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WCMS6 Geography

Geography

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What are the 7 continents? North American, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica
What are the 5 oceans? Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Southern
What is the name of the landmass that contains two continents? Eurasia
What is the largest continent? Asia
What ocean borders the east coast of the United States? Atlantic Ocean
What are imaginary lines that run north and south on a map called? Lines of Longitude
What are imaginary lines that run east and west on a map called? Lines of Latitude
What continent is located due east of Europe? Asia
What ocean surrounds Antarctica? Southern
Name the geographic region: rolling flat lands with many rivers, broad river valleys, and grassy hills Interior Lowlands
Name the geographic region: located along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico; broad lowlands providing many excellent harbors Coastal Plain
Name the geographic region: flat lands that gradually increase westward; mostly grasslands Great Plains
Name the geographic region: located west of the Rocky Mountains and east of the Sierra Nevadas and Cascades ; varying elevations containing isolated mountains; contains Death Valley, the lowest point in North America Basin and Range
What is the lowest point in North America? Death Valley
Name the geographic region: located on the Pacific Coast, stretching from California to Canada; has rugged mountains and fertile valleys Coastal Range
What geographic feature determines the directional flow of rivers? The Continental Divide
Name the geographic region: rugged mountains that stretch from Alaska to almost Mexico; high elevations; contains the Continental Divide, which determines the directional flow of rivers Rocky Mountains
Name the geographic region: wrapped around the Hudson Bay in a horseshoe shape; hills worn by erosion & hundreds of lakes carved by ice Canadian Shield
Name the geographic region: extends from Eastern Canada to Western Alabama; includes the piedmont; has old, eroded mountains (oldest mountains in N. America) Appalachian Highlands
What river forms the border between the United States and Mexico? Rio Grande River
What river is known as "the Gateway to the West"? Ohio River
What river was explored by the Spanish? Colorado River
What river was explored by Lewis and Clark? Columbia River
What body of water served as a highway for early explorers, settlers, and immigrants? Atlantic Ocean
What river forms part of the border between the U.S. and northeastern Canada and connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean? St. Lawrence River
What rivers were used to transport farm and industrial products and links to other ports in the U.S. and around the world? Mississippi River and Missouri River
What body of water was used by the French and Spanish as an exploration route to Mexico and other parts of America? Gulf of Mexico
What body of water provided access to other parts of the world (Asia)? Pacific Ocean
What grew in the Midwest along the Great Lakes? port cities
What two continents make up Eurasia? Europe and Asia
Land or Water feature? peninsula land
Land or Water feature? river water
Land or Water feature? tributary water
Land or Water feature? mountain land
Land or Water feature? island land
Land or Water feature? gulf water
Land or Water feature? bay water
Land or Water feature? plateau land
Land or Water feature? lake water
What ocean borders the Coastal Range? Pacific Ocean
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