What do you know about New York Geography?


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New York Geography Questions:

1.

What state forms most of the southern border with New York?

A. Massachusetts
B. Ohio
C. Pennsylvania
D. Vermont
   
2.

What is the only river that completely crosses New York State?

A. Hudson
B. Genesee
C. St. Lawrence
D. Susquehanna
   
3.

In the early 1900s most of our nation’s immigrants were admitted at

A. Ellis Island
B. Staten Island
C. Long Island
D. Empire Square
   
4.

Between Albany and New York City, the Hudson River is actually

A. a lake
B. a freshwater sea
C. a bay
D. an estuary
   
5.

Mt. Marcy is the highest point in the state. In what mountain range is it located?

A. Catskills
B. Adirondacks
C. Appalachians
D. Taconics
   
6.

Estimate the population of New York State to the nearest million:

A. 10 million
B. 5 million
C. 19 million
D. 40 million
   
7.

Name the river that flows by Rome, Utica, Amsterdam, and Cohoes:

A. Hudson
B. Delaware
C. Oneida
D. Mohawk
   
8. The western terminus of the Old Erie Canal was located in
A. Rochester
B. Buffalo
C. Albany
D. Lockport
   
9.

Name the north-south trending bodies of water that are found in Central New York:

A. Great Lakes
B. Appalachian Wetlands
C. Finger Lakes
D.

Long Island Sound

   
10.

According to Census 2000, what percentage of New Yorkers considers themselves to be African-American?

A. 40%
B. 5%
C. 1%
D. 15%
   
11.

Many towns and villages in eastern New York end with the suffix –kill. It means creek or stream in

A. Dutch
B. French
C. Algonquin
D. Old English
   
12. What is the second highest waterfall in New York State?
A. Empire Falls
B. Angel Falls
C. Niagara Falls
D. Buttermilk Falls
   
13.

Which of these places is the farthest east?

A. Bennington, VT
B. New Haven, CT
C. Montauk, NY
D.  Bronx, NY
   
14. Which of these is not a borough of the City of New York?
A. Manhattan
B. Staten Island
C. Queens
D. Yonkers
   
15. Which of these artificial waterways is still in existence as a working canal?
A. Erie Canal
B. Pennsylvania Canal
C. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
D. Delaware and Hudson Canal
 

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