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Geography N. America Review
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Study states and capitals and locations
Study Canada's provinces and territories and locations
What is the highest point in North America?
Mt. McKinley at 20,320 ft
What is the lowest point in North America?
Death Valley, CA at -282 ft
Name the Great Lakes.
Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Eerie, Superior, Champlain
Which of the Great Lakes are in both Canada and the USA?
Superior and Ontario
What is the largest island in North America?
Greenland owned by Denmark
What is the longest river in North America?
Mississippi River in the USA
What is the name of the seaway from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes?
St. Lawrence Seaway
What is the name of the large range of mountains found in western Canada and North America?
What is the name of the canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?
Niagara Falls is between which two lakes?
Ontario and Eerie
The equator passes through which North American countries?
By what name are the island countries in the Caribbean Sea called sometimes?
How many countries in North America share a border with Mexico?
3; they are USA, Guatemala, Belize
Which two states are not part of the contiguous US?
Hawaii and Alaska
Which country in North America has the largest land area?
Canada has 3,849,674 sq. mi.
Which North American countries border the Pacific Ocean?
California, Oregon, Mexico, Washington
Name the North American countries through which the Arctic Circle passes.
Canada and Greenland
What river forms part of the border between Mexico and the USA?
Where is Mount Rushmore located?
Name the oldest living trees found in North America.
Bristle Cone Pine Trees
Which country in North America has the smallest land area?
St. Kitts and Nevis with 68 sq. mi. (Kitts) and 36 sq. mi. (Nevis)
Name the largest freshwater lake in North America.
What is the official language spoken by the most countries in North America- Spanish, English, or French?
Name the sea in which the island of Cuba is located.
a person who has come from one country to live in another country
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses
to make a useful product from raw materials
Study rivers and mountain ranges
What are the Great Plains?
wide Plateau in North America from northwest Canada to Texas
What types of animals used to roam the grasslands of the Great Plains?
bison, antelope, and buffalo
How has human activity changed the Great Plains?
1/2 of land was used for crops
What types of crops are raised in the Great Plains today?
wheat and corn
What types of livestock are raised in the Great Plains?
Describe the range of the Rocky Mountains.
ranges from northernmost British Columbia to New Mexico
What North American region borders the Rocky Mountains on its east side?
the Great Plains
Name two of the national parks located in the Rocky Mountains/
Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park
Name the highest mountain in the Rocky Mountain Range and give its elevation.
Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft
What kinds of animals are found in the northern Rocky Mountains?
moose and caribou
What kinds of animals are found in the southern Rocky Mountains?
coyote, bear, elk, moose, deer and puma
What is the tundra?
a vast, treeless region that has permafrost underneath its soil
Describe the Tundra's weather conditions.
10-20 degrees F, summer growing season is 50-60 days (sun shines 24 hr. per day in the summer)
Why do bogs and pools form on the surface of the tundra during the summer?
snow melts, and the water from the snow can't be melted the permafrost completely
Name the most common plants growing in the tundra.
mosses and lichens
Name some mammals that live on the tundra.
polar bears, caribou, reindeer, wolf fox
Capital of Canada
How many provinces are in Canada?
How many territories are in Canada?
What are the official languages spoken in Canada?
English and French
What is the largest city in Canada?
Toronto in Ontario Province
What types of government is in Canada?
What is the most common religion in Canada?
What is the capital of the USA?
Washington D.C. located between Maryland and Delaware
What is the official language of the USA?
Name the state with the largest population and the state with the smallest population.
Smallest=Wyoming and Largest=California
What do the stars and stripes represent of the US flag?
stripes=13 original colonies and stars=50 states
capital of Mexico
How many states does Mexico have?
What is Mexico's official language?
How long is the border between Mexico and the USA?
about 2000 miles
Where did Lewis and Clark start their exhibition?
St. Lewis, Missouri
How much was the Louisiana purchase?
How many districts are in Mexico?
Which two states are in two time zones?
Arizona and Tennessee
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