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What is the largest ocean?
Pacific
What is the smallest ocean?
Arctic
What is the second largest ocean?
Atlantic
Which US state has the longest coastline on the Atlantic Ocean?
Florida
Name the only US state that touches two oceans?
Alaska
What US states have the Pacific Ocean touching them?
Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii
How many states are on the North American continent?
49 (Alaska!)
How many states are in the CONTIGUOUS United States?
48
Name the longest mountain range in the US.
Rocky Mountains
Where is Mount Rushmore?
South Dakota
What four presidents are carved into Mount Rushmore?
Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt
Where are the highest mountains in the US found?
Alaska
Name the highest mountain in the US.
Mt. McKinley
Name the highest mountain in the US, outside Alaska.
Mt. Whitney
What is the great ridge of the Rocky Mountains which separates the West flowing streams from the East flowing streams in North America called?
Continental Divide
How many of the Great Lakes border Canada? Name them.
4. Ontario, Huron, Erie, Superior.
Which one of the Great Lakes is entirely within the United States?
Lake Michigan
What is the only state to toouch four of the Great Lakes?
Michigan
Name the largest Great Lake.
Lake Superior
Where is the SOURCE of the Mississippi River?
a lake in northern Minnesota
Where is the MOUTH of the Mississippi River? or What body of water does the river empty into?
the Gulf of Mexico
What is the southernmost state?
Hawaii
Is the state of Hawaii north or south of the equator?
North
How many islands make up the state of Hawaii?
132
How many main islands are there in Hawaii?
8
What is the largest gulf in the world?
the Gulf of Mexico
Name the states that border the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida. 5.
What state is bordered by only one other state? and, which state does it border?
Maine. It borders New Hampshire.
In what state is the Grand Canyon?
Arizona
What group of small islands form the long tail of Alaska?
Aleutian Islands
What strait separates North America from Asia?
Bering Strait
What state does the Arctic Circle pass through?
Alaska
What is the oldest national park?
Yellowstone National Park, WYOMING & Montana
Where is the lowest elevation in the United States?
Death Valley
a group of many islands
archipelago
a low, bowl-shaped landform surrounded by higher lands
basin
part of an ocean, sea, or lake that extends into the land; smaller than a gulf
bay
the gently sloping shore of an ocean or other body of water, especially that part covered by sand or pebbles
beach
a small, flat-topped hill; smaller than a plateau or mesa
butte
a waterway built to carry water for navigation or irrigation; navigation waterways usually connect two bodies of water; (for example, Panama _________)
canal
a deep, narrow valley with steep sides
canyon
a projecting part of a coastline that extends into an ocean, sea, gulf, bay or lake
cape
a high, steep face of rock or earth
cliff
land along an ocean or sea
coast
a wall built across a river to hold back the flowing water
dam
land at the mouth of a river, made of silt, sand, and pebbles; usually shaped like a triangle
delta
a very dry area where few plants grow
desert
a deep, narrow inlet of the sea between high, steep cliffs
fjord
a large sheet of ice that moves slowly over some land surface or down a valley
glacier
part of an ocean or sea that extends into the land; usually larger than a bay
gulf
a protected place along a shore where ships can safely anchor
harbor
a rounded, raised landform, not as high as a mountain
hill
a body of land completely surrounded by water
island
a narrow strip of land bordered by water that connects two larger bodies of land
isthmus
a body of water completely surrounded by land
lake
a high, flat landform rising steply above the surrounding land; smaller than a plateau, but larger than a butte
mesa
a high, rounded, or pointed landform with steep sides, higher than a hill
mountain
an opening or gap through a mountain range
mountain pass
a row or chain of mountains
mountain range
a huge group of mountain ranges
mountain system
the place where a river empties into another body of water
mouth
a place in the desert where there is a supply of water
oasis
one of the earth's four largest bodies of water; together they cover thre-fourths of the earth's surface
ocean
the pointed top of a mountain or hill
peak
a body of land nearly surrounded by water
peninsula
a large area of flat or nearly flat land
plain
a high, flat landform that rises steeply above the surrounding land; larger than a butte and a mesa
plateau
a place where ships load and unload goods
port
a large area of flat or rolling grassland with fertile soil and few trees
prairie
a dense forest in a region, usually tropical, where rain is very heavy through the year
rain forest
a natural or artificial lake used to store water
reservoir
a large stream of water that flows across the land and usually empties into a lake, ocean, or other river
river
all the land drained by a river and its tributaries
river basin
a large body of water partly or entirely surrounded by land; another word for ocean
sea
a narrow channel or passage of water, larger than a strait, joining two larger bodies of water; inlet or arm of the sea
sound
the place where a river or stream begins
source
a narrow waterway or channel connecting two larger bodies of water
strait
a lowland usually covered by water
swamp
an imaginary line on mountains and in arctic regions, above which trees do not grow
timber line
a small river or stream that flows into a larger river or streams
tributary
a treeless land with permanently frozen soil beneath the surface
tundra
an area of low land between hills or mountains
valley
an opening in the earth through which lava, rock, gases, and ash are forced out
volcano
a flow of water falling from high place to a lower place
waterfall