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  1. What is a LANDFORM and give a few examples.

    PMHV
    physical features on the Earth's surface

    • plains
    • mountains
    • hills
    • valleys
  2. True or False:
    Landform regions are regions with similar landforms throughout.
    TRUE
  3. There are 2 major mountain ranges in the US.  One on the east and one on the west, name them:
    • Appalachian Mountains - East
    • Rocky Mountains - West
  4. The area near the foot of the mountain is called _____/
    PIEDMONT
  5. A group of connected mountains is called a _____   ______.
    mountain range
  6. Name two large landform regions that are plains.

    CP
    IP
    Coastal Plains - stretches from atlantic ocean to gulf of mexico

    Interior Plains - stretch across US
  7. A broad area of mostly flat land is called ____/
    PLATEAU
  8. The level of the surface of the oceans is called ____   _____/
    SEA LEVEL
  9. What is INTERMOUNTAIN?
    between mountains
  10. What is a BASIN?
    low, bowl shaped land with higher ground all around it.
  11. An opening in the earth trhough which hot lava, gases,ash, and rocks may pour out is called a _____.
    VOLCANO
  12. What bodies of water help connect the US to other countries?
    OCEANS
  13. Laeks and rivers provide fresh water for 5 things, name them.

    WPFFC
    • wildlife
    • people
    • farms
    • factories
    • cities
  14. Large lakes and rivers provide _______ within the US.
    TRANSPORTATION
  15. The regular rise and fall of an ocean and the bodies of water connected to it are called ______.
    TIDES
  16. A river or stream that flows into a larger river is called a _____.
    TRIBUTARY
  17. What is a DRAINAGE BASIN?
    LAND DRAINED BY A RIVER
  18. The _____   ______ River forms part of the border between the US and Mexico.
    RIO GRANDE
  19. What is CLIMATE?
    WEATHER OVER A PERIOD OF TIME
  20. What is VEGETATION?
    plant life in a place
  21. Name as many factors as you can that EFFECT CLIMATE.

    D, D, O, E, L, M
    • Distance from EQUATOR
    • Distance from OCEAN or other bodies of water
    • OCEAN CURRENT
    • ELEVATION (higher - cooler, lower - warmer)
    • LOCATION on the continent
    • MOUNTAINS
  22. What are the 5 kinds of VEGETATION REGIONS?
    • Tundra - cold, dry, treeless
    • Forest
    • Desert
    • Grassland - prariries
    • Savannah - grassland with trees
  23. True or False?
    The Atlantic Coast had 3 seasons, vegetation, forest area, grassland and farmland.
    False, we have 4 seasons: but the rest was true!
  24. Something found in nature that people can use is called a _____   ______.
    NATURAL RESOURCE
  25. Another word for CHANGE IS _______.
    MODIFY
  26. Material added to soil to make it more FERTILE is called _____.
    FERTILIZER
  27. Use of canals, ditches, or pipes to move water to dry areas is called _______.
    IRRIGATION
  28. TRUE OR FALSE:
    A NONRENEWABLE RESOURCE is a resource that can NOT be made again by nature or people.
    TRUE
  29. What is a RENEWABLE RESOURCE?
    A resource that CAN be made again by nature or people.
  30. The wearing away of the Earth's surface is called ____.
    EROSION
  31. What are two factors that influence how land is used or "land use"?
    • Landforms
    • Climate
  32. What are the major geographic features of the US?

    (think this is the essay!)
    M, P, O, R, GL,  GM
    The major geographic feature of the US are MOUNTAINS, which are the ROCKIES AND THE APPALACHIANS.  The PLAINS are another feature.  They are the INTERIOR and COASTAL PLAINS.  The OCEANS are another feature.  The Atlantic and Pacific oceans surround the US.  The largest RIVER is the MISSISSIPPI.  The other large bodies of water are the GREAT LAKES and the GULF OF MEXICO.
  33. Name the four Regions of the USA.
    • Northeast
    • South
    • West
    • Middle West
  34. What are the 4 Regions based on Peoples Activities?

    PR, ER, CR, PR
    • Political Region
    • Economic Region
    • Cultural Region
    • Population Region
  35. True or False:
    Landforms, Bodies of Water, Climate and Transportation effect the Patterns of Settlements in te US.
    TRUE
  36. Places whre people meet, communicate and share ideas are called ______.
    CROSSROADS
  37. MOST AMERICAN CITIES ARE LOCATED NEAR 4 THINGS....
    • RAILROADS
    • RIVERS
    • LAKES 
    • OCEANS
  38. Can you name some of the largest cities in the US?
    • New York
    • Los Angelos
    • Chicago
    • Houston
    • Philadelphia

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