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Chapter 2 Test: The American Land

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  • Q1
    What is a resource?
    machines that are used in industry
    a process that takes minerals from the earth
    something used to make people what they need
    the protection of animals and plants
    30s
  • Q2
    An example of a nonrenewable resource is
    petroleum
    water
    wheat
    tress
    45s
  • Q3
    What is conservation?
    careful use and protection of resources
    the use of gold and silver in electrical connections
    when people waste resources
    the use of aluminum cans
    45s
  • Q4
    What does it mean to recycle?
    to dig up minerals again
    to find new resources
    to reuse things
    to find resources
    45s
  • Q5
    The city of Gary, Indiana was created to use which kind of resources to make steel?
    iron and coal
    aluminum and bauxite
    copper and silver
    natural gas and oil
    45s
  • Q6
    What is weather?
    a kind of plant that tells what the next day will be like
    a pattern in the sky
    what is outside of your house or school
    the condition of a layer of air around the earth
    45s
  • Q7
    What is temperature?
    water moving from bodies of water to the air
    a weather forecaster
    a measurement of hotness or coldness
    when the air gets damp
    45s
  • Q8
    What is precipitation?
    sleet
    all of the above
    hail
    moisture that falls from clouds
    45s
  • Q9
    What does NOT affect the climate?
    latitude
    elevation
    size of the city
    distance from water
    45s
  • Q10
    Places at latitudes near the equator usually have
    windier weather
    warmer climates
    colder climates
    little or no rain
    45s
  • Q11
    What are landforms?
    features of the earth's surface like mountains and valleys
    land that has been formed by water
    studies of the earth and its plant and animal life
    gifts of land given by the government for specific purpose
    45s
  • Q12
    What is erosion?
    wearing away of the earth as a result of moving water
    lowest point in a canyon where a river divides the rocks
    something found in nature that is used to raise land
    a deeply cut valley with high steep sides
    45s
  • Q13
    What is the Continental Divide?
    a stretch of high land along the Rocky Mountains that separates water that flows east from the water that flows west
    a place on the Mississippi River that divides the East from the West
    a place that marks the halfway point across the United States
    the border between the United States and Canada
    45s
  • Q14
    The Coast Ranges, the Cascades, and the Sierra Nevada make up the
    Great Basin
    Rocky Mountains
    Great Plains
    Pacific Ranges
    45s
  • Q15
    Which major landform area is just east of the Rocky Mountains?
    the Appalachian Mountains
    the Continental Divide
    the Coastal Plains
    The Great Plains
    45s

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