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Rain and snow that fall to earth are called __________.
precipitation
A large area of flat or gently sloping land is called a __________.
plain
A deep valley with steep sides is called a __________.
canyon
The study of a place and the way people live in it and use it is called __________.
geography
An area of flat land that is higher than the surrounding land is called a __________.
plateau
Chapter 1
The American Land
Climate is the kind of weather a region experiences over many __________.
years
Which of these is a major natural resource of the United States?
clothes - foods - buildings - metals
metals
The United States is divided into two areas known as Humid America and __________.
Arid America
An area's altitude is determined by its __________.
height above sea level
Which of these is a region of the United States?
Grand Canyon - Central Valley - Sierra Nevada - Middle West
the Middle West
Canyons, rivers, plateaus, and plains are different types of __________.
landforms
Forests are an important natural resource because they supply us with __________.
lumber
Places at high altitudes are normally __________ than places at low altitudes.
cooler
The United States is made up of __________ regions.
five
The __________ River is our nation's longest river.
Mississippi
Which of these is an example of a fossil fuel?
cardboard - water - coal - soil
coal
Without good soil, the United States would be unable to __________.
grow enough food
The Central Plains and the Great Plains make up the __________.
Interior Plains
A place's __________ has a great effect on its climate.
distance from the ocean
The longest mountain range in the United States is called the __________.
Rocky Mountains
What kind of information is shown on a landform map?
the natural features of a region
The Appalachian Mountains stretch from Alabama to __________.
Maine