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1 Version A Social Studies Chapter 1 Review 1. What is a region? a state or nation a country on a continent a place with many different landforms an area in which many features are similar. 2. Which state includes this location: 30 N, 100 W? Texas Oklahoma Florida West Virginia Mexico

2 3. On which continent are Canada, Mexico, and the United States the three largest nations? The United States of America North America South America Europe Asia 4. What capital city is near the absolute location of 40 N, 90 W? Springfield, IL Jefferson, MO Charleston, WV Columbus, Ohio 5. What landform in the USA covers most of the area along the Atlantic Ocean? the Coastal Plain the Appalachian Mountains the Rocky Mountains the Central Plains 6. What part of the USA is made up of the Interior Plains? the central part the eastern part the southwestern part the northwestern part 7. Why is the climate near the equator usually warmer? because the equator is closer to the sun because the sun's rays fall more directly on Earth at the equator because the equator is at a lower elevation because the earth is tilted on its axis as it orbits the sun 8. What land makes up the Mississippi River drainage basin? all the land east of the Appalachian Mountains most of the land between the Appalachian Mts. and the Rocky Mts. the land in the Great Basin the Shenandoah Valley 9. Coal, water, trees, and soil are all examples of landforms

3 irrigation nonrenewable resources 10. Which of the following is a tributary of the Potomac River? the Shenandoah River the Mississippi River the Appalachian Mts the Chesapeake Bay 11. Which statement describes the Coastal Plain? rocky land along the Atlantic Ocean flat land along the Pacific Ocean in California, Oregon, and Washington an area of hills, valleys and ridges along the Atlantic Ocean flat low land along the Atlantic Ocean 12. What has worn down the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains? underground coal mining farming drainage erosion 13. A region's climate is one feature used to describe its environment landforms tributary 14. Irrigation can be used to drain land before building on it help crops grow in dry areas pull oil and natural gas from deep within the Earth create electricity 15. What is the climate in the Northeast like? cold and wet most of the year hot summers and cold snowy winters hot and dry most of the year warm summers and mild winters

4 cool summers and mild winters with lots of rain 16. This part of the USA is mostly hot and arid. the Southeast the Coastal Plain the Northeast the Southwest 17. Which statement best describes the geography ad climate of the United States overall? The country is very mountainous and has four seasons. The country is very diverse with different landform regions and different climates. Most of the country is dry with hot summers and snowy winters. The land is flat for mile after mile, and the climate is unchanging. The United States is cold in the winter and hot in the summer 18. Why do parts of the Earth have season? Those parts are closer to the sun. The Earth is closer to the sun during the summer The Earth is tilted on its axis as it orbits the sun. The Northern Hemisphere is always tilted away from the sun. The moon causes Earth to have seasons. 19. Climate, vegetation, and landforms are features used to describe a region's. environment soil tributary drainage basin 20. Which is the largest country in North America in terms of its land area? Canada Alaska the United States of America Texas Mexico

5 Version A Answer Sheet Social Studies Chapter 1 Review 1. an area in which many features are similar. 2. Texas 3. North America 4. Springfield, IL 5. the Coastal Plain 6. the central part 7. because the sun's rays fall more directly on Earth at the equator 8. most of the land between the Appalachian Mts. and the Rocky Mts the Shenandoah River 11. flat low land along the Atlantic Ocean 12. erosion 13. environment 14. help crops grow in dry areas 15. hot summers and cold snowy winters 16. the Southwest 17. The country is very diverse with different landform regions and different climates. 18. The Earth is tilted on its axis as it orbits the sun. 19. environment 20. Canada

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