United States Physical Geography

Can you guess these 92 US-related questions?
Also includes rivers or lakes that are partly in the US
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The Great Lakes
31,700 sq mi
Lake Superior
23,000 sq mi
Lake Huron
22,300 sq mi
Lake Michigan
9,910 sq mi
Lake Erie
7,340 sq mi
Lake Ontario
 
 
Falls
Biggest Waterfalls in North America
Niagara Falls
Falls in a Wyoming NP
Yellowstone Falls
Falls in a California NP
Yosemite Falls
 
 
Lakes
Brackish estuary close to New Orleans
Lake Pontchartrain
Largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere
Great Salt Lake
Largest reservoir in the US
Lake Mead
Lake straddles the border between California and Nevada
Lake Tahoe
Largest freshwater lake in Florida
Lake Okeechobee
 
 
Five Longest Rivers
2,341 mi
Missouri
2,202 mi
Mississippi
1,979 mi
Yukon
1,759 mi
Rio Grande
1,450 mi
Colorado
 
 
Which Rivers Flow through these Cities?
Dallas
Trinity River
Portland
Willamette River
Sacramento
Sacramento River
Denver
South Platte River
Cincinnati
Ohio River
New York
Hudson River
Washington, D.C.
Potomac River
Atlanta
Chattahoochee River
Phoenix
Salt River
 
 
On Which Sounds/Inlets are these Cities Located?
Seattle
Puget Sound
Anchorage
Cook Inlet
 
 
Three Major Mountain Ranges
3,000 mi
Rocky Mountains
1,500 mi
Appalachian Mountains
400 mi
Sierra Nevada
 
 
Other Mountain Ranges
Mountain range in northeast New York
Adirondacks
Located on the northwest coast of the US
Cascade Range
Located mostly in Missouri and Arkansas
Ozarks
Tallest mountain range in the United States
Alaska Range
 
 
Three Highest Peaks
20,310ft
Denali
Former official name
Mount McKinley
18,009 ft
Mount Saint Elias
17,400 ft
Mount Foraker
 
 
Highest Peak(s) in...
California
Mount Whitney
Colorado
Mount Elbert
Washington
Mount Rainier
Wyoming
Gannett Peak
Hawaii
Mauna Kea
Mauna Loa
Volcanoes
Supervolcano under a National Park
Yellowstone Supervolcano
Major 1980 eruption
Mount St. Helens
Potentially active volcano, as well the highest peak in Oregon
Mount Hood
 
 
Low Points
Lowest point (-279ft)
Badwater Basin
States with a point lower than 0 ft
California
Louisiana
 
 
Four Biggest Hawaiian Islands
4,028 sq mi
Hawai'i (The Big Island)
737 sq mi
Maui
597 sq mi
O'ahu
552 sq mi
Kaua'i
 
 
Other Islands
Biggest island in Alaska
Kodiak Island
Biggest island in New York
Long Island
"There was once a man from ________"
Nantucket
Islands in New York City
Manhattan Island
Staten Island
Gateway for immigrants
Ellis Island
Island on which the Statue of Liberty is located
Liberty Island
 
 
Biggest Islands in Overseas Territories
3,515 sq mi
Puerto Rico
210 sq mi
Guam
 
 
Peninsulas
On this peninsula is Nome, AK located
Seward Peninsula
Region in southwest Alaska
Alaska Peninsula
In Los Angeles County
Palos Verdes Peninsula
An US State
Florida Peninsula
A cape that can be viewed as a peninsula
Cape Cod
Two biggest peninsulas in Michigan
Lower Peninsula
Upper Peninsula
Delaware is mostly located here
Delmarva Peninsula
Where Olympic National Park is located
Olympic Peninsula
 
 
Bays
Hint: Santa Cruz, CA
Monterey Bay
Hint: Oakland, CA
San Francisco Bay
Connects ^ with the Pacific Ocean
Golden Gate
Hint: Malibu, CA
Santa Monica Bay
Lagoon near Miami, FL
Biscayne Bay
Hint: St. Petersburg, FL
Tampa Bay
Hint: Maryland and Virginia
Chesapeake Bay
Where the Packers play
Green Bay
Hint: Greater Houston, city devastated by a 1900 hurricane
Galveston Bay
 
 
Regions
Broad expanse of flat land; stretching from Canada to Texas
Great Plains
The northeast
New England
LA, MS, AL, GA
Deep South
Swampy wetlands in southern Florida
Everglades
Located in Nevada and Utah, endorheic basin
Great Basin
 
 
Deserts
Driest desert in North America, near Las Vegas
Mojave Desert
Famous valley located in this desert
Death Valley
Covers the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico
Sonoran Desert
Unusual gypsum dune field in New Mexico
White Sands
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Gannett Peak in Wyoming is 13,809 ft. Grand Teton in Wyoming is 13,775 Please change your quiz
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