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Question 1:
How many metres above sea level is Colorado River?
~2700 m
488 m

Question 2: About a hundred miles later it meets the Eagle River in the town of Dotsero, Colorado, and where ________ parallels the river through Glenwood Canyon.
Interstate 70Interstate Highway SystemInterstate 83Interstate 68

Question 3: This dike cuts off the flow of the river to the remarkable low area in southern California known as the Salton Sink, ________, or Imperial Valley.
Inland Empire (California)Palm Springs, CaliforniaCoachella ValleyRiverside County, California

Question 4: Among the maps in the ________, every use of "Colorado" (or Colorade) from 1720 and before is applied to a tributary of what is now the Gila River that seems best to correspond with today's Verde River.
United States House of RepresentativesUnited States CapitolLibrary of CongressUnited States Congress

Question 5: Its impoundment of the river in the Mojave Desert creates ________, which provides water for irrigation and the generation of hydroelectric power.
Lake MohaveLake PowellLake MeadHoover Dam

Question 6: The Colorado's last drops evaporate in the ________, miles before the river reaches the Gulf of California.
Sonoran DesertMojave DesertGreat BasinColorado Plateau

Question 7: The Colorado River then flows into Lake Powell, formed by the ________, where the San Juan River joins.
Flaming Gorge DamGrand CanyonHoover DamGlen Canyon Dam

Question 8: The river then passes through the city of ________ where it is joined by the swift flowing Roaring Fork River.
Carbondale, ColoradoParachute, ColoradoGlenwood Springs, ColoradoGrand Junction, Colorado

Question 9: From there it flows westward to the ________ border and Westwater Canyon.
ColoradoUtahWyomingNew Jersey

Question 10: This is the unique geologic point where the ________ intersects the Colorado River drainage basin to the west and the eastern flowing drainage basins for Jackson County's N.
Mexico CityRocky MountainsMexicoContinental Divide of the Americas


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