Geography Quiz #16

What are hot springs?

Underground water is heated and percolates to the earth’s surface. They are used for hot baths and geothermal energy.

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Geography Quiz: Week 14

How many states are in Mexico?

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There are 31 states plus the Federal District  of Mexico City. The largest state is Chihuahua in northern Mexico and the most populous is Mexico City with about 10 million people.

Boquillas Canyon was taken by me at Big Bend National Park, Texas. While I was not in Mexico the photo over looks the state of Coahuila.

The other three photos were taken by my daughter, Ashley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geographic Quiz: Week 13

What is the difference between a bay and a gulf?

 

Lemon Bay, Florida

Gulf of Mexico

Cape Cod Bay

Gulf of Maine

Both are bodies of water partially surrounded by land. A bay is a smaller version of a gulf.

Famous bays: San Francisco Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Patmos Bay (Greece)

Famous gulfs: Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Maine, Persian Gulf

Geography Quiz #11

What was the first national park in the world?

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Lower Yellowstone Falls

Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana was established March 1, 1872. The park gets its name for the yellow rock of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Yellowstone is known for its varied geologic and geographic features, wildlife and has the largest concentration of geothermal features.

Geography Quiz #1

What is the lowest point in the world on land?

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The shore of the Dead Sea at 1,312 ft below sea level located at the border of Israel and Jordan.

Ok, so I know this photo isn’t of the Dead Sea but it is the Lowest point in North America, Death Valley National Park, California.