 20
7th HCc 20
8th Nga 20
9th ltP 19
10th MDH 18

QUIZZES // Tropical rainforests

Q1. Rainforests are an example of a biome. What is a biome?

People dispersed over a large space

Large naturally occurring community of plants (flora) and animals (fauna)

A plant’s way of cooling down

A large variety of plants and animals in a particular habitat

Q2. Tropical rainforests are found between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. What latitudes are these found at?

23.5° North and South

25.3° North and South

13.5° North and South

35.2° North and South

Q3. Rainforests usually experience high levels of rainfall per year, with high temperatures, making them very humid. What does humid mean?

Regulating the climate

A plant’s way of cooling down

Water in the air

The natural home or environment of a plant, animal or organism

Q4. Which one is not a rainforest layer?

Emergent layer

Forest Floor

Canopy layer

Emigrating layer

Q5. Which rainforest layer has the highest trees and is referred to as ‘umbrella-like’?

Emergent layer

Canopy layer

Understorey layer

Forest Floor

Q6. Which rainforest layer has around 2% of sunlight?

Emergent layer

Canopy layer

Understorey layer

Forest Floor

Q7. Which rainforest layer is dark and humid, and is an ideal habitat for snakes, lizards, jaguars and leopards?

Emergent layer

Canopy layer

Understorey layer

Forest Floor

Q8. Which rainforest layer protects the layers underneath it from extreme rainfall?

Emergent layer

Canopy layer

Understorey layer

Forest Floor

Q9. Rainforests contribute to the earth’s climate and global resources. Carbon removal and storage is common here. This is where trees convert carbon dioxide into simple sugars, which results in carbon being stored in their tree trunks. What is the geographic

Equestrian

Requisition

Transpiration

Sequestration

Q10. Globally, rainforests regulate the temperature and weather patterns across the world. What can rainforests contribute locally?

Locally, rainforests maintain irregular storms

Locally, rainforests maintain regular rainfall and prevent floods or droughts

Locally, rainforests can prevent monsoon seasons

Locally, rainforests can cause desertification

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