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Question 1: ________ have long been built, and more recently railways, through passes.
HighwayRoadMotorwayStreet

Question 2: Since many of the world's mountain ranges have always presented formidable barriers to travel, passes have been important since before recorded history, and have played a key role in ________, war and migration.
TradeSilk RoadInternational tradeFree trade

Question 3: ________, a pass has the general form of a saddle between two mountains.
Topographic mapDigital elevation modelTopographyGeographic information system

Question 4: Passes may be very short, consisting of steep slopes to the top of the pass, or valleys of many kilometers, whose highest point is only identifiable by ________.
DamSurveyingCivil engineeringInventions in medieval Islam

Question 5: They are often found just above the source of a ________, constituting a sort of "bridge" over to the headwaters of a different river.
Drainage basinRiverStreamEstuary

Question 6: ________, Ranges, Peaks and passes of the Alps
Swiss AlpsLepontine AlpsValleys of the AlpsPrincipal passes of the Alps

Question 7: Some high and rugged passes may have ________ bored underneath, so as to allow faster traffic flow all year.
InfrastructureTunnelLondonUnited Kingdom

Question 8: In the United States, the southern ________ more commonly use the word gap, and notch is often heard in New England.
VirginiaAppalachian MountainsRocky MountainsGreat Plains
















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