"How to succeed in history" questions

After reading the article answer these questions:

  1. What is ecocide?
  2. What year did the Polynesians settle in Easter Island?
  3. How many years did it take for the Easter Islanders to kill all their trees?
  4. What factors are common to vanished societies?
  5. What are the parallels between Easter Island and the whole world?
  6. But what is the ultimate cause of ecocide?
  7. Why did the Vikings fail in Greenland and the Inuit succeed?
  8. What factors can lead to the downfall of a seemingly robust society?
  9. What are Jared Diamond's areas of expertise?