Geo Final

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  1. The Southern Coastlands climate is best described as:
    Warm and humid
  2. Places in the Southern Coaslands east of Houston generally receive how much rain per year?
    50 or more inches
  3. Florida produces more oranges than CA
    true.
  4. after oranges, what is the most important citrus crop for florida?
    grapefruit
  5. which crop is only grown in the southern coastlands and hawaii?
    sugarcane
  6. which of the following states in the southern coastlands produces the most rice?
    Louisiana
  7. what percentage of Floridas population is over 60?
    20-30%
  8. which is not a common hazard in the southern coastlands?
    sinkholes
  9. The Vieux Carre can be found in what city?
    New Orleans
  10. what two states in the sourthern coastlands are part of the top three oil producers in the county?
    louisiana and Texas
  11. which area of the continent's interior plains as the highest carrying capacity?
    Eastern Plains
  12. longitudinal differences in precipitation do NOT affect the interior plains
    false
  13. what was the landscape of Ohio, Indiana, and lower Michigan before the settlers arrived?
    mixed hardwood forests.
  14. the prairie wedge can be found in which state?
    illinois
  15. the average precipitation amount in the interior plains is about ___ inches of precipitation per year
    30
  16. throughout the interior plains, the last killing-forst generally comes in
    Mid-April
  17. the interior plains have a maritime climate
    false
  18. a lacustrine plain refers to
    a former lake bed
  19. karst formations are associated with what type of rock?
    limestone
  20. elevation across the great plains
    increases as you move westward
  21. the black hills are found primarily in what state?
    south dakota
  22. omst precipitation in the great plains is caused by
    the mixture of northern and southern air masses
  23. Major droughts in the great plains have historicall occured roughly once every ___ years
    20
  24. north dakota has the most tornados of any great plains state
    false
  25. most early Euro-American settlements in the great plains were located where?
    along waterways
  26. when was barbed wire invented?
    1870s
  27. sidewalk farmers refer to:
    farmers who live in town but have farms outside of town
  28. most canadian wheat passes through what city?
    winnipeg
  29. the interio rplains are flat because they did not experience glaciation
    false
  30. the primary crop in Alberta is:
    barley
  31. most of the population of the empty interior are of what origin
    northern european
  32. if two glaciers form in parallel balleys, a narrow, jagged ridge line forms with small peaks called
    aretes
  33. which canyon is deeper
    snake river canyon
  34. the largest lake in the empty interior during the plestocene was
    Lake Bonneville
  35. today the bison population in the empty interior is about
    65,000
  36. how much NV land is controlled by the US govt?
    90%
  37. which US president created the US forest service?
    Theodore Roosevelt
  38. which of the following was the worlds first national park?
    yellowstone
  39. which government agency controls the most land in the empty interior?
    Bureau of Land Management
  40. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (mormon) was founded in what state?
    New York
  41. Which group is not traditionally part of the southwest's 'tricultura' development?
    Asians
  42. roughly what percentage of the southwests population is native american?
    1%
  43. the largest native american trive in the four corners region is the
    navajo
  44. spanish settlements predate anglo exploration of the southwest by about 200 years
    true
  45. what year was santa fe founded?
    1610
  46. the term 'presidio' refers to a
    military post
  47. what percentage of CA population is hispanic?
    30-35%
  48. you would expect to find the term Tejanos used most commonly in what state?
    texas
  49. the bracero program was related to what
    seasonal mexican workers
  50. maquiladoras are
    foreign-owned factories along the mexican border
  51. california has the highest and lowest elecations in the coterminous united states
    true
  52. the summits of mountains in the coast ranges are generally between
    3000-5000 ft
  53. in 1906 a devastating earthquake struck which california city?
    san francisco
  54. the sierra nevada are fault-block mountains
    true
  55. which part of california receives the most moisture?
    north
  56. the central valley receives ____ precipitation than the california coast
    less
  57. the world's tallest trees are
    redwoods (although, technically, redwoods are sequoias, and sequoias make up most of the tallest species of tree).
  58. when did spanish explorers first reach california?
    mid-1500s
  59. ranchos refer to
    colonial landholdings
  60. the gold rush in the sierra nevadas began in what year?
    1848
  61. what city benefited most from the gold rush?
    san francisco
  62. california is the leading u.s. state in terms of the total market value of its agricultural products
    true
  63. what has caused the greatest demand for water in california
    agriculture
  64. what percentage of precipitation in california is consumed by farms and cities in drier southern california
    80%
  65. when was the metropolitan water district formed?
    1920s
  66. although commonly believed to be wet, the north pacific coast is actually fairly dry
    false
  67. the western slopes of the olympic mountains can receive rainfall in excess of 150 inches per year
    true
  68. winter rainfall is greater than summer rainfall throughout the north pacific coast
    true
  69. parts of the north pacific coast are semiarid
    False
  70. the highest peak in north america
    mount mcKinley
  71. juneau is connected to the rest of alaska by all but which of the following
    road
  72. the first european explorer to sail the oregon coast was
    captain cook
  73. what does the term potlatch refer to
    a native american ritual
  74. the first europeans to settle the north pacific coast were
    russians
  75. what transportation development opened up oregon and washington
    the great northern railroad
  76. which is not one of the three largest cities of the north pacific coast region
    victoria
  77. vancouver is canadas second largest city
    false
  78. vancouver is canada's busiest port
    true
  79. the boeing corporation is closely linked to what city
    seattle
  80. most of the north pacific coast's agricultural produce is for export rather than local consumption
    false
  81. the highest average january temperature in the northlands is about
    20 degrees
  82. the arctic circle is at what line of latitude
    33.5 degrees north
  83. much of the far northlands is semi-arid
    true
  84. The far northern arctic islands get twice as much snow per year as washington, DC
    false
  85. whats the maximum depth of permafrost
    1000 ft
  86. which word is synonymous with taiga
    boreal forest
  87. how think is the arctic ice pack
    3-6 meters
  88. which group is the most recent of north america's pre-european population
    inuit
  89. nunavut was created out of what canadian providence
    North West Territories
  90. the hudson bay company was primarily interested in what product
    timber
  91. most of hawaii's islands were formed by
    gradual buildup of lava flows
  92. how high are the tallest cliffs on molokai
    3600 ft
  93. honolulus record high temperature is only 31 C
    true
  94. honolulu is at approximately what latitude?
    20 North
  95. how much rain has honolulu receive in a single day
    17 inches
  96. mount waialeale is the world's wettest spot, received an average of ____ inches of rain per year
    486
  97. in hawaii, the areas of highest precipitation also have the highest elevations
    false
  98. despite its location, hawaii has no unique bird species
    false
  99. the first european to visit hawaii was
    captain cook
  100. after the 1820s, hawaii was the principal resupply point for what industry?
    Pinapple Growers

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