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Salt Lake City
What is the lowest point in North America?
What was the buffalo's blood/bile from gall bladder used for by Native Americans?
What was the buffalo's brains used for by Native Americans?
food(eaten raw)/ hide preparation
What was the buffalo's gristle from the snout used for by Native Americans?
food [(eaten raw) treat]/ glue/ teeth-rings for babies
What was the buffalo's horns used for by Native Americans?
cups/ utensils/ headdresses/ arrowpoints
What was the buffalo's skins used for by Native Americans?
tipis/ clothes/ moccasins/ bedding/ saddle covers/ water bags
What was the buffalo's hooves used for by Native Americans?
cups/ rattles/ glue
What was the buffalo's hair used for by Native Americans?
bracelets/ ropes/ doll stuffing/ pillow fillers/ headdresses
What was the buffalo's bones used for by Native Americans?
knives/ glue/ jewelry/ toys/ war clubs
What was the buffalo's teeth used for by Native Americans?
ornaments/ jewelry/ game pieces
What was the buffalo's tendons used for by Native Americans?
arrow ties/ bow strings/ sewing
What was the buffalo's stomach used for by Native Americans?
cooking vessels/ containers/ buckets
What was the buffalo's intestines used for by Native Americans?
medicines/ buckets/ string
What was the buffalo's skulls used for by Native Americans?
altars/ sun dances/ tools
What was the buffalo's tongue used for by Native Americans?
meat/ combs/ hairbrush
What was the buffalo's tails used for by Native Americans?
meat/ combs/ hairbrush
What was the buffalo fat used for by Native Americans?
soaps/ tallow/ tanning/ hair grease/ cosmetic aids
What was the buffalo's buffalo chips are used for by Native Americans?
fuel for fires
What is an isthmus?
a narrow piece of land that links two larger areas of land
What is a canopy?
the topmost level of a rain forest
What is an ecotourist?
someone who travels to other countries to enjoy natural wonders
What is a literacy rate?
the percentage of people that can read and/or write
What is a republic?
a type of government with the elected presidents as head
What is a parliamentary democracy?
a government in which an elected legislature chooses a prime minister to head of government
What is the difference between plantations and commercial farmers?
Plantations export their harvest to the United States while commercial farmers put their crops up for sale.
What is the main religion and language of Central America?
Christianity and Spanish
What is the most and least populated country in Central America?
most: Guatemala ; least: Belize
Where do the Great Plains reach from?
The Great Plains reach from northwestern Canada into the United States as far south as Texas.
What borders the Great Plains on the west?
the Rocky Mountains
What borders the Great Plains on the east?
the Canadian Shield
What is the Great Plains land mostly used for today?
commercial crops and livestock farms
What are two names of animals that used to roam the Great Plains?
buffalo/bison and antelope
Where does the Rocky Mountain range reach from?
The Rocky Mountain range reaches from New Mexico to British Columbia.
What is a tundra?
vast, treeless plains of the Arctic
What is the capital city of Canada?
How many provinces are in Canada?
How many territories are there in Canada?
What is the highest peak in Canada?
What is the capital city of the USA?
What two states are not a part of the contiguous United States?
Alaska and Hawaii
What is the official language of the US?
What is Okefenokee and where is it located?
What is Monticello and where is it located?
primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson-Virginia
What is Jamestown and where is it located?
the first permanent settlement of the US-Virginia
Name the Great Lakes
When and where did Louis and Clark's expedition start?
St. Louis Missouri in 1804
What river did Louis and Clark first follow?
the Missouri River
How much money was paid for for the Louisiana Purchase?
How much money was paid per acre for the Louisiana Purchase?
about 3 cents
How many states are there in Mexico?
31 plus 1 federal district
How long is the Mexican border?
Name three animals indigenous to North America
What is the highest point in North America?
What is the name of the seaway from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes?
St. Lawrence Seaway
Where is Mt. Rushmore?
What is the name of the canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?
By what name are the island countries in the Caribbean Sea sometimes called?
the West Indies
Which country in North America has the largest land area?
If it is 7 pm in New York City, what time is it in Honolulu, Hawaii?
What is permafrost?
a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions
True or False: North America is the 3rd largest continent.
What desert is in California?
What is a megalopolis?
several densely populated urban area that merge with each other over a considerable distance
Name two resources found in the USA and/or Canada.
oil and coal
Define Manifest Destiny.
the ownership of land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
What is the largest city in South America?
This country has the largest land area in South America.
Highest waterfall in South America
World's largest rodent
Continent closest to South America
What is off the eastern coast of Argentina in the Atlantic Ocean?
Highest mountain in the Andes
Long, narrow country on the west side of South America
Grasslands of Argentina
Giant turtles are found here
Lowest point in South America
Ruins of an ancient Incan City
The driest place on Earth
Largest tropical rain forest in the world
True or False: South America is the third largest continent
True or False: Peru, Bolivia and Columbia are major sources of cocaine, which remains a problem in the US
True or False: Copper comes from Chile
True or False: Oil comes from Venezuela
El Nino was named for "The Boy" referring to Baby Jesus
True or False: Chytridiomycosis is a urinary disease
True or False: Gran Chaco is an extensive lowland plain in central South America
True or False: The Amazon River is about 4, 000 miles long
True or False: The llama is used as a beast of burden in the Andes
True or False: The alpaca is raised for its fine wool
List the layers of a rain forest.
Where is Mt. McKinley located?
Which country in North America has the smallest amount of land area?
St. Kitts and Nevis
Which two great lakes is Niagara Falls located between?
Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
Which of the great lakes are in both Canada and the USA?
Lake Superior and Lake Ontario
What sea is Cuba located in?
What river forms part of the border between Mexico and the USA?
What is the longest River in North America?
What is the largest island in North America?
What is the largest freshwater lake in North America?
Name the oldest living trees found in North America.
Which land form region has the largest part of its land area in productive agriculture?
the Midwest Lowlands
President Obama passed a bill in 2015 to rename Mt. McKinley...
What is the capital city of Mexico?
Name three territories in Canada.
Who claims Greenland?
This jagged mountain system runs along the border of eastern Norway and western Sweden.
These mountains form the natural border between France and Spain.
These mountains are in south-central Europe and extend for almost 700 miles.
These mountains form a natural border between Asia and Europe.
Where would you find Barbary Apes?
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