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Quiz on North America

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Answer these questions about North America.

1 The Rocky Mountains have a rugged topography that extends from ______ to ______ .
a) Alaska to Utah.
b) Montana to New Mexico.
c) Northern Canada to Utah.
d) Alaska to New Mexico.
e) None of the above.
2 What area is the largest region in North America?
a) Continental Core.
b) Interior Periphery.
c) French Canada.
d) The Pacific Coast.
e) New England and Atlantic Provinces.
3 Which of the cities in the United States is least likely to suffer the adverse effects of the "rain shadow" phenomenon?
a) Denver, Colorado.
b) Las Vegas, Nevada.
c) Salt Lake City, Utah.
d) San Francisco, California.
e) None of the above.
4 The Rust Belt is a region that coincides with:
a) An area of poor soils in the American South.
b) An area of soils with a high concentration of iron.
c) an iron ore mining area in northern Minnesota.
d) The industrial cities in the rugged lands of the far West.
e) A former area of predominantly steel manufacturing within the American Manufacturing belt.
5 Precipitation in the central part of the United States decreases from:
a) East to West.
b) West to East.
c) North to South.
d) South to North.
e) There is no true pattern.
6 Which two crops defines the boundaries of the Agricultural Heartland?
a) Soybeans and Corn.
b) Cotton and Wheat.
c) Wheat and Soybeans.
d) Rice and Cotton.
e) Corn and Wheat.
7 Of the following regions in North America, which was the last to develop?
a) The Great Plains.
b) Mormon Utah.
c) The South.
d) The Middle West.
e) The Industrial North.
8 Canada is:
a) Overpopulated.
b) A minor trading partner of the United States.
c) Rich in natural resources.
d) Unconcerned about the "giant" to the south.
e) None of the above.
9 Which of the following is true about resource consumption in the United States?
a) Having less than 5% of the world's population, the U.S. consumes between 40-60% of the world's resources.
b) The higher resource consumption of the United States is not reflected in a higher per capita GNP as compared to other industrilized countries of the world.
c) A majority of U.S. resource consumption is related to transportation, specifically with automobiles.
d) Oil represents a major portion of U.S. resource consumption and over 50% of this resource is imported.
e) All of the above.
10 Which one of the following states contains territory located in the Intermontane Basin-and-Plateau region?
a) Wisconsin
b) Tennessee.
c) Pennsylvania.
d) Nevada.
e) North Dakota.

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Submitted by Seth Turman, December 8, 1999