Pulp Friction: Vocabulary Quiz
This is a multiple-choice exercise on some of the vocabulary from the reading passage. Read the sentence and then answer the question.
Click on the button beside the correct meaning.
"Every second, one hectare of the world's rainforest is destroyed. That's equivalent to two football fields."
What does "equivalent to" mean?
- more than
- less than
- the same as
"In British Columbia, where, since 1990, thirteen rainforest valleys have been clearcut, 142 species of salmon have already become extinct."
What does "clearcut" mean?
- a few trees have been cut down
- many trees have been cut down
- all the trees have been cut down
"Logging, however, provides jobs, profits, taxes for the govenment and cheap products of all kinds for consumers, so the government is reluctant to restrict or control it."
What does "reluctant" mean?
- doesn't want to
- is not allowed to
- would like to
"According to its proponents, four times as much paper can be produced from land using hemp rather than trees."
What does "proponents" mean?
- people who are against something
- people who support something
- people in charge of something
"In the late 1930s, a movement to ban the drug marijuana began to gather force."
What does "gather force" mean?
- get stronger
- get weaker
"One group of activists believes that ALL cannabis should be legal."
What does "activists" mean?
- people trying to change something
- people against the government
- people who smoke marijuana