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Question 1: The ________ divides the Great Plains in the United States into ten physiographic subdivisions:
Minerals Management ServiceUnited States Fish and Wildlife ServiceNational Park ServiceUnited States Geological Survey

Question 2:
How long is Great Plains?

Question 3:
What region does Great Plains belong to?

Question 4: Germans from Russia who had previously farmed in familiar circumstances in what is now ________ were marginally more successful than the average homesteader.
MoldovaUkraineGeorgia (country)Azerbaijan

Question 5: to invest $1 trillion to build an additional 200,000 MW of wind power nameplate capacity in the Plains, as part of his ________.
United States offshore drilling debateGrid energy storageRaccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage PlantPickens Plan

Question 6: Cowboys drove Texas cattle north to railroad lines in the cities of ________ and Ogallala, Nebraska; from there, cattle were shipped eastward.
Garden City, KansasHays, KansasTopeka, KansasDodge City, Kansas

Question 7: Over the next one hundred years, founding of the ________ brought thousands of ethnic Europeans into the Great Plains.
New FranceLouisiana (New France)AcadiaFur trade

Question 8: There are more than 6,000 ________ in the state of Kansas alone, according to Kansas historian Daniel Fitzgerald.
United KingdomUnited StatesGhost townEngland

Question 9: High Plains – eastern New Mexico, northwestern Texas (including the ________), western Oklahoma, eastern Colorado, western Kansas, most of Nebraska (including the Sand Hills) and southeastern Wyoming;
Llano EstacadoAustin, TexasAmarillo, TexasPermian Basin (North America)

Question 10: The effect of an extended drought, inappropriate cultivation, and financial crises of the ________, forced many farmers off the land throughout the Great Plains.
Federal Reserve SystemRepublican Party (United States)United StatesGreat Depression


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