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Major Lakes & River Systems in the United States

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Which of the following is NOT one of the Great Lakes?

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1. Which of the following states have the three largest lakes in the United States, EXCLUDING THE GREAT LAKES?

2. What is the major river system of the Eastern United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Lakes and rivers have played a major role in the history and development of the United States. This lesson gives you an overview of these water resources and helps you understand some of their unique features and characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments on U.S. lakes and rivers focus on the following topics:

  • Locations of some of the country's major lakes
  • Major U.S. river systems
  • The Great Lakes
  • River tributaries
  • U.S. land mass vs. water

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've gained on U.S. lakes and rivers
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of U.S. river systems and understand the major points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe the major water resources in the United States

Additional Learning

For more information, read the lesson, Major Lakes & River Systems in the United States. This lesson sets the following goals:

  • List some of the major U.S. rivers
  • Explain the significance of the continental divide in understanding U.S. rivers
  • Describe the characteristics of the Great Salt Lake
  • Relate the features of the Colorado River system
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