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Upper Mississippi River: Quiz


Question 1: The Upper Mississippi from below St. Anthony Falls (________, Minnesota) downstream to St.
Saint Paul, MinnesotaHennepin County, MinnesotaMinneapolis – Saint PaulMinneapolis

Question 2: South of St. Louis, ________, the alluvial floodplain is approximately 80 kilometers (50 mi) wide.

Question 3: The states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and ________, along with the federal government, have preserved certain areas of the land along this reach of the river.

Question 4: There are 29 locks on the Upper Mississippi maintained by the ________ Corps of Engineers—from Upper St. Anthony Falls upstream to Chain of Rocks downstream.
United States Marine CorpsUnited States ArmyUnited States Army AfricaUnited States armed forces

Question 5: The other two National Park Service sites along the river are: Effigy Mounds National Monument and the ________ (AKA The Arch).
Compton Hill Reservoir ParkSt. Louis Gateway MallLaumeier Sculpture ParkJefferson National Expansion Memorial

Question 6: ________
List of crossings of the Upper Mississippi RiverSaint Paul, MinnesotaList of locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi RiverHastings, Minnesota

Question 7: [8] A primary reason for damming the river is to facilitate ________ transportation.
BargeCruise shipDredgingTrain ferry

Question 8: Unlike the Lower Mississippi, much of the upper river is a series of pools created by a system of 29 locks and ________.
DamHydroelectricityHydropowerWater turbine

Question 9: The collapse of ice dams holding back Glacial Lake Duluth and ________ carved out the Dalles of the Saint Croix River.
Glacial history of MinnesotaProglacial lakes of MinnesotaLake AgassizGeology of Minnesota

Question 10: On the upper reaches near the Minnesota-________ border, the river's floodplain is between 1.5 and 5 kilometers (between 1 and 3 mi) wide.


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