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1 Name: Date: Teacher: Social Studies Grade 4 Unit 01:Texas Geography: Regions and Skills _Edited Instructions: The teacher should pace the assessment by reading the items orally as appropriate. Test Date: September 06, 2012 Recommended Time: 1 class period

2 1 Using the scale on the map, approximately how far would you travel from Houston to Dallas? A 100 miles B 200 miles C 500 miles D 1000 miles 2 In which of these cities would you expect to find the most different landscape and weather from the other cities? F El Paso G Austin H San Antonio Ft. Worth Page 2

3 3 Which of the following is true based on the map? A Rivers are only found in the Coastal Plain. B Rivers are more important in the Central Plains than other regions. C Texas rivers mostly flow from north to south. D All four regions have rivers. 4 I Cities II Oceans III Flat lands IV Border If you were completing a Venn diagram with the Coastal Plains and Great Plains like this one which would go in section?? 5 What is the basis for dividing the state into these four regions? A their physical features B the size of their population C the political units D their history 6 Look at the locations of the cities on the map. What can you tell about why cities grew where they did? F They were all in the mildest climate areas. G They were all close to sources of water. H They were all close to oil fields They were all in the southern part of the state. F G H II IV I, III I, III, IV 7 Why don t you see as many cities in the Mountains and Basin Region? A The region has such a mild climate. B The region has no natural resources. C Transportation is difficult in the region. D The land is too flat and uninteresting. Page 3

4 8 Minerals Trees Grassland What is the best category for the terms above? F G Economic Activities in Texas Transportation Systems in Texas H Natural Resources That Led to Economic Activities in Texas Natural Resources That Led to Changes in Climate 9 In which of the regions would you expect to find all of these: Palo Duro Canyon Cap Rock Escarpment Edward s Plateau A Mountain and Basin Region B Great Plains C Central Plains D Coastal Plains 10 You are given a map of Texas that has symbols for products produced in various areas of the state. There are oil derricks, computers, little pictures of corn, airplanes, and trees. What do you need to use to help you interpret the map so that you can tell which jobs may be located in certain areas of the state? F grid system G compass rose H scale map legend 11 Cattle require a wide area of land to graze on grass. In which region would you have expected to see ranchers in the 1800s? A Great Plains B Central Plains C Coastal Plains D All of these Page 4

5 12 Create a symbol for a legend for this map that would show the type of recreation in your own area. Draw the symbol and explain why it is appropriate Page 5

6 13 Look at the map above of the State of Texas. What can you tell about the location of cities in the state? A They are all located along rivers. B They are all located on the coast. C They are all in the southern part of the state. D They are all located on highways. 14 Which of these tools is NOT included on the map above? F G legend compass rose H scale grid system Page 6

7 15 Which graph below appropriately displays the populations information on the map? A B C D Page 7

8 16 This map shows regions of West Texas. F economic G landform H political population 17 If you were to travel from Presidio County to El Paso County, in which direction would you be traveling? A B C northwest southeast west D east Page 8

9 Use this map and the Texas Regions map to answer these questions. 18 Which three natural regions of the United States meet in Texas? F G Great Basin, Piedmont, Interior Plain Coastal Plain, Central Plains, Great Basin H Great Plains, Central Plains, Interior Plain 19 If you were to sequence the elevation of Texas from east to west which of these would be true? A It would get higher. B It would get lower. C It would stay the same. D It would go up and then down. Great Plains, Central Plains, Coastal Plain Page 9

10 20 I am a geographic region in Texas. I also cross Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. I am flat with few trees. Early Native Americans traveled my area in search of food. Early pioneers had problems finding shelter or building protection. Winds are strong which can make winters severe here. 23 Which area of the United States is MOST like a large area of Texas? A Rocky Mountains B Atlantic Coastal Plain C Great Basin D None of these What am I? F Great Plains G Gulf Coastal Plains H Piney Woods Mountain/Basin Region 21 Consider the geography and regions of these cities. Which of these areas likely has similar economic opportunities as are found in the Houston area? A New Orleans, Louisiana B Denver, Colorado C Minneapolis, Minnesota D Nashville, Tennessee 22 Based on the map, if you wanted to live in the mildest climate, where should you live? F Rocky Mountains 24 Which state likely has the flat grassland prairie areas found in Texas? F Oklahoma G Louisiana H New Mexico Florida 25 I have lived in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. My family often goes to the ocean for recreation. Being near the ocean, though, has its problems. We get more rain and sometimes even hurricanes. In which region of Texas do I live? A Great Plains B Central Plains C Mountain/Basin Region D Gulf Coastal Plain G Gulf Coastal Plain H Great Plains Interior Plains Page 10 BE SURE YOU HAVE RECORDED ALL OF YOUR ANSWERS ON YOUR ANSWER DOCUMENT STOP

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