Chapters 1&2 Review sheet
- Why did many early Georgia settlers build settlements near the Fall Line?
The waterfalls of the Fall Line were to difficult to travel over.
- Georgia is located in what hemisphere:
North Western Hemisphere
- Georgia is located within what continent:
- Georgia is part of what nation:
United State of America
- Georgia is in what region of the USA:
- Which regions of the state are separated by Georgia’s Fall Line?Piedmont & Coastal Plain
- What is the tallest mountain in Georgia?
- Which region is known for rock climbing and hang gliding?Appalachian Plateau
- List the major cities along the fall line.
Columbus, Macon, Augusta
- Which area of Georgia receives the most precipitation annually? Why?
Blue Ridge- Vertical Climate from the Mountains.
- What is the average annual temperature in GA.?
- What major aspect of Georgia’s climate influences business and industry to move into the state?
Cheaper heating and cooling cost.
- What are Georgia’s four major transportation systems?Air, Land, River, and Railroad
- Which is Georgia’s longest river?Chattahoochee
- A lack of precipitation that causes a shortage of water is known as a(n) _Drought_____.
- Name the states which touch Georgia’s borders.
Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
- Most of Georgia’s major agricultural products, including peanuts and Vidalia onions, are grown in what region. Coastal Plain
- The area around Dalton, GA is known for its world leadership in what industry? Carpet
- Half the state’s population and the state capital are in the___Piedmont______region.
- The Piedmont and Coastal Plain are separated by the ______Fall Line______.
- Which of Georgia’s regions is the largest?
- How did The Barrier Islands get their name?
They act as a barrier that protects the mainland from erosion (Ocean & Wind currents, and storms)
- Which industry was once profitable in the Okefenokee Swamp?Timber/logging
- The Okefenokee swamp is covers almost ____700__ square miles. It is larger than the city of _Atlanta__.
- The Okefenokee’s name comes from an Indian phrase. What does this name mean and why did they give the swamp this name? ”Land of the trembling earth” because
- Georgia has __12___ barrier islands.
- The Appalachian Mountain create a _Vertical_ climate in which the air temp gets _Cooler_ the higher you go.
- Which of Georgia’s regions is known for gold?
- Which of Georgia’s regions is known for granite?
- Cloudland Canyon and Rock City are in which of Georgia’s geographic regions?Appalachian Plateau
- Define latitude.
- Define longitude
- Which river forms a large part of our border with Alabama?Chattahoochee
- Which river forms a large part of our border with South Carolina?Savannah
- Which of the geographic regions has sandy loam soils and the highest elevations in the states?
- Name Georgia’s two deep-water seaports.
Savannah & Brunswick
- Label GA’s regions on the map.
- Label the states that border GA on the map.
- Label the Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers on the map.
- Label the fall line on the map