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Chapter 1 Review

The Geography of Kansas

QuestionAnswer
A prolonged period of below average precipitation. Drought
The process of breaking down, such as the breakdown of rock by wind and water. Erosion
A layer of rock that holds water underground. Aquifer
A community of living things that depend on each other in order to function as a unit. Ecosystem
The amount of moisture in the air that falls to the earth as rain or snow. Precipitation
Lacking moisture, dry. Arid
The natural landforms and characteristics of a place. Physical features
To prepare the land for planting crops. Cultivate
A first hand account of something, made or written by someone who was there at the time. Primary Source
What is the capital of Kansas? Topeka
What is the most populated city in Kansas? Wichita
What physical features/landforms are found in Kansas? Rolling hills, plains, prairies
What river forms the northeaster border of Kansas? Missouri River
A flat, treeless landscape that receives low levels of rainfall. Plain
What states border Kansas? Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado
Artificial lakes/reservoirs in Kansas are used for what purpose? Wildlife conservation, recreation, water for towns, flood control and prevention
True or False - Most of the large lakes in Kansas are man-made. True
True or False - Fire contributes to the growth and stability of the prairie. True
True or False - There are few plant and animal species that live in a prairie ecosystem. False
What is the most numerous animal in Kansas? Insects
What percentage of a prairie is underground? 80%
How does native prairie grass help the soil? It protects the soil from erosion and catches rainwater which provides moisture to the soil.
How is the long root system helpful to the survival of prairie grass? The long roots help the plant survive fire, floods, and grazing animals.
Water pumped from the Ogallala aquifer is mainly used for what? Farming and agriculture
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