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4th Grade Midwest Region Test
|Capital of North Dakota?
|Capital of Ohio?
|Capital of Nebraska?
|Capital of Michigan?
|Capital of Wisconsin?
|Capital of Missouri?
|Capital of Indiana?
|Capital of Minnesota?
|Capital of Illinois?
|Capital of Kansas?
|Capital of Iowa?
|Capital of South Dakota?
|What is a flat bottom boat?
|What is irrigation?
|The process of bringing water to farms to spray over fields
|What is a gated part of a river or canal?
|What is erosion?
|The process by which water and wind wear away rock
|What is a system of rivers, lakes and canals through which many ships travel?
|What are the 5 Great Lakes?
|Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior
|How does the Illinois Waterway or the Illinois River affect the transportation of goods?
|--Goods can shipped (moved) on barges from Chicago to the Mississippi River. --From the Mississippi River, goods can get to the Gulf of Mexico. --Goods can reach many people around the Midwest.
|What two bodies of water does the Illinois River connect?
|Lake Michigan and Mississippi River
|What two bodies of water does the St. Lawrence Seaway connect?
|Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes
|Where are the Badlands located?
|What are the Badlands? What do they look like?
|They have dry hills and sharp (pointy) cliffs formed from crumbling rocks.
|What are fossils?
|The remains of dead plants or animals found in the ground. For example, the bones of a T-Rex or other dinosaurs.
|What is uncovered from erosion in The Badlands?
|What are some animals you might find in The Badlands?
|--birds --snakes and reptiles --porcupines --prairie dogs
|What are prairies? What do they look like?
|They have lots of grass since it grows well here, but trees are rare.
|List the state or states in the prairie.
|South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and North Dakota
|The Midwest is important because it is the worlds most _______________________ region.
|What is one reason that farms grow different crops?
|What did the Midwest settlers in the early 1800's build?
|What did pioneers on the prairies make their home out of?
|Sod or grass
|Who made the first steel plow in the 1850s?
|What were two challenges Midwestern settlers faced?
|--Clearing and plowing the land for crops --Transporting (moving) their products to the market
|What helped the Midwestern settlers overcome their challenge of clearing and plowing the land?
|New plows because they made it much easier for them.
|What helped the Midwestern settlers overcome their challenge of transporting their products?
|The railroads made it much easier and quicker for them.
|How does rainfall affect the crops grown in different areas of the United States?
|--Some crops grow better in dry areas. --Some crops grow best with more water.