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Chapter 1 Test-LA
|any natural features of Earth’s surface
|a specific spot on planet Earth, sometimes expressed using latitude and longitude
|where a place is located in relation to another place or places
|an imaginary line that measures a location’s distance north or south of the equator
|an imaginary line on Earth’s surface that divides Earth evenly between the North and South Poles
|an imaginary line that measures how far east or west a location is from the prime meridian
|the 0° line of longitude that divides Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres
|a segment of the worldwide system for standardizing time; there are 24 in the world; the US spans 7 of them
|an imaginary line, located mainly on the 180ｰ meridian, that marks the divide where the date changes by one day
|International Date Line
|the study of differences in the terrain and character of the land in a given place or region
|the height of a place above sea level
|the difference between the highest and lowest levels in a given area
|soil that is made up of sediment carried by a river and deposited along its banks
|a place where a river meets the sea
|windblown dust that builds up and forms a ridge of bluffs as it approaches higher elevations
|wearing away by the action of water or wind
|an area found along a coast that is a transition area between land and water
|a geological formation found in Louisiana’s salt marsh, which is covered by layers of rock that, under great pressure, have folded upward in domelike formations
|scientists who study the origin, history, and structure of Earth
|caused when rock formations press against each other and fold upward
|water that is deep enough to travel by boat
|an area of land that drains into tributaries and eventually into larger rivers
|material that settles to the bottom of a liquid
|a lake formed when a river seeks a shorter, straighter course through flat terrain
|a lake created when a huge logjam blocks the flow of a river
|a lake created behind low groups of ridges in the marshlands
|a waterway closely associated with Louisiana, which ranges in size from short and shallow to long and navigable
|the current condition of the atmosphere on any given day
|the average weather of an area over a long period of time
|any form of water, liquid or solid, that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground
|a dark funnel-shaped cloud with swirling winds that can measure over two hundred miles an hour
|a violent storm that forms in the Atlantic Ocean during the summer and fall
|the number of days between the last killing frost (below 32°F) in the spring and the first killing frost in the fall
|swamps, marshes, and other areas that have a natural supply of water and are covered or soaked with water at least part of the year
|the slow process of land sinking into the sea
|a rodent that was once highly valued for its fur but now causes harm to our marshes
|In which time zone is Louisiana located?
|Which waterway does NOT form one of Louisiana’s natural boundaries?
|What is the largest natural lake in Louisiana?
|What are the three parts of the Mississippi Floodplains?
|Natural levees, swamp & passes
|What type of climate is found in Louisiana?
|If you tell someone you live across the street from the library, what type of location are you describing?
|What type of location is based on lines of latitude and longitude?
|What is a benefit of the barrier islands?
|They provide protection from storm surges.
|According to the map, which river forms part of Louisiana’s eastern border?
|According to the map, what is the longest river in Louisiana?
|What type of lake was created by the Red River?
|According to the map, the most northerly point of the Mississippi River is found in what state?
|What type of map shows Louisiana’s rivers?
|According to the map, which state is the shortest distance from Louisiana? Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, Wisconsin
|Mrs. Frazier’s flight departs at 11 AM from New Orleans, LA. The plane lands in San Diego, Ca, five hours later. What time is in San Diego when she arrives?
|In what direction would you travel if you were traveling from Lake Pontchartrain to the confluence of the Red River and the Mississippi River?
|Use the time zone map to determine the time in Louisiana if it is 11am in California.
|For early settlers in Louisiana, which two areas on the map did they need to be most aware of as being susceptible to flooding and hurricanes?
|IV and V
|Which of the following gives the most accurate absolute location of New Orleans?
|What is the highest point in Louisiana?
|According to the map, which river forms part of Louisiana’s western border?
|If it is 10:00 AM in Louisiana, what time is it in Alaska?
|Why was an extensive flood control system built along the banks of the Mississippi River?
|to protect the cities
|What would happen if a large portion of Louisiana’s 2.5 million acres of marshland were destroyed?
|Population of migrating birds would decrease.
|What conclusion could be drawn from the maps?
|The passes are continually changing due to the sediment deposits.
|What conclusion can be drawn from the information in the chart?
|Coastal wetlands have greatly diminished by human intervention.
|In which 2 regions is Baton Rouge located?
|Terraces & Mississippi Floodplains