Kentucky Geography

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Kentucky Geography

The students will find out about the geography of Kentucky. This includes the regions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Kentucky is bordered by ________, ________, and________ in the north. On the south, Kentucky is bordered by __________. ________and __________ border Kentucky on the east and _________________borders Kentucky on the west.
    • A. 

      Kentucky is bordered by Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio in the north. On the south, Kentucky is bordered by Tennessee. West Virginia and Virginia border Kentucky on the east and Missouri borders Kentucky on the west

    • B. 

      Kentucky is bordered by Tennessee , West Virginia, and Virginia in the north. On the south, Kentucky is bordered by Illinois . West Virginia and Virginia border Kentucky on the east and Missouri borders Kentucky on the west

  • 2. 
    Kentucky covers ____________ square miles.
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      411

    • C. 

      40,411

    • D. 

      25,905

  • 3. 
    The highest point in Kentucky is ______________at 4,139 feet above sea level.
    • A. 

      Mount Hood

    • B. 

      Lake Cumberland

    • C. 

      Ohio River

    • D. 

      Black Mountain

  • 4. 
    Kentucky is composed of five geographic regions that attest to this diversity; the Bluegrass Region, the Cumberland Plateau, the Western Coal Field, the Pennyroyal Region, and the Jackson Purchase Region.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In the northern central area of Kentucky lies the _____________________________.
    • A. 

      Western Coal Field

    • B. 

      Pennyroyal Region

    • C. 

      Bluegrass Region

    • D. 

      Cumberland Plateau

  • 6. 
    This area of Kentucky is characterized by rolling meadows in the central portion and by sandstone "knobs" on the eastern, southern, and western edges.Itis also a part of the ___________________.
    • A. 

      Western Coal Field

    • B. 

      Bluegrass Region

    • C. 

      Cumberland Plateau

    • D. 

      Jackson Purchase Region

  • 7. 
    The Appalachian Plateau which extends from New York to Alabama is referred to as the __________________ in Kentucky. This area, in the eastern portion of the state, consists of mountains, plateaus, and valleys. The Cumberland and Pine mountain ranges are found in this region of Kentucky as well as Black Mountain, the highest point in the state.
    • A. 

      Cumberland Plateau

    • B. 

      Pennyroyal Region

    • C. 

      Jackson Purchase Region

    • D. 

      Western Coal Field

  • 8. 
    Northwestern Kentucky is a land of hills bordered by the Ohio River on the north, and the Pennyroyal region on the east, west, and south. It's called the__________________________ because of its large coal deposits. Farmland borders the Ohio River in the Western Coal Field.
    • A. 

      Jackson Purchase Region

    • B. 

      Western Coal Field

    • C. 

      Pennyroyal Region

    • D. 

      Bluegrass Region

  • 9. 
    The _____________________________________ stretches along the southern border of Kentucky from the Appalachian Plateau west all the way to Kentucky Lake. The southern portion of the this region consists of flat lands with some rolling hills. In the center of the region lies a treeless area called The Barrens. The northern section consists of rocky ridges. Under this rocky area are underground caves and tunnels. Mammoth Cave is located in this area. It is named after small herbs that grow there.
    • A. 

      Jackson Purchase Region

    • B. 

      Bluegrass Region

    • C. 

      Western Coal Field

    • D. 

      Pennyroyal Region

  • 10. 
    In the far western tip of Kentucky is the ___________________, part of greater Gulf Plains Region that starts at the Gulf of Mexico and extends north to Illinois. This area is bordered on the east by Kentucky Lake. To the north is the Ohio River; to the west, the Mississippi River. This area is characterized by flood plains with low hills. The Mississippi River crosses the Madrid Fault zone here. Earthquakes in 1811 and 1812 caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards! Reelfoot Lake, near the Tennessee border was created when this happened.
    • A. 

      Pennyroyal Region

    • B. 

      Bluegrass Region

    • C. 

      Jackson Purchase Region

    • D. 

      Cumberland Plateau