Mountain Ranges in the United States & Their Effects


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Which of the following descriptions accurately describes the Rocky Mountains?

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1. Which two mountain ranges of the three discussed are most affected by climate changes?

2. Besides tourism, what is a major industry in regions of the Appalachian Mountains?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The geography and climate of the United States is influenced by numerous, interconnected factors. You will be tested on points such as the major mountain ranges found in the country and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to see what you know about:

  • Features of the Rocky Mountains
  • The effects of climate change
  • A vital industry in the Appalachian Mountains
  • The Continental Divide
  • National parks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what happens at the Continental Divide and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on U.S. mountain ranges
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the mountain ranges that are impacted the most by climate change

Additional Learning

Take a moment to expand your knowledge of this topic with the lesson called Mountain Ranges in the United States & Their Effects. Here's what you'll learn about in this lesson:

  • The three major mountain ranges in the U.S. and their importance
  • How each mountain range was formed
  • The highest point in each mountain range
  • Life in the mountains and surrounding areas