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United States and Canada Test Review

Mr. Zema Period 5 PreAp World Geography Fall 2011 Chapters 5-7
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What ancient mountain chain is located in the eastern United States?
Appalachian Mountains
One of the challenges faced by nations formed largely by immigrants from many countries and cultures is how to retain cultural diversity while creating:
National unity
Canada's Native American peoples are called:
First Nations
Petroleum processing and farming are chief economic activities in what region of Canada?
Prairie Provinces
A bacterium or virus that can be used to harm or kill people, animals or pants:
Biological weapon
The main economic activity of the atlantic provinces:
Fishing
a huge urban region, such as boswash is known as
megalopolis
foods animals plants and diseases moved btwn eastern and western hemispheres as a result of what?
columbian exchange
where do nearly 90% of canadians live
within 100mi of the us canadian border
what is situated along the highest points of the rocky mountains?
continental divide
what was the political union the british formed btwn upper canada and lower canada in 1867
dominion of canada
ontario and quebec are
core provinces
why are rocky mountains higher and more jagged than the appalachians?
they are younger
countries such as the us and canada are considered what economies?
post industrial
poorly planned development that spreads a citys population over a wider and wider geoggraphic area
urban sprawl
a person of mized french and native american ancestry is know as ________ in canada
metis
what provinces of canada are known as the atlantic provinces?
prince edward island, new brunswick, nova scotia, newfoundland
saskatchewan alberta and manitoba are from what region of canada
prairie provinces
who are descendants of the french acadians that wre expelled from present day nova scotia in 1713
cajuns
the sea is the most important resource for what region of canada
atlantic provinces
a person with no permanent home who moves along according to the seasons
nomad
one type of climate found int he united states but not canada
tropical wet & dry
idaho and new mexico are part of what region in the us
west
the basis of the us economy has chaged from:
agriculture to manufacturing to service industries
canadian political unit created in 1999 for the native americans especially the inuit
nanavut
the efficient use and conservation of land and other resources particularly in city development is called
smart growth
the use of force or violence to cause fear for political or social reasons
terrorism
what natural resources that have most contributed to the exonomic growth of the united states
fertile soil gold coal iron petroleum
name for the winds that mose affect the coast of california
prevailing westerlies
canadian province with a distinct french culture
quebec
this important n.estern waterway uses a serious of locks that rause and lower water levels
st lawrence seaway
name for another part of the interior lowlands that is a rocky flat region covering nearly 2 million square miles encircling hudson bay
canadian sheild
a community where residents can live and work in harmony within the environment
sustainable community
individualism and free enterprise are the enphasis of the political system of which country
united states
a section of waterway with closed gates where water levels raise and lower
locks
the n.east region of the us is most similar to what region of canada
atlantic provinces
a worldwide interconnected group such as al qaeda is known as
global network
the name of the subtropucal ecosystem that consists of large swamplands in florida
everglades
n.y. and pensylvania are part of this region in the us
n.eastern
early nomads migrating to north american most likely began their first settlements here:
near water