Geography Test SS8G1
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by Dustin Davis
| 23 Questions
Note from the author:
test
1
1
Use the image below to answer the following question.
Which letter on the map indicated the location of Georgia?
A
B
C
D
2
1
In which two hemispheres is the state of Georgia located?
northern and eastern
northern and western
southern and eastern
southern and western
3
1
Using your knowledge of Georgia’s geography, what geographical region of Georgia is described in the following?
Blue Ridge
Coastal Plains
Piedmont
Ridge and Valley
4
1
Where is the Ridge and Valley region of Georgia located?
northeastern part of the state
far northwestern corner of the state
between the Blue Ridge and the Coastal Plain
between the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian Plateau
5
1
Which of these natural resources was found in the Appalachian Plateau region of Georgia?
coal
rock
timber
farmland
6
1
Which region contains the highest and coldest of Georgia’s mountains?
Appalachian Plateau region
Piedmont region
Blue Ridge region
Ridge & Valley region
7
1
The area around Dalton, Georgia, in the Ridge and Valley region is known for its world leadership in which area?
Poultry
Carpets
Marble
Apples
8
1
Use the image below to answer the following question.
Which number identifies the region that served as the , raises poultry, grows some cotton and is the location of most of Georgia’s major cities and industry?
1
2
3
4
9
1
What regions economic specialization is primarily agriculture?
Piedmont
Blue Ridge
Coastal Plain
Appalachian Plateau
10
1
What is the main reason that the Blue Ridge Mountains have been important to the growth of Georgia?
The rich red clay soil is excellent for agriculture because it contains minerals.
Precipitation in the mountains provides water to the entire state through rivers.
Natural passes through the mountains established trade routes to the midwest.
They form a natural barrier between the coastal plain and the Piedmont region.
11
1
Why does Georgia’s climate attract military, business and industry?
does not have hurricanes
receives a lot of snow annually
frequently experiences tornadoes
has a consistently mild climate
12
1
Which of the following would be considered a resource found in Georgia's Coastal Plains?
rapidly flowing rivers
fertile soil for farming
coal deposits and natural gas
bedrock such as granite and marble
13
1
Which of these photographs is MOST likely to have been taken in the Piedmont Region of Georgia?
A

B

C

D

14
1
Use the following map to answer the question below.
Which of these describes a similarity between regions 1,2,3 and 5?
They are rural areas with few cities and little population.
They have relatively flat regions focused on agriculture.
They are all mountainous regions with many rivers.
They are the oldest geologic regions, with rocky soil.
15
1
Which statement is the most accurate description of the Okefenokee Swamp?
It is a privately owned hunting retreat.
It is a major source of drinking water for southern Georgia.
It is a densely populated urban area.
It is Georgia's largest freshwater swamp.
16
1
Which BEST describes the fall line in Georgia?
a drop in elevation that separates the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont
the man-made border between the Piedmont and the mountains
the nickname of Georgia’s border with Florida with many swamps
a zone several miles wide that marks the current ocean's shoreline
17
1
Which River is the following describing?
· Serves as most of the Georgia-South Carolina boundary
· Ends into the Atlantic Ocean
· Lies in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions.
Flint River
Savannah River
Ocmulgee River
Chattahoochee River
18
1
Which physical feature is a direct result of the high levels of rainfall in the Appalachian Mountains?
Okefenokee Swamp
Barrier Islands
Chattahoochee River
Stone Mountain
19
1
In what way does Georgia’s climate MOST impact its economic development?
The warmer climate allows school students to go to school longer than children in colder climates.
The growing season is longer for farms in Georgia then it is for farms in northern states.
The Appalachian Mountains keep the state cooler than others states.
The Okefenokee Swamp makes up most of southeastern Georgia keeping the state cool.
20
1
In which geographical region of Georgia are the rivers navigable (able to travel on) by large boats?
Coastal Plain
Piedmont
Ridge and Valley
Appalachian Plateau
21
1
Why did early settlers make their homes along the fall line?
The coastline was a fishing and shrimping center.
The 32° line of latitude was Georgia's southern border at that time
The Blue Ridge Mountains received an abundance of rainfall.
Waterfalls and rapids prevented further travel up river.
22
1
In which of these would be the MOST likely result of a long drought in Georgia? (G1b/DOK 2)
A Farmers would be at risk of going bankrupt.
B Fewer people would visit the Georgia coast.
C The Port of Savannah would receive fewer imports.
D Interstate highways would see an increase in traffic.
23
1
Use the following information to answer the question below.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been a major supporter of the plan to deepen the Savannah Seaport. When funding was approved for the project, Reed stated, "Work can now begin in earnest on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, bringing with it significant economic benefits to the entire state of Georgia...."

What is the MOST likely reason Reed would support such a project? (G1d DOK3)
A He was born in Savannah and has a strong attachment to the city.
B He wants to move the capital to Savannah.
C He believes Savannah is a better port than the port of Brunswick.
D He believes more port activity would be good for Atlanta’s business too.
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