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Long narrow islands created by the depositing of sand in shallow water

Barrier islands

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area at or near the foot of the mountain region

Piedmont

2

boundary between the Piedmont and the coastal plain

Fall line

3

mountains that stretch from Alabama to south eastern Canada and include the Blue Ridge Catskill and green mountains

appalacian Mountains

4

arc of ancient rocks that covers nearly half of Canada

Canadian Shield

5

lower area of land generally surrounded by mountains

basin

6

place at which the lowest point in North America has found

death Valley

7

tectonically active region along the edges of the Pacific

ring of fire

8

place where magma wells up to the service from Earth's mantle

hotspot

9

crest of the Rockies that divides North America's major river systems into the flow eastward and those flowing westward

Continental divide

10

true or false: every climate type except an ice Climate can be found in the United States

true

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true or false: the north eastern United States and parts of southern and southeastern Canada have a Marine West Coast climate

false, humid

12

true false: the Rockies have a tropical wet and dry climate

false, Highland Continental

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true false: Hawaii was completely within the tropics

true

14

true or false: permafrost underlies much of far northern North America

true

15

true false: all of the forest along the coast of laying in the southeastern United States have been cut down

A temperate forest biome

16

true or false: redwood trees are found along the coast of northern California

true

17

true false: wildlife along the Pacific coast includes black Bears Eagles hawks and salmon

true

18

true or false: the desert biome stretches across the interior of North America

false, grassland

19

true or false: the land of the tip of southern Florida is swampy and covered with tall grasses

true

20

and both the United States and Canada only about_percent of the population Farms

three

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fertile_soils are found in the Mississippi Valley in California Central and Imperial Valley's and in Texass Rio Grande Valley

alluvial

22

countries like Japan and the United States look to Canada for lumber pulpwood and_inexpensive paper is mainly for newspapers

Newsprint

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The United States major commercial for us are located in the south eastern states and the_

Pacific Northwest

24

there are many rivers have health Canada and the United States become the worlds two largest producers of_

hydroelectricity

25

The grand Banks area near_is one of the world's most famous fishing areas

Newfoundland

26

The main commercial fish on the Pacific coast is_

salmon

27

The United States has about_percent of the worlds coal reserves is a major coal exporter

25

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most US_is produced on the golf coast of Texas and Louisiana and in California and Alaska

Oil

29

Arizona has major_deposits

copper