SS Test 2017 United States,Canada, and Latin America landforms,water,climate,vegatation

Question Answer
Where are the Rocky Mountains located? The western side of the continentFact: largest mountain range
What do the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains meet? The Laurentian Mountains in Canada.
What are landforms of the US and Canada? The Rocky Mountains, The Appalachian Mountains, The Gulf Atlantic plains, the Great Basin, The Coast mountains, and the St.Lawerence Lowlands.
Where are the Appalachian Mountains located? the United States
What large landform lies in both the US and Canada, but is called a different name in each? Huge Plains lie between the US and Canada. In Canada they are called Interior Plains, in the US they are called the Great Plains.
Where is the Great Basin located?Name one fact. It is west of the RockiesFact: It contains the Death Valley and the Salt lake
Where are the Gulf Atlantic plains located?Name one fact. Eastern and Southern Coasts of the USFact: Flat land attracts settlers
What are the 5 Great Lakes in the US and Canada? Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario
What is the largest river in the US? Mississippi River
what is the major river in Canada? Makenzie river and St.Lawerence River
What are all the rivers good at? transportation routes, food and water
What is tundra? a cold dry region covered with snow for more than half the year
What is Permafrost? a permanently frozen layer of ground below the top layer of soil
What are the 4 major kinds of vegation in the US and Canada? Tundra,Grassland,Dessergt Scrub, and Forest
How do oceans influence climate? they take longer to heat up and cool down. it keeps land warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
name three factors that affect climate. location, oceans,mountains
What does rain shadow mean? little rainfall
Where is Latin America? Western Hemisphere, south of US
What are three regions that make up Latin America? Middle America,Caribbean, South America
What is Middle America made of? mountains, lots of volcaneo's helps farming
What are on the east and west coasts of Mexico? narrow plains
What is isthmus? a strip of land that has water on. both sides and joins two pieces
What is a Caribbean? a region of plains
What is a Prairie? a region of flat or rolling land covered with tall grasses
What is a Province? a political division of land in Canada
What is latitude? distance from the equator
How does being near the equator affect climate? the closer you are to the equator, the warmer the weather will be than those farther away
How do mountains affect climate? since mountains are so high, when air reaches a side of the mountain it will be dry
What is a plateau? a large, level area that is higher than the land around it
What is Middle America? Mexico and Central America
What is a pampas? flat grasslands in South America
What is the Amazon River? a long river in northern South America
What is a tributary? a river or stream that flow into a larger river
What kinds of landforms exist in Latin America? large mountains, highlands,narrow plains, pampas,isthmus,rain forests, and plateau
What is the largest landform in South America? Where is it located? Andes Mountains, runs 5500 miles along the west coast in South America , has rich soil for farming, very steep
Name one useful waterway in Latin America Amazon river flows 4,000 miles
Name 2 landforms in South America Pamas- flat grasslands. American Basin-rainforests
What makes up the Rio da la plata system? The Parana, Paraguay, and the Uruguay
What is El Nino? a warming of the ocean water along South America
What is a tropical wet and dry climate? almost hot every day, and the rainy season is shorter.
What is a tropical wet climate? hot,humid,rainy weather almost every day
What is a humid subtropical climate? summers are hot and rainy, with cool , damp weathers.
Name three factors that affect climate in Latin America elevation,location,wind patterns
How does elevation affect climate? the higher the elevation, the coder the temperature
how does wind patterns affect climate? Sea breezes keep temperatures mild and bring more rain

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