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World Geography Ch 5

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

1. 

In the United States, deciduous forests grow at lower elevations in the south.
 

2. 

The prairies of Canada and the United States are mostly treeless.
 

3. 

Hurricanes and muggy summers are most common in the western states.
 

4. 

Tropical areas of the United States include Florida, Hawaii, California, and Puerto Rico.
 

5. 

A supercell can produce a tornado.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

6. 

A notable feature of the ____ is Death Valley.
a.
Great Lakes
b.
Great Divide
c.
Great Plains
d.
Great Basin
 

7. 

Where are North America’s greatest oil reserves found?
a.
in Alaska; in Texas; and in Alberta, Canada
b.
in Alaska; in Texas; and in Quebec, Canada
c.
in Texas; in New Mexico; and in Alberta, Canada
d.
in Alaska; in the Rocky Mountains; and in Alberta, Canada
 

8. 

The United States and Canada are wealthy countries because
a.
the St. Lawrence River provides transportation from the sea to inland areas.
b.
the continent provides abundant oil reserves.
c.
the continent provides abundant water, timber, fisheries, and fossil fuels.
d.
the continent provides abundant mineral deposits and water.
 

9. 

Lakes and rivers are important resources because
a.
they provide drinking water and irrigation for farms.
b.
they are used for shipping and transportation.
c.
they supply electric power.
d.
all of the above
 

10. 

The ____ once was one of the world’s richest fishing grounds.
a.
Great Lakes of Canada
b.
Grand Banks of Canada
c.
Gulf of Alaska
d.
St. Lawrence River
 

11. 

Ever-present cold and little vegetation are found
a.
at high altitudes.
b.
in far northern latitudes.
c.
at high elevations and far northern latitudes.
d.
just below the timberline.
 

12. 

The Great Plains have bitter winters and hot summers because
a.
they are far from the oceans.
b.
they have few lakes and rivers.
c.
they have the highest rainfall average in the United States.
d.
the prairies have fields of tall grass.
 

13. 

Why does the Mojave Desert rarely receive moisture?
a.
It is battered by hot winds from the east.
b.
Ocean currents send moisture southward.
c.
Tropical patterns blow in from Mexico.
d.
The rain shadow effect keeps moisture away.
 

14. 

The Dust Bowl was caused by
a.
drought and poor farming techniques.
b.
lightning fires on the prairie and years of drought.
c.
settlers who planted fields of tall prairie grass.
d.
thunderstorms over the Great Plains.
 

15. 

Few people live in Greenland because
a.
it is isolated from Europe’s cultural centers.
b.
it is the biggest island in the world.
c.
its transportation and shipping facilities are poor.
d.
the weather is bitterly cold and farming is difficult.
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

16. 

____________________ is the world’s largest island.
 

 

17. 

From the ____________________, America’s rivers run east and west.
 

 

18. 

The ____________________ River begins in Minnesota as a stream.
 

 

19. 

The Great Lakes were formed by ____________________.
 

 

20. 

The islands of Hawaii were formed by ____________________.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Pacific Ranges
b.
Rocky Mountains
c.
Great Plains
d.
Appalachian Mountains
e.
Mount McKinley
 

21. 

highest point on the North American continent
 

22. 

oldest range in North America, extending from Quebec to Alabama
 

23. 

group of landforms that include the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades, the Coast Range, and the Alaskan Range
 

24. 

high plateau in central North America
 

25. 

range that extends from Alaska to New Mexico
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
desert
b.
marine west coast
c.
subarctic
d.
subtropical
e.
tundra
 

26. 

climate region with very cold winters, expansive coniferous forest
 

27. 

climate region with bitter winters, very little vegetation
 

28. 

climate region with more than 100 inches of rain, coniferous forest and ferns
 

29. 

climate region with high temperatures and little rainfall, cactus and barren ground
 

30. 

climate region with long, muggy summers and mild winters, deciduous forest
 



 
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