Chapters 1&2 Review sheet

  1. Why did many early Georgia settlers build settlements near the Fall Line?

The waterfalls of the Fall Line were to difficult to travel over.

  1. Georgia is located in what hemisphere:

North Western Hemisphere

  1. Georgia is located within what continent:

North America

  1. Georgia is part of what nation:

United State of America

  1. Georgia is in what region of the USA:


  1. Which regions of the state are separated by Georgia’s Fall Line?Piedmont & Coastal Plain
  2. What is the tallest mountain in Georgia?

Brasstown Bald

  1. Which region is known for rock climbing and hang gliding?Appalachian Plateau
  2. List the major cities along the fall line.

Columbus, Macon, Augusta

  1. Which area of Georgia receives the most precipitation annually? Why?

Blue Ridge- Vertical Climate from the Mountains.

  1. What is the average annual temperature in GA.?

65 Degrees

  1. What major aspect of Georgia’s climate influences business and industry to move into the state?

Cheaper heating and cooling cost.

  1. What are Georgia’s four major transportation systems?Air, Land, River, and Railroad
  2. Which is Georgia’s longest river?Chattahoochee
  3. A lack of precipitation that causes a shortage of water is known as a(n) _Drought_____.
  4. Name the states which touch Georgia’s borders.

Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

  1. Most of Georgia’s major agricultural products, including peanuts and Vidalia onions, are grown in what region. Coastal Plain
  2. The area around Dalton, GA is known for its world leadership in what industry? Carpet
  3. Half the state’s population and the state capital are in the___Piedmont______region.
  4. The Piedmont and Coastal Plain are separated by the ______Fall Line______.
  5. Which of Georgia’s regions is the largest?

Coastal Plain

  1. How did The Barrier Islands get their name?

They act as a barrier that protects the mainland from erosion (Ocean & Wind currents, and storms)

  1. Which industry was once profitable in the Okefenokee Swamp?Timber/logging
  2. The Okefenokee swamp is covers almost ____700__ square miles. It is larger than the city of _Atlanta__.
  3. 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
  4. Georgia has __12___ barrier islands.
  5. The Appalachian Mountain create a _Vertical_ climate in which the air temp gets _Cooler_ the higher you go.
  6. Which of Georgia’s regions is known for gold?


  1. Which of Georgia’s regions is known for granite?


  1. Cloudland Canyon and Rock City are in which of Georgia’s geographic regions?Appalachian Plateau
  2. Define latitude.
  3. Define longitude
  4. Which river forms a large part of our border with Alabama?Chattahoochee
  5. Which river forms a large part of our border with South Carolina?Savannah
  6. Which of the geographic regions has sandy loam soils and the highest elevations in the states?

Blue Ridge

  1. Name Georgia’s two deep-water seaports.

Savannah & Brunswick

  1. Label GA’s regions on the map.
  2. Label the states that border GA on the map.
  3. Label the Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers on the map.
  4. Label the fall line on the map