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North America Test (pt. 2)
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If it is 8: 13AM in New Jersey, what time is it in Texas?
If it is 9:39AM in Texas what time is it in Utah?
If it is 11:05AM in Utah what time is it in California?
If it is 12:11PM in California what time is it in Alaska?
If it is 1:17M in Alaska what time is it in Hawaii?
How old are the Appalachian Mountains?
480 million years old
How long are the Appalachian Mountains?
How old are the Rocky Mountains?
80 million years old
How long are the Rocky Mountains?
What things did Native Americans introduce to Europeans?
tobacco/corn/beans/sweet potato/vanilla/avocado/pumpkin/peppers/turkey/cassava/squash/peanuts/potatoes/pineapples/cocoa beans
What things did Europeans bring to Native Americans?
coffee beans/onion/peaches/grains/pears/livestock/citrus fruits/turnip/olives/grapes/bananas/diseases/sugar cane/honey bees
What is a megalopolis?
a very large, heavily populated city or urban complex
What does urban sprawl mean?
the uncontrolled expansion of urban areas
What does infrastructure mean?
the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise
What is a sustainable community?
communities planned, built, or modified to promote sustainable living
What is population distribution?
the pattern of where people live
What is a representative democracy?
a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy
What is a federal republic?
the central government has complete sovereignty over all aspects of political life
What is a free enterprise system?
a type of economy where products, prices, and services are determined by the market, not the government
What is service industry?
a business that does work for a customer, and occasionally provides goods, but is not involved in manufacturing
What are hills?
landscape characterized by moderate relief with a distinct difference between valleys and summits
What are plateaus?
areas of moderate to high elevation and low relief except where cut by deeps canyons
What does elevation mean?
vertical distance of a land area above sea level
What does region mean?
an area defined and mapped on the basis of selected criteria that set it apart from adjacent areas
What is an estuary?
a drowned river mouth
What is relief?
vertical distance between the highest and lowest points in a landscape
What is a fall line?
rapids and waterfalls that occur along rivers as they drop from the Piedmont Plateau onto the Atlantic Coastal Plain
What are plains?
extensive areas of low relief and usually low elevation
The Great Plains became increasingly higher drier toward the...
The lowest elevation in North America is...
Bad Water in Death Valley National Park, California.
The difference between the highest and lowest points in a landscape is...
What is the capital city of Canada?
How many provinces are in Canada?
How many territories are there?
What are the official languages spoken in Canada?
French & English
What is the largest city in the country and the province in which it is located?
What type of government is followed in Canada?
Federal Parliamentary Democracy (Constitutional Monarchy)
What is Old North Church?
Old North Church (officially, Christ Church in the City of Boston), at 193 Salem Street, in the North End, Boston, is the location from which the famous "One if by land, two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent. ... It is the oldest standing church building in Boston and is a National Historic Landmark.
What is Niagara Falls?
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province Ontario and the American state of New York.
What is Kitty Hawk?
It was designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, near Kill Devil Hills, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, US. Today, the airplane is exhibited in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.
What is the Orange Bowl?
The Orange Bowl, officially the Capital One Orange Bowl for sponsorship purposes, is an annual American college football bowl game played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
What is Okefenokee Swamp?
The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000-acre, peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia-Florida line in the United States.
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