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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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level 45
May 10, 2013
that was tough, but good
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level 65
May 10, 2013
Quite pleased that I got 17 right (being a Brit!)
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level 67
May 10, 2013
"Appalaches" should be accepted
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level 72
May 10, 2013
Why? This quiz isn't in French...
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level 43
Jan 15, 2015
Quebec. Some may hear it by that name more than in English
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level 59
May 11, 2013
Excellent quiz, thanks. Also, highest peak in Canada - Mt. Logan in the St. Elias range.
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level 23
Dec 17, 2013
Very easy for a native North American.. Got 100% either way....
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level 68
Apr 17, 2014
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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level 61
Apr 19, 2014
You're very welcome!
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level 72
Aug 13, 2014
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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level 57
Jul 14, 2016
Laurentian Shield should also work. That's what geologists call it.
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level 58
Mar 18, 2015
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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level 71
Dec 8, 2015
The "cross the canal" bit is I think key here.
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level 67
Jul 14, 2016
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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Mar 24, 2015
14 being Argentinian.
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level 40
Dec 22, 2015
Greenland belongs to Denmark, not the USA
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level 61
Jan 26, 2016
The island itself is generally considered part of the North American continent.
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level 60
Jul 14, 2016
Of course it doesn't, WWII is over and Denmark is independent again. P.S. That happened 71 years ago.
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level 70
Jul 14, 2016
Cuba, the Yucatan and the Canadian Shield all belong to the USA now?
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level 48
Jul 14, 2016
The quiz is about NORTH AMERICA--- not the USA.
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level 71
Jul 14, 2016
I believe that was sarcasm.
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Jan 6, 2016
THIS, THIS was for school why, why do do you have to put me through it!
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level 76
Apr 28, 2016
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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level 60
Jul 14, 2016
I know. It makes me laugh!
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level 70
Jul 14, 2016
there's a lot of great stuff in North America.
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level 67
Jul 14, 2016
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 15, 2016
great idea!
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level 59
Apr 12, 2017
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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Jul 14, 2016
Typo: "Strait separating North American from Asia" Cut the N off America!
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Aug 21, 2016
Yeah that is an issue
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Apr 12, 2017
This comment by 'Sulps' wins my 'Gold Nitpick' award for July 2016.
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Jul 14, 2016
I suppose accepting "Salt Lake" without the "Great" is asking too much...
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Jul 14, 2016
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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level 70
Apr 5, 2017
Yeah, thought that was a bit lame. I mean, how many "Salt Lakes" are there in North America?
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level 57
Jul 14, 2016
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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level 69
Aug 24, 2017
I think you're wrong. Wikipedia says the Missouri is 2341 miles from its beginning to its junction with the Mississippi. Which river do you think is longer? (The Mississippi isn't.)
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level 47
Aug 21, 2016
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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Oct 5, 2016
No, it's not.
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level 63
Apr 12, 2017
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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Sep 7, 2017
Malbaby is correct. No matter how many times they change the official name of the Boston Garden (home of the Bruins and the Celtics), for example, it will always be known as the Garden by Bostonians. Denali may be "correct," but it does not follow that McKinley is incorrect.
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