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Question 1: Several ________ Middle towns, including Nikwasi, Jore, and Cowee were located along the river's North Carolina section.
ChoctawMuscogee (Creek)Cherokee historyCherokee

Question 2: Chilhowee, Calderwood, and Cheoah Dams and the Santeetlah Powerhouse were originally built by ________ to power the aluminum plant at Alcoa, Tennessee.
AT&TBoeingAlcoaCaterpillar Inc.

Question 3: It crosses into eastern ________ and joins the Tennessee River at Lenoir City, 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Knoxville.
AlabamaTennesseeArkansasGeorgia (U.S. state)

Question 4: [5] These sites were probably semi-permanent base camps, the inhabitants of which may have sought the ________ deposits on the bluffs above the river which they used to create tools.

Question 5: The dam does not have its own hydroelectric generators but serves to increase the flow through those at nearby Fort Loudoun Dam on the Tennessee by means of a ________ which diverts much of the flow of the Little Tennessee.
CanalInfrastructureLeveeLock (water transport)

Question 6: The final impoundment is Tellico Dam, which is just above its mouth into the Tennessee River at ________.
Loudon, TennesseePhiladelphia, TennesseeLenoir City, TennesseeKnoxville, Tennessee

Question 7: The Little Tennessee River is a tributary of the Tennessee River, approximately 135 miles (217 km) long, in the ________ in the southeastern United States.
Great PlainsAppalachian MountainsVirginiaRocky Mountains

Question 8: The plan to build the dam was the subject of environmental controversy during the 1970s regarding the snail darter, an ________.
Polar bearCheetahTigerEndangered species

Question 9: [2] It was the first major legal challenge to the ________.
George W. BushBill ClintonBald EagleEndangered Species Act

Question 10: After flowing north through the mountains past Dillard into southwestern ________, it is joined by the Cullasaja River at Franklin, then turns northwest, flowing through the Nantahala National Forest along the north side of the Nantahala Mountains and past Lauada.
PennsylvaniaSouth CarolinaNorth CarolinaGeorgia (U.S. state)


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