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Southwest region

Chp 8 review Southwest region.

QuestionAnswer
A person who moves from place to place nomad
A body of air with the same temperature and humidity air mass
a gradual process of wearing away soil and rock erosion
a flow of oil gusher
a very dry climate arid
a dry climate that receives some rain semiarid
a grassy plain with scattered trees savanna
homes built into the cliff sides, such as those built by the Puebloans of the Southwest. cliff-dwelling
A Spanish word meaning " village" that refers to some Native American groups. pueblo
A church and settlement where religion is taught mission
to take a territory and add it to a state or country. annex
A person who moves from place to place nomad
A body of air with the same temperature and humidity air mass
a gradual process of wearing away soil and rock erosion
a flow of oil gusher
a very dry climate arid
a dry climate that receives some rain semiarid
a grassy plain with scattered trees savanna
homes built into the cliff sides, such as those built by the Puebloans of the Southwest. cliff-dwelling
A Spanish word meaning " village" that refers to some Native American groups. pueblo
A church and settlement where religion is taught mission
to take a territory and add it to a state or country. annex
An industry that processes animals for food. meat-packing
A large farm where cattle or other animals are raised. ranch
Land given to settlers by the United States if they lived and farmed the land. homestead
a large city and its surrounding area. metropolitan area
A lake were water is stored for use. reservoir
A channel used to carry water over a distance. aqueduct
A long period with little or no rain. drought
Water that is recycled gray water
The Southwest region includes which four states? Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona
At its deepest pint the Grand Canyon is how many feet deep? 6000 ft
Which Southwest state has the least amount of land available for grazing or farming? Arizona
Which two fossil fuels does Texas produce more than any other state? Oil and Natural gas
If you travel east inn Texas the climate becomes_____________________. wetter and more humid.
What type of vegetation would you mostly find in the Sonora Desert of Western Arizona? cactus
Which ancient group of Native Americans built a system of canals to bring water from the river to their farms? Hohokam
Which Spanish explorer was one of the only four survivors of and early expedition that landed on the coast of what is now Texas? Cabeza de Vaca
Why did many Americans see opportunity in moving to Texas in the early 1800s? Each married man was promised more than 4000 acres of land.
Where was Indian Territory, the largest reservation for Native Americans in the 1800s? Oklahoma
What is an aquifer? ground water
Why is drip irrigation useful in conserving water resources? Water is allowed to drip from a faucet overnight to keep the soil damp.
What is the capital Texas? Austin
What is the capital of Arizona? Pheonix
What is the capital of Oklahoma? Oklahoma City
What is the capital of New Mexico? Santa Fe
Created by: craig.huebner
 

 



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