US And Canada Geography Test! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

     Which of the following resources is abundant in the US and Canada?

    • A.

      Fertile soil

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Minerals

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because the US and Canada have abundant resources of fertile soil, water, and minerals. Both countries have vast agricultural lands with fertile soil, which allows for high crop yields. They also have access to abundant freshwater sources, such as lakes and rivers. Additionally, the US and Canada are rich in mineral resources, including coal, oil, natural gas, and various metals. These abundant resources contribute to the economic development and prosperity of both countries.

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  • 2. 

    Which area of the US can be described as beginning in the northeastern US and widening as it approaches Florida?  This area also has many harbors.   

    • A.

      Eastern Lowlands

    • B.

      Appalachian Highlands

    • C.

      Interior Lowlands

    • D.

      Western Mountains, Plateaus, and Basins

    Correct Answer
    A. Eastern Lowlands
    Explanation
    The Eastern Lowlands can be described as beginning in the northeastern US and widening as it approaches Florida. This area is characterized by its low elevation and flat terrain, which makes it suitable for harbors. The Appalachian Highlands, Interior Lowlands, and Western Mountains, Plateaus, and Basins do not fit the description of widening as it approaches Florida or having many harbors.

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  • 3. 

    Which area of the US is home to the Catskill Mountains? 

    • A.

      Eastern Lowlands

    • B.

      Appalachian Highlands

    • C.

      Interior Lowlands

    • D.

      Western Mountains, Plateaus, and Basins

    Correct Answer
    B. Appalachian Highlands
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Appalachian Highlands. The Catskill Mountains are located in the Appalachian Highlands region of the United States. This region stretches from eastern Canada down to northern Alabama and is characterized by its rugged terrain and high elevations. The Catskills are a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and fishing, and are known for their scenic beauty and dense forests.

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  • 4. 

    What area in the US is home to the Continental Divide?  

    • A.

      Eastern Lowlands

    • B.

      Appalachian Highlands

    • C.

      Interior Lowlands

    • D.

      Western Mountains, Plateaus, and Basins

    Correct Answer
    D. Western Mountains, Plateaus, and Basins
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Western Mountains, Plateaus, and Basins. The Continental Divide is a geographic feature that determines the direction of water flow on the North American continent. It separates the watersheds that drain into the Pacific Ocean from those that drain into the Atlantic Ocean. The Western Mountains, Plateaus, and Basins region in the US is home to the Continental Divide, as it includes the Rocky Mountains, which form a significant part of the divide.

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  • 5. 

    Canada's longest river is the _________ River. 

    • A.

      Mississippi

    • B.

      Ontario

    • C.

      Mackenzie

    • D.

      Alberta

    Correct Answer
    C. Mackenzie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mackenzie. The question asks for the longest river in Canada, and the Mackenzie River is indeed the longest river in Canada. It stretches approximately 1,080 miles and flows through the Northwest Territories and into the Arctic Ocean.

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  • 6. 

    The Appalachian Mountains are older than the Rocky Mountains. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Appalachian Mountains are older than the Rocky Mountains because they formed hundreds of millions of years ago during the Paleozoic Era, while the Rocky Mountains formed more recently during the Laramide orogeny about 80 million years ago.

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  • 7. 

    Prevaiing westerlies blow from east to west.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The prevailing westerlies actually blow from west to east, not east to west. These winds are found in the middle latitudes of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, between 30 and 60 degrees latitude. They are named "westerlies" because they generally originate from the west and move towards the east. The westerlies play a significant role in weather patterns and are responsible for the movement of weather systems across the Earth's surface.

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  • 8. 

    People who move from place to place are referred to as nomads. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because nomads are individuals or groups of people who do not have a fixed home and regularly move from one place to another in search of resources such as food, water, and shelter. They often follow a seasonal pattern of migration and rely on hunting, gathering, or herding for their livelihood. Nomadic lifestyles have been practiced by various cultures throughout history and continue to exist in some parts of the world today.

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  • 9. 

     Discuss how Montreal has adapted to the weather in 2-3 sentences.

  • 10. 

     Give an example of extreme weather and its repercussions.

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