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  • Name the three largest countries in North America 10 PointsUnited States, Canada, Mexico

  • What are the oldest mountains in North America? 20 PointsAppalachian Mountains

  • Flat low land along the Atlantic coast describes what landform?30 PointsThe Coastal Plain

  • What wore down the Appalachian Mountains? 40 PointsErosion

  • What state capital is located closest to 36N, 87W? 50 PointsNashville, TN

  • True or False: Earths seasons occur because the Earth is tilted on its axis as it orbits the sun. 10 PointsTrue

  • What is the climate of the Southwest U.S.A. like? 20 PointsIt is hot and dry.

  • Name two reasons people construct dams.30 PointsFlood control, water source, recreation, electricity generation

  • How are the Atlantic Coast and the Pacific Coast of the U.S. different? 40 PointsThe Atlantic Coast has a coastal plain while the Pacific has coastal mountains.

  • Name two things besides distance from a large body of water that affect the climate of a place. 50 Points1. Distance from the equator, 2. Elevation

  • Which state includes a large part of the Great Basin, Ohio or Nevada?10 PointsNevada

  • People build dams across these to form reservoirs. 20 PointsRivers and streams

  • What does the word modify mean? 30 PointsTo change

  • How is the climate of the Northeast different from that of the Southwest?40 PointsThe Northeast is cooler and gets more rain and snow.

  • On the time line below, how many centuries are shown? 50 Pointsfour

  • A stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river is called a ____________10 Pointstributary

  • Which of the following is used to describe a regions environment?climate, history, culture, latitude20 Pointsclimate

  • Soil, trees, oil, coal, and water are all examples of __________________30 PointsNatural resources

  • Farmers use this to grow crops in dry places __________________40 PointsIrrigation

  • Most of the land between the Appalachian Mts. and the Rocky Mts. is part of the ________________ of the Mississippi River. 50 PointsDrainage basin

  • How do you think the climate of the Northeast would most likely affect life there? 10 PointsThe Northeast has very cold winters and hot summers. People would have to work to keep warm in the winter by building warm homes and finding fuel to heat their homes. The warm wet summers would make it easy to grow food crops.

  • How do you think the climate of the Southwest would most likely affect life there? 20 PointsThe hot dry climate of the Southwest might make it difficult for people to find drinking water for themselves and their animals. It would also be hard to grow crops for food. They would not need warm homes. They might not wear a lot of clothes.

  • Why does distance from the equator usually affect the climate of a place? 30 PointsThe suns rays hit the area around the equator more directly all year long, so it is warm there all the time. As you move away from the equator, the suns rays are less direct, so those places are cooler. Its coldest at the North and South Poles.

  • What relationship between the Earth and the sun causes the seasons to occur? 40 PointsEarths seasons are caused by the fact that the earth is tilted on its axis as it orbits the sun. When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the sun, it is spring and summer. At that time, it is fall and winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Describe the geography and climate of the United States overall. 50 PointsThe United States is a large country with many different landforms and climates. There are plains, mountains, valleys and deserts. Parts of the country are warm or hot most of the year. Other places have hot summers and cold snowy winters. There is something for everyone here!

    Created by Educational Technology Network. 2009