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Fontana Dam: Quiz


Question 1: The ________ rise to the north and the Yellow Creek Mountains (mostly protected by the Nantahala National Forest) rise to the south.
Great Smoky Mountains National ParkAppalachian MountainsGreat Smoky MountainsTennessee

Question 2: The dam is operated by the ________, which built the dam in the early 1940s to accommodate the skyrocketing electricity demands in the Tennessee Valley at the height of World War II.
Franklin D. RooseveltWatts Bar Nuclear Generating StationBrowns Ferry Nuclear Power PlantTennessee Valley Authority

Question 3: East of the dam, NC-28 follows the lake's south shore for about 25 miles (40 km) before intersecting ________.
U.S. Route 76U.S. Route 74U.S. Route 19U.S. Route 64

Question 4: Fontana Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the ________ in Swain County and Graham County, North Carolina, USA.
Little Tennessee RiverGreat Smoky MountainsOverhill CherokeeTellico Dam

Question 5: Fontana Dam is 2,365 feet (721 m) long and 480 feet (146 m) high, making it the tallest dam in the Eastern ________.
CanadaUnited StatesPhilippinesAlaska

Question 6: Fontana is the uppermost of five dams on the Little Tennessee River, with Cheoah Dam being 10 miles (16 km) downstream, followed by ________, Chilhowee Dam, and Tellico Dam.
Fontana DamCalderwood DamAlcoa, TennesseeBlount County, Tennessee

Question 7: The Little Tennessee River flows for 135 miles (217 km) from its source in the mountains of northern Georgia to its mouth along the Tennessee River opposite ________.
Knoxville, TennesseeLoudon, TennesseePhiladelphia, TennesseeLenoir City, Tennessee


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