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Acadia NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What happens during isostatic adjustment?

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  3. Why does the park have rocky beaches?

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  4. What is a glacial erratic?

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Adirondack Mtns.
  1. In what state are these mountains located?

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  2.     What is the environmental concern for the streams in this region?

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Fingerlakes Region
  1. In what state are these located?

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  2. How were they formed?

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Susquehanna River
  1. In what state is this located?

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  2. What is a water gap?

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Shenandoah NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What type of rocks are found there?

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  3. What is the name of the ridge that runs the park’s length?

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Cumberland Gap NHP
  1. In what state(s) is this park located?

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  2. Why is this park important to our nation’s history?

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  3. What is the name of the creek that formerly flowed through the Gap?

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Great Smoky Mtns. NP
  1. In what state(s) is this park located?

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  2. What are the predominate rock types found in the park?

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  3.     What is the name of the highest peak?

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Cape Hatteras NS
  1. In what state is this located?

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  2. It is known for the large string of

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  3. What is the key coastal issue along the East Coast of the US?

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Lake Okeechobee
  1. In what state is this located?

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  2. What causes sinkholes?

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Everglades NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. It is world renown for what?

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Mississippi Delta
  1. In what province is this located?

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  2. How many square miles does the Mississippi drain?

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Hot Springs NP
  1. In what state is this located?

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  2. How do these springs form?

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Ozark Plateau
  1. In what state(s) is this located?

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  2. This region formed how?

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Mammoth Cave NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. How many miles of known caves are there?

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  3. Cave formations are generally termed

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  4. These cave features form from dissolved

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  5. What would you expect to find in a karst region?

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Indiana Dune NL
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What ice sheet formed them?

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Effigy Mounds NM
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. The deep valley is named?

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Voyageurs NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What is the predominate rock type?

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  3. What is the age of the Canadian Shield?

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Badlands NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What is the erosional rate in the park?

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  3. What is the predominate rock type?

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  4. What are ephemeral channels?

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  5. Sharp, steep slopes equate to what type of rock?

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Platte River
  1. In what state is this located?

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Review River Channel Patterns
  1. What is the difference between a braided and a meandering river?

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Alibates Flint Quarries NM
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. Why is the Ogalalla Formation pinnacle in US history?

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  3. What lake is located in the NM area?

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Guadalupe Mountain NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What would you expect to see in the rock when visiting this NP?

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  3. What famous cave system is located near the park?

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Rio Grande Rift
  1. In what state is this located?

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  2. How was the valley formed?

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Jemez Mountains
  1. In what state is this located?

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  2. How were the mountains formed?

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Rocky Mtn NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. How long ago were these mountains formed?

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  3. What was Gros Ventre?

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Devil’s Tower NM
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2.     What rock type is the tower composed of?

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  3. Why is it not flat like the surrounding region?

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Yellowstone NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What is the heat source for Yellowstone?

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  3. When were the Tetons formed?

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Glacier NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. Are glaciers currently advancing or retreating?

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Craters of the Moon NM
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2.     What river flows through the park?

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  3.     What formed the rock of the park?

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Great Salt Lake
  1. In what state is this located?

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  2. What is this lake world famous for?

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  3. What was the ancient lake that formed this region?

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Arches and Canyonlands NP
  1. In what state are these parks located?

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  2. What 2 erosional agents formed these parks?

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Knickpoint Migration
  1. What are knickpoints?

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  2. What are the 3 means in which knickpoints can develop?

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  3. What agent causes eolian erosion?

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Grand Canyon NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What river formed the park?

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  3. How long did it take to form?

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Mogollon Rim
  1. In what state is this located?

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  2. How did this feature form?

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Organ Pipe Cactus NM
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2.     What are pediments?

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Death Valley
  1. In what state is this located?

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  2. What is the lowest town in the US and its elevation?

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  3. What is the difference between a playa and a lacustrine region?

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Great Basin NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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Formation of the Basin and Range
  1. How was the Basin and Range formed?

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Yosemite NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. A huge pocket of granite is termed?

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  3. What is exfoliation weathering?

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  4. “Half-dome” is made of what rock type?

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Point Reyes National Seashore
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What fault plays a major role in the region?

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  3. What type of fault is it?

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Crater Lake NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What is the volcano that formed the park?

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  3. What is a caldera?

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  4. What is the name of the small island in Crater Lake?

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Cascade Range
  1. In what state(s) is this located?

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  2.     How high is Mt. Rainer?

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  3.     When did Mt. St. Helens last erupt?

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Olympic NP
  1. In what state is this park located?

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  2. What are terraces?

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  3. What evidence points to uplift in the area?

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Alaska
  1. What are the 2 NP in Alaska?

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  2. What are fiords?

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  3. What is special about Mt. McKinley?

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Hawaii
  1. What are the 5 main islands of Hawaii?

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  2. What are the 2 NP’s of Hawaii?

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  3. What tectonically does Hawaii sit over?

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  4. How did so many islands form if there is only one hot spot?

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