Chapter 15 Study Guide
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Both east and west coasts of Canada and the US are edged with_____.
In the west, tectonic collisions have given rise to the____, which include the Cascades and the Sierra Nevada.
The lowest and hottest spot in the US is _____, in the Great Basin.
The ______ of central North America appear flat, but actually slop downward as you move east.
East of the Mississippi lie the ________ mountains in the North America, the Appalachians.
Abundant ___________ has/have helped make the US and Canada wealthy.
The _________ in the Rockies separate(s) the flow of water to the Pacific or to the Gulf of Mexico
The ______ River begins in Minnesota and flows to the Gulf of Mexico, draining 31 states
The St. Lawrence River borders the US and Canada and is important as a ________.
_______ Falls forms the boundary between Ontario, Canada, and New York in the US
Canada's Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake were formed by the gouging of _________.
Inland cities such as _______ grew wealthy from their location on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.
Coal has been mined in ______ for more than 100 years.
The ______ contain valuable ores, such as gold, silver, and copper.
About _________ percent of the US is covered by forests
The ________ waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the Gulf of Mexico are traditionally rich fishing areas.
Rocky Mountains, Mount Mckinley, Mojave Desert, Yukon Territory, Chihuahuan Desert
Great Plains, The Great Lakes, Mississippi River
Appalachian Mountains, Piedmont, Canadian Shield, Atlantic Coastal Plain, St. Lawrence River, Newfoundland, The Everglades, Niagara Falls, Greenland
A _____ is a high point or ridge that determines the direction the rivers flows
A _______ is a brook, river, or stream that connects with larger rivers.
The source of a river is called it's _______
To catch fish and other sea animals, you would go to a ________
The boundary in the eastern US that marks the place where higher land drops to the lower coastal plain is the _______
The elevation above which trees cannot grow is referred to as the _______
A _______ is a warm, dry wind that may blow down the east slopes of the Rockies.
A naturally treeless expanse of grass is known as a ___________
Violent spring and summer thunderstorms called _______ create tornadoes in the Great Plains
An ocean storm hundreds of miles wide is a __________
_______ are snow storms that meet specific measurements of wind, temperature, and length of time
Long and very cold winters, brief summers
The seasons in the 2/3 of Canada that lie in higher latitudes