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American Geography Quiz

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The Everglades are sprawling wetlands that stretch across areas of what state?
Maryland
Arkansas
Florida
South Dakota

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What is the name of the desert in eastern California which is the hottest area in the U.S.A. and one of the hottest areas on Earth?
The Kelvin Ridge
the Agape Desert
The Red Fields
Death Valley

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The United States of America is what number largest nation in terms of landmass?
1st
2nd
3rd
4th

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Grand Canyon National Park is located in what state?
California
South Dakota
Colorado
Arizona

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The Grand Canyon was carved by what river that still flows through it?
The Mississippi River
The Missouri River
The Ohio River
The Colorado River

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What is the northernmost U.S. state?
Wisconsin
Maine
North Dakota
Alaska

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What is the name of the massive mountain range that stretches down western Canada and the western United States?
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The Rocky Mountains
The Mojave Mountains
The Carolina Mountains
The Appalachian Mountains

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What two oceans border the American mainland?
The Indian and Pacific Oceans
The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
The Arctic and Atlantic Oceans
The Indian and Arctic Oceans

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The massive geyser known as "Old Faithful" can be found in what legendary American national park?
Black Hills
River Bend
Yellowstone
Mammoth Caves

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How many Great Lakes are there in the U.S.A.?
2
3
4
5

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What is the name of the largest and northernmost of America's Great Lakes?
Lake Erie
Lake Superior
Lake Ontario
Lake Michigan

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Which American Great Lake is the easternmost?
Lake Ontario
Lake Michigan
Lake Huron
Lake Erie

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Cape Cod is the hook-shaped peninsula that is a part of what state?
Massachusetts
Alabama
Maine
Florida

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What is the name of the highest mountain peak in the U.S.A.?
Mt. Pinehold
Mt. St. Helens
Mt. Roosevelt
Mt. Denali

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Mt. Denali used to be named after what American president?
Theodore Roosevelt
William McKinley
Woodrow Wilson
Herbert Hoover

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What is the name of the winding river that flows from Lake Erie to the Mississippi River along the southern borders of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois?
The Lincoln River
The Erie River
The Kentucky River
The Ohio River

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What American state is home to the world's largest active volcano?
Hawaii
Washington
Wyoming
Montana

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What is the name of the oceanic body which borders the southern edges of such states as Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi?
The Gulf of Cuba
The Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Florida
The Gulf of Tonkin

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The collective mountain range known as the Black Hills is located in what American state?
Indiana
Mississippi
South Dakota
Florida

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What is the name of the longest river in the United States?
The Mississippi River
The Oklahoma River
The Missouri River
The Ohio River

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What is the name of the mountain range that sprawls across many of the eastern United States?
The Andes Mountains
The Cascade Mountains
The Alps
The Appalachian Mountains

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What is the name of the cave system which is the world's longest and is located in Kentucky?
The Belmont Caves
The Mammoth Caves
The Chippewa Caves
The Saltflat Caves

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What is the name of the second longest American river which also splits the eastern and western United States?
The Potomac
The Washington River
The Colorado River
The Mississippi River

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The Great Salt Lake is a famous natural feature of what American state?
Utah
Colorado
Pennsylvania
Texas

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What is the name of the massive prairie region of the U.S. west of the Mississippi River?
The American Steppe
The Weiland Prairies
The Great Plains
The Colorado Fields

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What state is known for its bayous because it is the terminus point for the Mississippi River?
Minnesota
Florida
Arkansas
Louisiana

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How many continental American states are there?
45
48
50
53

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What is the name of the collection of coral islands in the southern coast of Florida?
The Sandwich Isles
The Florida Isles
The Orange Bay
The Florida Keys

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Many of the central-western states of the U.S. are a part of what unofficial geographic region which is named for its propensity for fierce windstorms.
Gust Gully
Tornado Alley
Wind Prairies
The Westward Blowing

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The Great Basin is an American geographic feature that occupies nearly all of what state?
Nevada
Washington
Arkansas
Illinois

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