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North America

Characteristics of the 8 major regions of the US.

Name the eight regions of the United States Coastal Plain, Appalachian Mountains, Canadian Shield, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Basin and Ridge, and Coastal Ridge
What region is described as a large gently sloping area beside the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico? The Coastal Plain
What region boasts a broad lowland that supports many harbors for shipping and commerce? The Coastal Plain
What is the oldest mountain range in North America? The Appalachian Mountains
These mountain ranges - the Green Mountains, the Alleghenies, the Catskills, Blue Ridge, and the Great Smokies - all make up which region? The Appalachian Mountains
Which region is characterized by low mounded hills with rivers and forests from Alabama to Canada? The Appalachian Mountains
Which region is located west of the Appalachian Mountains and east of the Great Plains? The Interior Lowlands
Which region is best described as "rolling flat plains of fertile soil"? The Interior Lowlands
The mighty Mississippi River runs through which region? The Great Plains
Similar to the Interior Lowlands, this region has flat lands of fertile soil, but is higher in elevation. The Great Plains
In what two hemispheres is North America located? Northern and Western
Which three countries share the continent of North America? United States, Canada and Mexico
How is the United States divided? Into 50 states; Virginia is one of them.
How is Canada divided? Into 10 provinces and 3 territories
Name the seven water features that are important to North America Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Bering Strait, Hudson Bay, The Great Lakes and the Rio Grande River
Which region is wrapped around the Hudson Bay in a horseshoe shape? The Canadian Shield
Where are some of the oldest rock formations in North America? The Canadian Shield
Which region includes hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers? The Canadian Shield
Which mountain range is the longest - stretching from Alaska in the north to New Mexico in the south? The Rocky Mountains
Which North American mountain range is the tallest - with heights of over 14,000 feet? The Rocky Mountains
Which North American region divides our country - with rivers that run to the east and rivers that run to the west? The Rocky Mountains
In which region has the mighty Colorado River carved out the Grand Canyon? The Rocky Mountains
Which region is characterized by deserts with very little rainfall? The Great Basin and Ridge
Which region contains elevated flat lands called "plateaus"? The Great Basin and Ridge
Which region is the Sierra Nevada Range located in? The Coastal Range
Which region has rugged mountains that border the Pacific Ocean from California to Canada? The Coastal Range
Name the mountain ranges of the United States. The Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains.
The United States has two major mountain ranges - which one is younger and located in our western states? The Rocky Mountains
The United States has two major mountain ranges - which one is older and located in the eastern part of our country? The Appalachian Mountains
Created by: jegusewelle



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