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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The different elevations of land across Tennessee have helped to divide the state into three ______ ______. (P. 8)
  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the major river that runs along the western border of Tennessee? (P. 9)
  • 6. 
    What is the name of Tennessee's largest city that is located in West Tennessee? (P. 9)
  • 7. 
    What is the name of the Middle Tennessee city that is at the exact center of Tennessee? (P. 9)
  • 8. 
    What Middle Tennessee city is the state capital? (P. 9)
  • 9. 
    The Great Smokies are part of a mountain range called the Appalachians. What did the Cherokee Indians call it? (P. 10)
  • 10. 
    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)
  • 11. 
    Higher elevations of land are ________ than lower elevations. (P. 7)
  • 12. 
    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)
  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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.

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    In which geographic region of the United States is Tennessee located? (Map - P. 5)
  • 18. 
    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.

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