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Question 1: The name was soon altered by the Spanish to ________ and used as a name for the tribe and region spreading well inland to the north.
Mound builder (people)Etowah Indian MoundsApalacheeMississippian culture

Question 2: Small understory trees and shrubs include ________ (Cornus florida), Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) and Spicebush (Lindera benzoin).
Cornus (genus)United StatesCornus floridaKousa Dogwood

Question 3:
Where does Appalachian Mountains come from?
South Africa
United States

Question 4: It is, unfortunately, subject to the ________ (Adelges tsugae), an introduced insect, that is rapidly extirpating it as a forest tree.
AdelgidaeTsuga canadensisBalsam woolly adelgidHemlock woolly adelgid

Question 5: As early as 1700 it was possible to ride from ________, to southern Virginia, sleeping each night at some considerable village.
Portland, MaineBangor, MaineSouth Portland, MaineWestbrook, Maine

Question 6: As familiar as squirrels are the Eastern Cottontail rabbit (Silvilagus floridanus) and the ________ (Odocoileus virginianus).
CoyoteWhite-tailed deerCougarBobcat

Question 7: By the end of the ________ era, the Appalachian Mountains had been eroded to an almost flat plain.
DinosaurMesozoicCretaceousGeologic time scale

Question 8: In Quebec, the Chic-Chocs host the only population of ________ (Rangifer tarandus) south of the St. Lawrence River.
MooseElkReindeerMountain goat

Question 9: In ________ several peaks exceed 4,000 ft (1,200 m)., including Mount Katahdin (5,267 ft).
New HampshireMassachusettsConnecticutMaine

Question 10: The most commonly seen is the low to moderate elevation ________ (Sciurus carolinensis).
Eastern Gray SquirrelBobcatRaccoonFox Squirrel


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