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US History's Geography


In which ocean is the only island state located?


What ocean lies east of the United States?

Gulf of Mexico

What is the large body of water west of Florida that is an extension of the Atlantic Ocean?

Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario

5 Bodies of freshwater creating a border between US and Canada

Great Salt Lake

Body of water that lies at 41º north latitude and 112º west longitude

Chesapeake Bay

What bay is located just east of our nation's capital?

San Francisco Bay

The largest bay in California

Hudson River

What river empties into NY Harbor?

Mississippi River and Tributaries

What is the largest river, by volume, in the US?

Ohio River

What is the river west of the Appalachians that forms a border between Indiana and Kentucky?

Missouri River

What is the name of the river that forms a border between Iowa and Nebraska?

Colorado River

What is the major river that flows through the Grand Canyon?

Rio Grande

What is the name of the river that forms a border between Mexico and the US?

St. Lawrence River

What river runs east from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean?

Columbia River

What river forms part of the border between two northwestern states and flows into the Pacific Ocean?

Great Plains

What is the huge expanse of flatlands between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River?

Great Basin

What extensive flatlands cover most of Nevada and are nearly surrounded by mountains?

Cape Cod

What is the name of the landform 40º north latitude that juts out into the Atlantic like a giant fishhook?

Gulf Coastal Plain

What flatlands circle the northern and western coastline of the Gulf of Mexico?

Atlantic Coastal Plain

What flatlands extend south from Chesapeake Bay to the eastern coast of Florida?

Central Valley

What flatlands in California lie between the Sierra Nevada and the Coast Range?

Appalachian Mountains

What is the main mountain chain that runs through the eastern US?

Rocky Mountains

What is the first mountain range west of the Great Plains?

Sierra Nevada Mountains

What is the mountain range that separates California and Nevada?

Mount McKinley

What is the tallest mountain in Alaska?

Mount Whitney

What is the tallest mountain in California?

Cascade Range

What is the tallest mountain range in Oregon and Washington?

Coast Range

What mountains run along California's coastline?

Brooks Range

From the top of which mountain range in the US could you see the Arctic Ocean?

Mauna Loa

What volcano dominates the southern portion of the island of Hawaii?

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