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6th SS Ch 1 Sec 3

6th grade SS test chapter 1 sections 1-5

A large inlet Gulf
An area of water extending into the land from a large body of water Inlet
A long inlet that separates offshore islands with the mainland Sound
Largest lakes in North America Great Lakes
The Great Lakes link the Midwest to the Atlantic Ocean
This late in Utah is as salty as the ocean Great Salt Lake
The 5 Great Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario
A stream or river that flows into another river is called a Tributary
Land drained by a river system is called a Drainage basin
The largest river system in the US Mississippi River
Another name for the Mississippi River Old Man River
How long is the Mississippi River? 2,300 miles
How many states border the Mississippi River? 10
The Mississippi River drains most of the land between which mountain ranges? Rocky and Appalachian Mountains
Many rivers in East have ____ build around them due to ease of transportation Cities
A place where the land drops sharply causing rivers to form waterfalls and rapids Fall Line
Imaginary line that runs north and south along the highest points of the Rocky Mountains Continental Divide
The Continental Divide divides the major ___ system,s River
To the east of the Continental Divide the water flows to the Gulf of Mexico
To the west of the Continental Divide the water flows to the Pacific Ocean
The Mississippi River is ____ miles wide at the widest spot 3
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