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Chapter 8 Lesson 1 Test – Monday, January 10, 2011.

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1 Chapter 8 Lesson 1 Test – Monday, January 10, 2011

2 Vocabulary 1. Great Lakes – largest set of freshwater lakes in the world, located between the United States and Canada.

3 2. Illinois Waterway – several rivers and canals that connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River

4 3. Mississippi River – major river in the United States that flows through the Midwest south from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

5 4. St. Lawrence Seaway – waterway that links the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean

6 5. waterway – a system of rivers, lakes, and canals through which ships travel

7 6. canal – a waterway that has been dug across land for ships to travel through

8 7. lock – a gated part of a canal or river use to raise and lower water levels

9 8. barge – a flat-bottomed boat that carries goods through lakes and rivers

10 9. Name the 5 Great Lakes. a. Lake Ontario b. Lake Erie c. Lake Huron d. Lake Michigan e. Lake Superior

11 10. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world and contain about one-fifth of the world’s freshwater.

12 11. How did the Great Lakes form? Millions of years ago during the Ice Age, movement of glaciers caused deep pits to form in the Earth. When the water melted, it filled the pits, forming the Great Lakes.

13 12. Canals are sometimes shallow. Why are barges often used in canals? Flat-bottomed barges can move more easily in shallow canals.

14 13. What is one disadvantage of shipping something by water? Shipping by water is often more slow.

15 14. Name 3 kinds of goods that should NOT be shipped by barge. a. milk b. meat c. fruits and vegetables

16 15. Name 3 advantages to shipping by water. a.heavy products can be moved far for little money b.b. barges can hold more cargo than trucks c. barges use less fuel

17 16. Name 2 major transportation centers in the Midwest. a. Chicago, Illinois b. St. Louis, Missouri

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