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1

Into what 2 subregions can the NE be divided?

New England, and Middle Atlantic.

2

What entity was the basis of self-government in New England?

The township

3

What is the Delmarva Peninsula?

The largest peninsula in the Northeast

4

What is the coastal region of Virginia called?

The Tidewater

5

What kind of coal is mined in WV?

Bituminous coal

6

What is the largest state in the South?

Texas

7

What is the only state with shoreline on 4 of 5 Great Lakes.

Michigan

8

What is the name of the iron ore rich area in Minnesota?

Mesabi Range

9

What did early pioneers mistakenly call the Great Plains?

The great America desert

10

In what area of South Dakota did outlaws and renegade indians hide?

Badlands

11

What is unique about the government of Nebraska?

It is the only state with a one house legislature

12

Which religious group settled in UT?

Mormonism

13

Which states meet at 4 corners?

Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.

14

Which mountain is the heart of the Cascade Range?

Mt. Rainier

15

What 2 NE states were not part of the 13 original colonies?

Vermont, and Maine

16

Why were so many cities founded on the fall line?

There was no answer stated in the book

17

Why are the great plains so arid?

They get very little rain

18

Why is it good for a states economy to diversify?

They will bs much more self-supporting

19

township

The smallest organizational unit of local government in the New England states

20

timberline

The altitude at which the climate is to cold for trees to grow

21

alpine zone

The zone above the timber line that is too cold for trees to grow

22

notches

An opening through a mountain(a gap or pass)

23

megalopolis

A combination of several metropolitan areas that have grown together

24

anthracite

A clean burning form of coal

25

truck farms

Small farms or large garden

26

panhandle

A narrow strip of land

27

bituminous coal

A low grade coal

28

barrier islands

An island that lies near the coast and is created by silt deposits

29

bayous

A swampy area along slow moving steams and rivers

30

Cajuns

Residents of Louisiana whose ancestors were French refugees from an area of Maine and Canada know as Acadia

31

Creoles

People of mixed black and European

32

till plains

Soil left by glaciers

33

prairie

Rolling hills with high grasses

34

drift

Deep deposits by glaciers

35

bluffs

Steep riverbanks

36

unicameral

One house legislature

37

bicameral

Two house legislatures

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Mormonism

A religion founded by Joseph Smith that claims to have revelation beyond that given in the Bilbe