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West Virginia Geography

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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1. What river does NOT form parts of West Virginia’s boundaries?

  • Ohio River
  • Potomac River
  • Allegheny River

2. West Virginia is the only state in the nation located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain range, and in which all areas are mountainous; for this reason it is nicknamed The Mountain State.

  • True or False?

3. What is West Virginia's highest points?

  • Lowndes Hill
  • Spruce Knob
  • Bald Knob

4. The upper few hundred feet of the mountain are covered in a dense spruce forest, a relict boreal forest environment similar to forests found in northern New England and Canada. What type of trees make up this forest?

  • Spruce
  • Oak
  • Ash

5. The native vegetation for most of the West Virginia was originally mixed hardwood forest. What type of hardwood tree was NOT found in West Virginia?

  • Oak
  • Chestnut
  • Balsa

6. West Virginia’s underlying rock strata are sandstone, shale, bituminous coal beds, and limestone laid down in a near shore environment from sediments derived from mountains to the east, in a shallow inland sea on the west. The landscape of West Virginia was formed how many years ago?

  • 3,000 years ago
  • 30,000 years ago
  • 300 million years ago

7. Most of the state’s non-mountainous plateau region is part of what plateau?

  • Spencer Plateau
  • Boone Plateau
  • Allegheny Plateau

8. What national forest, in West Virginia, was established by the U.S. Congress in 1915. It became a U.S. National Forest on April 28, 1920 and now encompasses 910,155 acres.

  • Harrison National Forest
  • Wood National Forest
  • Monogahela National Forest

9. What is West Virginia’s Lowest Point?

  • Potomac River at Harpers Ferry
  • West Fork River at Clarksburg
  • Ohio River at Vienna

10. What is West Virginia’ state flower?

  • Rhododendron
  • Pawpaw
  • Mountain Laurel

West Virginia Geography Answers

  • 1) Allegheny River
  • 2) True
  • 3) Spruce Knob (4,863 feet)
  • 4) Spruce
  • 5) Balsa
  • 6) 300 million years ago
  • 7) Allegheny Plateau
  • 8) Monogahela National Forest
  • 9) Potomac River at Harpers Ferry (240 feet).
  • 10) Rhododendron

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