Western_Region_Flash_Cards

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Western_Region_Flash_Cards
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2013-05-07 11:27:36
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  1. Alaska
    Juneau
  2. California
    Sacramento
  3. Colorado
    Denver
  4. Hawaii
    Honolulu
  5. Idaho
    Boise
  6. Montana
    Helena
  7. Nevada
    Carson City
  8. Oregon
    Salem
  9. Utah
    Salt Lake City
  10. Wyoming
    Cheyenne
  11. Washington
    Olympia
  12. Timberline
    A tree line
  13. A large, shaggy animal with short horns and a hump on its back
    bison
  14. A show that has contests in horseback riding, roping, and other similar skills
    rodeo
  15. The technology that allows people to send messages and images long distances quickly
    telecommunications
  16. melted rock
    Magma
  17. A hot, underground spring from which steam and hot water shoot into the air
    geyser
  18. A shaking of the earth
    earthquake
  19. A person who supports the wise use and protection of natural resources
    conservationist
  20. In what western state are these sites located: Sequoia National Park, Mojove desert, San Francisco, and Hollywood?
    California
  21. In what western state is John Day Fossil Beds located?
    Oregon
  22. In what western state is Kilauea located?
    Hawaii
  23. In what western state is Glacier National Park located?
    Montana
  24. In what western state are Lake Mead and Las Vegas located?
    Nevada
  25. In what western state is the Great Salt Lake located?
    Utah
  26. In what western state are Yellowstone National Park and Devil's Tower?
    Wyoming
  27. In what western state are the Space Needle and Mt. St. Helens?
    Washington
  28. What three large rivers start in the Rocky Mountains?
    Rio Grande, Colorado, and Missouri Rivers
  29. What is the highest mountain in the Rocky Mountains?
    Mount Elbert
  30. Name 3 kinds of land forms found in this region.
    Volcanoes, mountains, deserts, islands, tropical rain forest...
  31. How are the Rocky Mountains believed to be formed?
    Two huge plates of land colided and one plate pushed the other upward.
  32. Name the large city and state known for its movie productions in this region.
    Hollywood, California
  33. In what large city is China Town located?
    San Francisco
  34. This "mountain man" helped find the South Pass through the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and later helped pioneers across the mountains.
    Jebediah Smith
  35. This gentleman found gold on his property in Jan. 1848 which brought many miners out to California during the "gold rush".
    John Sutter
  36. This is the world's largest active volcano.
    Kilauea
  37. What is America's largest Mountain Range?
    Rocky Mountains
  38. Which volcano erupted violently in 1980 in Washington?
    Mount St. Helens
  39. A place in the middle of a plate where magma reaches earth's surface.
    hot spot
  40. This is a national park in Wyoming and it has hot spots, geysers, water falls, and lots of wildlife to see.
    Yellowstone National Park
  41. The higher you climb a mountain the colder it gets because ______ effects climate.
    elevation
  42. Wyoming's most important industry is the production of...
    oil and natural gas
  43. How does Alaska transport its oil from the frozen grounds in the Arctic to the ice-free prots of Valdez?
    a pipeline
  44. Wyoming is also the leading producer of _____ in the U.S.
    Uranium
  45. Where are most of the fruits and nuts and vegetables produced in almost the whole world?
    Central Valley in California
  46. Which state is known for its potato production?
    Idaho
  47. This state leads in the production of pineapples and sugarcane.
    Hawaii
  48. San Jose and Santa Clara, California produce this to be used in computer chips.
    silicon
  49. Who owns 2/3 of the land in Utah and more than 3/4 of the land in Nevada?
    The federal government
  50. In 1830 to 1840 many pioneers came to this state for rich farmlands
    Oregon
  51. Some of the first settlers in Alaska were eskimos. What is the "real" name for this group of Native Americans?
    Inuit
  52. In 1879 African Americans came to this region to find freedom from unfair treatment. They were called by this name
    Exodusters
  53. In 1869 this made it much easier for people to come to the Western Region.
    The transcontinental railroad

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