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1. The Northeast grew quickly during the 1800s because A) factory towns needed industrial workers. B) of the rich mineral resources of the region. C) low precipitation makes for mild weather. D) of plentiful and rich farmlands. 2. The many rivers of the Northeast aided in the region becoming a leader in commerce for all the following reasons EXCEPT A) they provided easy access to raw materials to produce and ship goods. B) they provided conversion from water power to machine power. C) they provided trade routes to other regions. D) they provided protection from European invaders. 3. What is NOT a concern resulting from the Northeast’s growth? A) Higher taxes B) Declining population C) Water shortages D) Urban sprawl 4. The Northeast region of the Unites States can be described best as which of the following? A) smallest and most urban B) fewest number of parks of any region C) largest and least urban D) best for farming and cultivating land 5. Because of its water resources the Northeast was an early site of which of the following? A) Industrial Revolution B) Electric age C) Megalopolis D) Cultural center 6. Cities developed along the Atlantic Coast primarily because of which of the following? A) Great natural harbors B) Abundant coal deposits C) Rich fishing grounds D) Fertile soil for farming 7. Settlements of cities along coasts and rivers grew largely because A) most of the interior was rugged and unsuitable for agriculture. B) abundant precipitation makes for good farming. C) rich mineral resources of the region. D) beautiful colors of the landscapes drew tourists. 8. Settlers were originally attracted to the South for its rich soils and which of the following? A) Arid climate B) Long growing season C) Variety of wildlife D) Mild climate 9. Areas of the South, such as Appalachia, are poverty stricken without industry or farming to support them because of which of the following? A) Swampy grasslands B) Too much rain C) Rocky soil and steep slopes D) Dry desert like conditions 10. All EXCEPT which of the following contributed to industries moving south? A) Lower cost of land B) Fewer labor unions C) Newer, more efficient factories D) Relaxed environmental laws 11. Industrial development beyond agriculture and the landscape of the South can be seen in brand new industries that developed such as which of the following? A) Space exploration industry B) Livestock C) Textile mills D) Cotton 12. In addition to industry, select another reason for the growth of the South from the list below. A) Popular retirement center B) Resistance to hurricanes C) Long distances to ocean ports D) Dry, arid climate 13. Unique vegetation like Mangrove trees grow in certain areas of the South because of which geographic traits? A) Rocky, steep slopes B) Rich, fertile soils C) Swampy, coastal areas D) Temperate grasslands 14. Despite the differences of the states in the Midwest, which common trait links each state? A) Mountainous land B) Short, cool summers C) Productive farming D) Similar precipitation annually 15. Many Midwestern cities are situated on the Great Lakes because A) water transportation helped industry growth. B) the weather was mildest near the lakes. C) higher paid jobs were available on the coastal shores. D) it was easier to transport grain over the water. 16. Advances in farming technology allows farmers to do all EXCEPT which of the following? A) Harvest more crops in less time B) Produce more crops with fewer workers C) Increase farm size and farm output D) Keep farms in single families 17. The fertile soil of the Midwest is due in large part to which event? A) Melting glaciers deposited minerals in the soil B) Alternating crops prevents erosion C) More than 20 inches of precipitation annually D) Floods leave particles that help build soil 18. The presence of the automobile industry in the Midwest is attributed to what? A) Being close to steel mills for raw materials needed to produce cars B) Being near the Mercantile Exchange where cars are sold C) Railroad lines close by to ship completed cars D) Machines to manufacture cars are made in the Midwest 19. The Great Lakes and many rivers of the Midwest encouraged A) development of heavy industry B) building more railroads C) increase in number of farms D) development of mining technology 20. During the mid-1800s which natural resources drew many new settlers to the West? A) Tin and copper B) Natural gas and oil C) Gold and silver D) Forestry and fishing 21. Which of the following is NOT a natural resource of Alaska? A) oil B) forestry C) wheat D) fish 22. The availability of water in the West affects all of the following EXCEPT which of the following? A) Vegetation B) Mining C) Economic activity D) Population

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1. d 2. d 3. b 4. a 5. idk 6. a 7. a? 8. a? 9. c 10. a? 11. c 12. d? 13. c 14. idk 15. idk 16. d 17. idk 18. idk 19. c? 20. c 21. c 22. idk sorry, I don't know much about the midwest but I hope this helped a little
Answered By: Aplomado - 1/6/2011
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