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Borneo

written by: daae40
 
Not much is known about the Island of Borneo. I just travelled there on an Eco-Adventure tour. Enjoy learning about this lush, tropical and beautiful gem.

Question 1:


Borneo is 'owned' by 3 different countries, Malaysia, Indonesia and this sultanate.


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This species of primate is only found on Sumatra and Borneo. Its name means 'Man of the Forest'. Due to Borneo's heavy deforestation it is threatened with extinction.
Orangutan
Proboscis Monkey
Gorilla
Chimpanzee


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Question 3:

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The island of Borneo is home to the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu.
False
True


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Question 4:


In 1945 Borneo was the site of horrific acts of brutality. The Japanese forced over 6,000 POWs and island civilians to march to a new camp some 160 miles away. This became known as the Sandakan Death March, as only 200 'marchers' survived to the end of the war.
False
True

Question 5:


How many new species of animals and plants were discovered on Borneo between July 2005 and September 2006?
52
None
3
121

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This monkey is only found on the island of Borneo. Its unique characteristic is its massive nose from which its named was derived.



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Question 7:


Between the 1980s and 2006 Borneo lost approximately 45 % of its rain forests due to logging.
True
False

Question 8:


Borneo is the 3rd largest island in the world.
False
True

Question 9:


From the 1600s to the 1800s, the British and Dutch were interested in Borneo because they wanted control of this resource.
Pepper
Coffee
Tea
Salt

Question 10:

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Borneo is home to many rare and wonderful types of this flowering plant.
Rose
Gardenia
Orchid
Tulip


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