4th grade Social Studies Unit 7 Western Region test flashcards

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

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