Mountains Of The World

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  • 1. 

    The longest mountain chain in the world that stretches 4,500 miles from the southern tip of Chile to the Caribbean coast of Venezuela.

    • A.

      Andes Mountains

    • B.

      Appalachian Mountains

    • C.

      Atlas Mountains

    Correct Answer
    A. Andes Mountains
    Explanation
    The Andes Mountains is the correct answer because it is the longest mountain chain in the world, stretching 4,500 miles from the southern tip of Chile to the Caribbean coast of Venezuela. The Appalachian Mountains and Atlas Mountains are not as long as the Andes and do not stretch as far.

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  • 2. 

    These mounains are very old and their peaks have greatly eroded. They extend from Alabama to The Gulf of St. Lawrence in the United States.

    • A.

      Rocky Mountains

    • B.

      Ural Mountains

    • C.

      Appalachian Mountains

    Correct Answer
    C. Appalachian Mountains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Appalachian Mountains. The given information states that these mountains are very old and their peaks have greatly eroded. Additionally, they extend from Alabama to The Gulf of St. Lawrence in the United States. The Appalachian Mountains fit this description perfectly, as they are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world and stretch across the eastern part of North America, from Alabama in the south to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the north.

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  • 3. 

    These mountains run in a straight line for over 1,000. miles and form the border between the continents of Europe and Asia.

    • A.

      The Alps

    • B.

      Himalayas

    • C.

      Ural Mountains

    Correct Answer
    C. Ural Mountains
    Explanation
    The Ural Mountains are the correct answer because they run in a straight line for over 1,000 miles and form the border between the continents of Europe and Asia. The Alps are located in Europe and do not form the border between the two continents. The Himalayas are located in Asia and are not known for running in a straight line. Therefore, the Ural Mountains are the most suitable option.

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  • 4. 

    These mountains stretch along the north African coast and block coastal rains creating the Sahara desert.

    • A.

      Atlas Mountains

    • B.

      Adirondack Mountains

    • C.

      The Alps

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlas Mountains
    Explanation
    The Atlas Mountains are the correct answer because they stretch along the north African coast and act as a barrier, blocking coastal rains. This phenomenon creates a rain shadow effect, causing the area behind the mountains to be arid and leading to the formation of the Sahara desert. The other options, Adirondack Mountains and The Alps, are not located in north Africa and therefore do not have the same impact on the region's climate.

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  • 5. 

    These mountains are young mountains stretch from Yugoslavia to France and are the mountains in Switzerland.

    • A.

      The Urals

    • B.

      The Himalayas

    • C.

      The Alps

    Correct Answer
    C. The Alps
    Explanation
    The given statement describes the mountains as being young and stretching from Yugoslavia to France, which matches the characteristics of the Alps. The Urals are located in Russia and the Himalayas are located in Asia, so they do not fit the given description. Therefore, the correct answer is the Alps.

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  • 6. 

    This massive mountain range of central Asia is called the "rooftop of the world" in Tibet. It has the highest mountains in the world.

    • A.

      Himalayas

    • B.

      Atlas

    • C.

      Rockies

    Correct Answer
    A. Himalayas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Himalayas. The Himalayas is a massive mountain range located in central Asia and is often referred to as the "rooftop of the world" in Tibet. It is known for having the highest mountains in the world.

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  • 7. 

    This mountain range stretch from Alaska to Mexico and are rich in mineral resources including gold.

    • A.

      Appalachian

    • B.

      Rockies

    • C.

      Urals

    Correct Answer
    B. Rockies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rockies. The Rockies mountain range stretches from Alaska to Mexico and is known for its abundance of mineral resources, including gold.

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  • 8. 

    A large collection of mountain ranges is called a cordillera. Mark all the mountain ranges that make up the cordillera in the Western Hemisphere.

    • A.

      Andes, Rockies and Appalachian Mountains

    • B.

      Rockies, Atlas and Ural Mountains

    • C.

      Appalachian and Andes Mountains

    • D.

      Rockies and Andes Mountains

    Correct Answer
    D. Rockies and Andes Mountains
    Explanation
    A cordillera refers to a large collection of mountain ranges. The Andes and Rockies are both well-known mountain ranges in the Western Hemisphere, making them the correct choices. The Appalachian Mountains are also mentioned in the options, but they are not part of the cordillera. The other options, Atlas and Ural Mountains, are not located in the Western Hemisphere, so they are not part of the cordillera either.

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  • 9. 

    This ancient volcano is a snow covered peak near the equator in Africa.

    • A.

      Mount Everest

    • B.

      Aconcagua

    • C.

      Mount Kilimanjaro

    Correct Answer
    C. Mount Kilimanjaro
    Explanation
    Mount Kilimanjaro is the correct answer because it is a snow-covered peak located near the equator in Africa. It is an ancient volcano that stands as the highest mountain on the African continent. Its snowy summit is a unique feature considering its proximity to the equator, making it a popular destination for hikers and climbers from around the world.

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  • 10. 

    This mountain was called "The Great One" by Native Americans in Alaska.

    • A.

      Mont Blanc

    • B.

      Mount McKinley

    • C.

      Mount Everest

    Correct Answer
    B. Mount McKinley
    Explanation
    Mount McKinley is the correct answer because it is known as "The Great One" by Native Americans in Alaska. This nickname highlights the significance and reverence that the Native Americans have for this mountain. Mont Blanc and Mount Everest are not associated with this specific Native American name.

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  • 11. 

    This is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. Zurbriggen of Switzerland first reached the top in January of 1897.

    • A.

      Mount Everest

    • B.

      Aconcagua

    • C.

      Mount Kilimanjaro

    Correct Answer
    B. Aconcagua
    Explanation
    Aconcagua is the correct answer because it is known as the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. It was first reached by Zurbriggen of Switzerland in January 1897. Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro are not located in the Western Hemisphere, so they cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    This is the highest peak in Europe. It was the first high peak in the wold to be "conquered" in 1786 without any modern equipment used by climbers today.

    • A.

      Mont Blanc

    • B.

      Mount McKinley

    • C.

      Mount Everest

    Correct Answer
    A. Mont Blanc
    Explanation
    Mont Blanc is the correct answer because it is the highest peak in Europe and was the first high peak in the world to be "conquered" in 1786 without any modern climbing equipment.

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  • 13. 

    These mountains are not the highest but they separate the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) from France.

    • A.

      Adirondack Mountains

    • B.

      Ural Mountains

    • C.

      Pyrenees Mountains

    Correct Answer
    C. Pyrenees Mountains
    Explanation
    The Pyrenees Mountains are the correct answer because they separate the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) from France. Although they are not the highest mountains, they play a significant geographical role in separating these regions.

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  • 14. 

    This mountain is 29,028 feet and is revered by the followers of the Buddhist religion. There are two monasteries--one in Nepal and one in Tibet-- that have been built facing the peak.

    • A.

      Mount Everest

    • B.

      Mount McKinley

    • C.

      The Matterhorn

    Correct Answer
    A. Mount Everest
    Explanation
    Mount Everest is the correct answer because it is the highest mountain in the world, standing at 29,028 feet. It is also considered sacred by the followers of the Buddhist religion, which explains why there are two monasteries built facing the peak, one in Nepal and one in Tibet. Mount McKinley and The Matterhorn are not as tall as Mount Everest and do not have the same religious significance.

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