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  • 1. 

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  • 2. 

    The different elevations of land across Tennessee have helped to divide the state into three ______ ______. (P. 8)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "grand divisions." The different elevations of land across Tennessee have created distinct regions within the state, known as grand divisions. These divisions are characterized by their unique geography, climate, and cultural characteristics.

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  • 3. 

    Put a check by the boundaries that are PHYSICAL boundaries. Three answers should be checked:

    • A.

      A county line

    • B.

      A state line

    • C.

      A mountain range

    • D.

      A river

    • E.

      City limits

    • F.

      An ocean

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. A mountain range
    D. A river
    F. An ocean
    Explanation
    Physical boundaries are landforms or other natural features that separate two places. You can see physical boundaries.

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  • 4. 

    Put a check by the boundaries that are POLITICAL boundaries. Three answers should be checked:

    • A.

      A county line

    • B.

      A state line

    • C.

      A mountain range

    • D.

      A river

    • E.

      City limits

    • F.

      An ocean

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A county line
    B. A state line
    E. City limits
    Explanation
    Political boundaries are boundaries drawn by people and based on history. They are only visible on maps.

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  • 5. 

    Put a check by the answers that describe the land in West Tennessee. Two answers should be checked: (P. 9)

    • A.

      A plain

    • B.

      Lots of flat, rich farmland

    • C.

      Rolling hills

    • D.

      Tall mountains

    • E.

      Deserts

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A plain
    B. Lots of flat, rich farmland
    Explanation
    The land in West Tennessee is described as a plain and having lots of flat, rich farmland. This suggests that the terrain in this region is relatively flat and suitable for agriculture. The presence of flat, rich farmland indicates that the soil is fertile, which is favorable for farming.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of the major river that runs along the western border of Tennessee? (P. 9)

    Correct Answer(s)
    Mississippi
    Explanation
    The major river that runs along the western border of Tennessee is the Mississippi River.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of Tennessee's largest city that is located in West Tennessee? (P. 9)

    Correct Answer(s)
    Memphis
    Explanation
    Memphis is the correct answer to the question as it is the largest city in Tennessee that is located in West Tennessee.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of the Middle Tennessee city that is at the exact center of Tennessee? (P. 9)

    Correct Answer(s)
    Murfreesboro
    Explanation
    Murfreesboro is the correct answer because it is the Middle Tennessee city that is located at the exact center of Tennessee.

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  • 9. 

    What Middle Tennessee city is the state capital? (P. 9)

    Correct Answer(s)
    Nashville
    Explanation
    Nashville is the state capital of Tennessee.

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  • 10. 

    The Great Smokies are part of a mountain range called the Appalachians. What did the Cherokee Indians call it? (P. 10)

    Correct Answer(s)
    Unakas
    Explanation
    "Unakas" means "the white mountains," because these mountains were covered by snow in winter and often hidden by fog and clouds in the summer.

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  • 11. 

    What river in Tennessee is unusual because it flows south through East Tennessee, then west through Alabama, and then north back through Tennessee into Kentucky? (P. 10)

    Correct Answer(s)
    Tennessee
  • 12. 

    Higher elevations of land are ________ than lower elevations. (P. 7)

    Correct Answer(s)
    cooler
    Explanation
    Higher elevations of land are cooler than lower elevations because as altitude increases, the air becomes thinner and less dense. Thinner air has a lower capacity to hold heat, resulting in lower temperatures at higher elevations. Additionally, higher elevations are often exposed to cooler winds, which further contribute to the cooler temperatures. Therefore, it can be concluded that higher elevations of land are generally cooler than lower elevations.

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  • 13. 

    People in East. Middle, and West Tennessee have special histories because they were settled at different times by different groups of people. Over the years, they sometimes argued or fought with one another. This problem has been caused by __________, or the belief that local or regional concerns are more important than national or state ones. (P. 8)

    Correct Answer(s)
    sectionalism
    Explanation
    The special histories of people in East, Middle, and West Tennessee, who were settled at different times by different groups of people, have led to arguments and conflicts among them. This problem has been caused by sectionalism, which is the belief that local or regional concerns are more important than national or state ones. Sectionalism creates divisions and prioritizes the interests of a specific region over the overall unity of the nation or state.

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  • 14. 

    Look at the the Tennessee state flag below. Which part of the flag represents the grand divisions of the state? (P. 8)

    • A.

      The red background

    • B.

      The three stars

    • C.

      The blue bar

    • D.

      The rectangle shape

    Correct Answer
    B. The three stars
    Explanation
    The three stars on the Tennessee state flag represent the grand divisions of the state. Tennessee is divided into three distinct regions, namely East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee. Each star represents one of these divisions, with the central star representing Middle Tennessee and the two outer stars representing East and West Tennessee respectively. The stars symbolize the unity and equal importance of these divisions within the state of Tennessee.

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  • 15. 

    Look at the Tennessee map below. Put a check by the statements that are TRUE about Tennessee. Four answers should be checked. (P. 6)

    • A.

      More than 400 miles long from east to west.

    • B.

      About 100 miles wide from north to south.

    • C.

      From Memphis to Bristol is about a 9-hour drive.

    • D.

      From Kentucky to Alabama is about a 2-hour drive.

    • E.

      Tennessee is the fifth biggest state in the nation.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. More than 400 miles long from east to west.
    B. About 100 miles wide from north to south.
    C. From Memphis to Bristol is about a 9-hour drive.
    D. From Kentucky to Alabama is about a 2-hour drive.
    Explanation
    The four checked statements are true about Tennessee. Tennessee is more than 400 miles long from east to west, about 100 miles wide from north to south, and the drive from Memphis to Bristol takes about 9 hours. Additionally, the drive from Kentucky to Alabama takes about 2 hours.

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  • 16. 

    Put a check by the answers that describe the land in Middle Tennessee. Two answers should be checked: (P. 9)

    • A.

      Includes the Highland Rim and the Central Basin

    • B.

      Rolling hills

    • C.

      The tallest mountains in Tennessee

    • D.

      Mostly flat land

    • E.

      Glaciers

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Includes the Highland Rim and the Central Basin
    B. Rolling hills
    Explanation
    The land in Middle Tennessee includes the Highland Rim and the Central Basin, as well as rolling hills. This suggests that the region is characterized by a mix of elevated areas and lower-lying plains, with undulating terrain.

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  • 17. 

    Put a check by the answers that describe the land in East Tennessee. Three answers should be checked: (P. 10)

    • A.

      Includes the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau

    • B.

      Lots of flat farmland

    • C.

      Valleys and ridges

    • D.

      Steep cliffs

    • E.

      Volcanoes

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Includes the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau
    C. Valleys and ridges
    D. Steep cliffs
    Explanation
    The land in East Tennessee includes the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau, which are prominent geographical features in the region. Additionally, the area is characterized by valleys and ridges, as well as steep cliffs.

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  • 18. 

    In which geographic region of the United States is Tennessee located? (Map - P. 5)

    Correct Answer(s)
    Southeast
  • 19. 

    Put a check by the statements that are true about the Highland Rim. Four answers should be checked: (P. 9)

    • A.

      The Central Basin sits entirely inside of it.

    • B.

      We live on the Highland Rim.

    • C.

      The Highland Rim is the largest land region in Tennessee.

    • D.

      The Highland Rim is a plateau, but not as high as the Cumberland Plateau.

    • E.

      The Highland Rim has the coolest climate in the state.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Central Basin sits entirely inside of it.
    B. We live on the Highland Rim.
    C. The Highland Rim is the largest land region in Tennessee.
    D. The Highland Rim is a plateau, but not as high as the Cumberland Plateau.
    Explanation
    The Central Basin sits entirely inside of it because the statement mentions that the Central Basin is located within the Highland Rim. We live on the Highland Rim because the statement implies that the speaker's location is on the Highland Rim. The Highland Rim is the largest land region in Tennessee because the statement states that it is the largest. The Highland Rim is a plateau, but not as high as the Cumberland Plateau because the statement compares the Highland Rim to the Cumberland Plateau, stating that it is not as high.

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