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Coteau des Prairies: Quiz


Question 1: The southeast portion of the Coteau comprises one of the distinct regions of Minnesota, known as ________.
Driftless AreaCoteau des PrairiesSaint Paul, MinnesotaBuffalo Ridge

Question 2: Badlands | ________ | Coteau des Prairies | Coteau du Missouri | East River | Pine Ridge | Siouxland | West River
Rapid City, South DakotaDeadwood, South DakotaBlack HillsCuster, South Dakota

Question 3: During the last (Pleistocene) ________, two lobes of the glacier appear to have parted around the pre-existing plateau and further deepened the lowlands flanking the plateau.
Little Ice AgeIce ageLast glacial periodQuaternary glaciation

Question 4: They are underlain by a small ridge of resistant ________ shale.
Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction eventGeologic time scaleDinosaurCretaceous

Question 5: The flatiron-shaped plateau was named by early French explorers from ________ (Quebec), Coteau meaning "slope" in French.
Castle Hill, Newfoundland and LabradorAcadiaFrench colonial empireNew France


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