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Twenty Questions Subject: Physiographic Provinces of Virginia Part I.

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2 Twenty Questions Subject: Physiographic Provinces of Virginia Part I

3 Twenty Questions

4 1. Label the physiographic provinces of Virginia. Appalachian Plateau Valley & Ridge Blue Ridge Piedmont Coastal Plain

5 2. The Coastal Plain is made up of __________ that are in the process of eroding from the Appalachian Mountains. Sediments

6 3. Which province is a gently sloping surface in Eastern Virginia? Coastal Plain

7 4. What is the highest elevation of the Coastal plain? 300 feet

8 5. What are the types of rocks located in the Coastal Plain? Sediment

9 6. What are the ages of rocks located in the Coastal Plain? mya

10 7. What are two important mineral resources located in the Coastal Plain? Sand Gravel

11 8. What types of fossils are found in the Coastal Plain? Sea critters Dinosaur fossils

12 9. Define Fall Line. Area where the Coastal Plain meets the Piedmont

13 10. Why are the major cities located on the Fall Line? Changes in the rivers

14 11. Which province is a gently rolling area with hills and valleys? Piedmont

15 12. Where does the Piedmont Province get is name? Foot of mountains

16 13. An episode of ________ created the rocks in the Piedmont. Subduction

17 14. The Piedmont rocks are part of the _____ of the mountains. Roots

18 15. What are the types of rocks located in the Piedmont? Igneous Metamorphic Some sedimentary

19 16. What are the ages of rocks located in the Piedmont? mya

20 17. What types of fossils are found in the Piedmont? None, except for dinosaur tracks

21 18. Which province is a narrow line of mountains located north of Roanoke, and a broader, upland south of Roanoke? Blue Ridge

22 19. The Appalachian Mountains are _____ and more ______ than the Rocky Mountains. Older Eroded

23 20. Which province has the highest mountains in Virginia? Blue Ridge


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