Plateau Region & Great Basin Region

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Regional quiz on the Plateau & Great Basin region.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This region has geographic features that include: mountains, desert, hills and an abundants of trees.  Which region is this?  (2 pts)
    • A. 

      Great Plains

    • B. 

      Plateau

    • C. 

      Northwest Coastal

    • D. 

      Great Basin

  • 2. 
    Because of climate is arid (dry), this region is surrounded by a natural huge desert and basin.  (2pts)
    • A. 

      Northwest Coastal

    • B. 

      Southwest

    • C. 

      Great Plains

    • D. 

      Great Basin

  • 3. 
    The lifestyle  for the Great Basin Indians consisted of mainly being ____________ & ____________ .  (2pts) 
    • A. 

      Foragers & fisherman

    • B. 

      Hunters & gatherers

    • C. 

      Tradesman & gatherers

    • D. 

      Semi-nomadic & hunters

  • 4. 
    The Plateau Indians were known as fisherman, gatherers and ___________? (2 pts)
    • A. 

      Small game hunters

    • B. 

      Tradesman

    • C. 

      Farmers

    • D. 

      Foragers

  • 5. 
    The Plateau Indians primarily lived in these kind of dwellings.  (2pts)
    • A. 

      Underground wickiups

    • B. 

      Cedar plank houses

    • C. 

      Semi-covered pithouses

    • D. 

      Earth covered wigwams

  • 6. 
    Because of the climate being arid (dry) food supplies were meager.  Besides for small game (rabbit, rodent, and lizards) the Great Basin Indians also ate ________? (2pts)
    • A. 

      Seeds, nuts, berries, roots

    • B. 

      Weeds, brush, deer, elk

    • C. 

      Fish, roots, nuts, vegetables

    • D. 

      Fruit, bear, elk, sheep

  • 7. 
    The Nez Perce, Flathead, Spokan & Yakama belong to the ______________ region.  (2pts)
    • A. 

      Plateau

    • B. 

      Great Plains

    • C. 

      Northwest Coastal

    • D. 

      Great Basin

  • 8. 
    Plateau Indians main (primary) food source was ____________. (2pts)
    • A. 

      Lizards

    • B. 

      Rodents

    • C. 

      Bear

    • D. 

      Fish

  • 9. 
    The Great Basin Indians lived in shelters that were made up of reeds and brush.  What are these shelters called? (2 pts)
    • A. 

      Pithouses

    • B. 

      Wicki ups

    • C. 

      Plankhouses

    • D. 

      Lean-tos

  • 10. 
    What region would you find the Washoe, Bannock, Paiute, Ute and Shoshone? (2pts)
    • A. 

      Great Basin

    • B. 

      Northwest Coastal

    • C. 

      Great Plains

    • D. 

      Plateau