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North American Physical Geography

Based on the clues, name these North American locations.
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Mountain range stretching from Alabama to Newfoundland
Mountain range stretching from New Mexico to British Columbia
Highest peak in contiguous United States
Range in which above peak is located
Highest peak in North America
Trio of mountain ranges that extend along the eastern, southern,
and western coasts of Mexico
Set of five large, freshwater lakes between the US and Canada
River which drains the above lakes
Largest freshwater lake in North America (and, by surface area, in the world)
Largest saltwater lake in North America
Lowest, driest, and hottest location in North America
Large, arid drainage area of western US that does not open to the sea, includes
most of Utah and almost all of Nevada
By some measures, the longest river in North America
Long river that flows from Minnesota to Louisiana
Strait separating North American from Asia
Broad expanse of mostly fertile prairie in central US and Canada
Narrow strip of land that connected North America to South America until 1914
Isthmus of Panama
Swampy region of the above with no roads going through it
DariƩn Gap
Huge stretch of very old igneous rock covered with a thin layer of soil
that covers over half of Canada
Largest island in North America (excluding Greenland)
Peninsula that includes part of southeastern Mexico and parts of Belize and Guatemala
Large bay that cuts deeply into eastern Canada
Longest river in Canada
Large sea east of Central America
Largest island in this sea
Long, narrow peninsula south of the state of California
Region of swampy wetlands in southern Florida
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(45)
that was tough, but good
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May 10, 2013
(64)
Quite pleased that I got 17 right (being a Brit!)
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May 10, 2013
(66)
"Appalaches" should be accepted
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May 10, 2013
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Why? This quiz isn't in French...
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May 10, 2013
(43)
Quebec. Some may hear it by that name more than in English
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Jan 15, 2015
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Excellent quiz, thanks. Also, highest peak in Canada - Mt. Logan in the St. Elias range.
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May 11, 2013
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Very easy for a native North American.. Got 100% either way....
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Dec 17, 2013
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I was very plesantly surprised that you accepted "bouclier canadien"! I knew it was the answer but not what the English translation was, so I typed it in French mostly out of frustration and for lack of anything else to do.... and then pop! "Canadian shield" appeared. So thank you very much! And this way I know I'll remember in English for the next time ;).
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Apr 17, 2014
(61)
You're very welcome!
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Apr 19, 2014
(71)
The Canadian Shield just wafted out of the air and landed on my fingers while I was typing. Had no earthly idea that I even knew that answer.
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Aug 13, 2014
(55)
Laurentian Shield should also work. That's what geologists call it.
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Jul 14, 2016
(57)
Doesn't Panama still connect North America to South America? Sure, you have to cross the canal and brave many miles of dangerous, untamed jungle as you approach Colombia but it still connects the two!
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Mar 18, 2015
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The "cross the canal" bit is I think key here.
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Dec 8, 2015
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Arguably though the actual divide between North and South America - at least traditionally - is south of the canal, at the southern end of the isthmus, which I suspect is what Uncle Bro above was getting at.
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Jul 14, 2016
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14 being Argentinian.
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Mar 24, 2015
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Greenland belongs to Denmark, not the USA
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Dec 22, 2015
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The island itself is generally considered part of the North American continent.
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Jan 26, 2016
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Of course it doesn't, WWII is over and Denmark is independent again. P.S. That happened 71 years ago.
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Jul 14, 2016
(69)
Cuba, the Yucatan and the Canadian Shield all belong to the USA now?
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Jul 14, 2016
(46)
The quiz is about NORTH AMERICA--- not the USA.
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Jul 14, 2016
(69)
I believe that was sarcasm.
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Jul 14, 2016
(1)
THIS, THIS was for school why, why do do you have to put me through it!
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Jan 6, 2016
(75)
Gotta admire the ingenuity that comes up with these names. Great This, Great That. what should we call this big thing? Ooh, I know, Great Something Else!
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Apr 28, 2016
(60)
I know. It makes me laugh!
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Jul 14, 2016
(69)
there's a lot of great stuff in North America.
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Jul 14, 2016
(67)
Surely we should consider renaming the Mississippi the Great River at some point. And surely Denali can be renamed again to Great Mountain.
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Jul 14, 2016
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great idea!
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Jul 15, 2016
(57)
Well, for what it's worth, Canadians don't refer to their portion of the "Great Plains" as such - it's just known as the plain old "Prairies."
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Apr 12, 2017
(58)
Typo: "Strait separating North American from Asia" Cut the N off America!
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Jul 14, 2016
(47)
Yeah that is an issue
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Aug 21, 2016
(62)
This comment by 'Sulps' wins my 'Gold Nitpick' award for July 2016.
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Apr 12, 2017
(58)
I suppose accepting "Salt Lake" without the "Great" is asking too much...
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Jul 14, 2016
(60)
Nah, it wouldn't match the theme of all the other super original names. It's not just ANY salt lake--it's the GREAT salt lake. I mean, according to us.
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Jul 14, 2016
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Yeah, thought that was a bit lame. I mean, how many "Salt Lakes" are there in North America?
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Apr 5, 2017
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The Missouri is only the longest river if it is included along with the Mississippi. In fact, the longest river, regardless of name, is the Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rocks. (Maybe Yellowstone is in there somewhere.) The point is, it is the longest river from most distant source to the sea.
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Jul 14, 2016
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Please DO NOT accept "Mt Mckinley," "Mount Mckinley," or "Mckinley" for Denali. As of last year the mountain's official name is Denali, and Mount Mckinley is incorrect. It would be like accepting "New Amsterdam" for "New York."
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Aug 21, 2016
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No, it's not.
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Oct 5, 2016
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353 years ago New Amsterdam was changed to New York, I think the name 'New York' is fairly well established now. Whereas the change from Mt. McKinley to Denali was made official in Aug 2015. I think it may take a little while for everyone to get used to the change. (BTW: Obama only made the switch late in his stint as President when he was no longer in fear of losing the Presidency by alienating the powerful Ohio vote, the birthplace of President William McKinley, for whom it was christened in 1896.)
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Apr 12, 2017
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