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Question 1: In addition, the range can possibly be followed through the arcuate South Georgia Ridge across the Southern Ocean to the mountains of Graham Land on the ________.
AntarcticaEast AntarcticaAntarctic PeninsulaVostok Station

Question 2: The ranges of the Cordillera from Mexico northwards are collectively called the Western Cordillera in the United States and Canada, and also named as the ________ or Pacific Cordillera in Canada.
Western Cordillera (North America)Colorado PlateauInterior PlateauRocky Mountains

Question 3: In Mexico, the Cordillera continues through the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental, as well as the backbone mountains of the ________.
Peninsular RangesBaja California SurBaja California peninsulaLas Californias

Question 4: From north to south, this sequence of overlapping and parallel ranges begins with the Alaska Range and the Brooks Range in ________ and run through the Yukon into British Columbia.
United StatesWashingtonNorthwestern United StatesAlaska

Question 5: The main belt of the ________ along with the parallel Coast Ranges of mountains and islands continue through British Columbia and Vancouver Island.
Great PlainsAppalachian MountainsMontanaRocky Mountains

Question 6: The Cordillera are the eastern half of the Pacific Ring of Fire, which continues around the Pacific Ocean via Kamchatka and Japan to ________ and Polynesia.

Question 7: In the United States, the Cordillera branches to include the Rockies, the Sierra Nevada, and the Cascades and Coast ranges of Washington, Oregon, and ________.
CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaLos AngelesSacramento, California

Question 8: The Andes with their parallel chains and the island chains off the coast of Chile continue through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, ________, and Chile to the very tip of South America at Tierra del Fuego.
ArgentinaBrazilUruguayBuenos Aires

Question 9: The American Cordillera consists of an essentially continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the western "backbone" of North America, ________ and South America.
Central AmericaAmericasAmericas (terminology)Latin America

Question 10: The Cordillera continues on through the mountain ranges of Central America in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, and becomes the ________ of South America.
GeographyAndesPhysical geographyGran Chaco


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