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Ch. 1 LA History

Ch. 1 Louisiana History

What is a benefit of the barrier islands? They provide protection from storm surges.
According to the map, which river forms the lower part of Louisiana’s eastern border? Pearl River
According to the map, the most northerly point of the Mississippi River is found in what state? Minnesota
According to the map, what is the longest river in Louisiana? Mississippi River
What type of lake was created by the Red River? Raft Lakes
What type of map shows Louisiana’s rivers? Topographical
What is the slow process of land sinking into the sea? Subsidence
Which rodent was once highly valued for its fur but now causes harm to our marshes? Nutria
In which time zone is Louisiana located? Central Time Zone
Which waterway does NOT form one of Louisiana’s natural boundaries? Red River
What is the largest natural lake in Louisiana? Lake Pontchartrain
Which of the following areas is NOT part of the Mississippi Floodplain? The Hills
What type of climate is found in Louisiana? Humid Subtropical
If you tell someone you live across the street from the library, what type of location are you describing? Relative
What type of location is based on lines of latitude and longitude? Absolute
What is any natural features of the Earth’s surface called? Landforms
What is another word for your surroundings? Environment
What is a specific spot on planet Earth, sometimes expressed using latitude and longitude? Absolute Location
What do you call where a place is located in relation to another place or places? Relative Location
What do you call an imaginary line that measures a location’s distance north or south of the equator? Latitude
What do you call an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface that divides the Earth evenly between the North and South Poles? Equator
What is caused when rock formations press against each other and fold upward? Uplift
What do you call water that is deep enough to travel by boat? Navigable
What is an area of land that drains into tributaries and eventually into larger rivers? Drainage Basin
What is a material that settles to the bottom of a liquid called? Sediment
What kind of lake is formed when a river seeks a shorter, straighter course through flat terrain? Cutoff Lake
What is a lake created when a huge log jam blocks the flow of a river? Raft Lake
What is a lake created behind low groups of ridges in the marshlands? Marsh Lake
What is a waterway closely associated with Louisiana, which ranges in size from short and shallow to long and navigable? Bayou
What is the current condition of the atmosphere on any given day? Weather
What is the average weather of an area over a long period of time called? Climate
What is an imaginary line that measures how far east or west a location is from the prime meridian? Longitude
What do you call the 0° line of longitude that divides Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres? Prime Meridian
What do you call a segment of the worldwide system for standardizing time; there are 24 in the world; the US spans 7 of them? Time Zone
What is an imaginary line, located mainly on the 180ー meridian, that marks the divide where the date changes by one day? International Date Line
What is the study of differences in the terrain and character of the land in a given place or region called? Physical Geography
What is the height of a place above sea level known as? Elevation
What is the difference between the highest and lowest levels in a given area? Relief
What is any form of water, liquid or solid, that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground called? Precipitation
What do you call a dark funnel-shaped cloud with swirling winds that can measure over two hundred miles an hour? Tornado
What is a violent storm that forms in the Atlantic Ocean during the summer and fall called? Hurricane
What is the number of days between the last killing frost (below 32°F) in the spring and the first killing frost in the fall called? Growing Season
What do you call 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? Wetlands
What is soil that is made up of sediment and carried by a river and deposited along its banks called? Alluvial Soil
What is a place where a river meets the sea called? Estuary
What is wind-blown dust that builds up and forms a ridge of bluffs as it approaches higher elevations called? Loess Soil
What is the wearing away by the action of water or wind called? Erosion
What do you call an area found along a coast that is a transition area between land and water? Marsh
What is a geological formation found in Louisiana’s salt marsh, which is covered by layers of rock that, and under great pressure, has folded upward in dome-like formations? Salt Dome
What do you call a scientist who studies the origin, history, and structure of the Earth? Geologist
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