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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles from northernmost British Columbia, in Canada, to New Mexico, in the United States.

  • True or False?

2) What is the range's highest peak is at 14,440 feet above sea level?

  • Colorado's Mount Elbert
  • Arizona’s San Francisco Peaks
  • Wyoming's Cheney Peak

3) What peak in British Columbia, at 12,972 ft is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

  • Mount Isaac
  • Clarke Peak
  • Mount Robson

4) What is NOT a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains?

  • Wind River Range
  • Continental Ranges
  • Sierra Madre

5) The younger ranges of the Rocky Mountains uplifted during the late Cretaceous period (100 million-65 million years ago), although some portions of the southern mountains date from uplifts during the Precambrian (3,980 million-600 million years ago).

  • True or False?

6) The little ice age was a period of glacial advance that lasted a few centuries from about 1050 to 1360.

  • True or False?

7) The rivers that flow from the Rocky Mountains eventually drain into three of the world's Oceans. What is NOT one of the oceans?

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Antarctica Ocean

8) The Continental Divide is located in the Rocky Mountains. Water flowing Eastward flows into which ocean?

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Pacific Ocean

9) What group of people are believed to be the first inhabitants of the Rocky Mountain region after the Ice Age?

  • Cheyenne
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Apaches

10) The Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado — with a group of soldiers, missionaries, and African slaves — marched into the Rocky Mountain region from the south. What was the year?

  • 1440
  • 1540
  • 1640

Rocky Mountains Answers

  • 1. True
  • 2. Colorado's Mount Elbert
  • 3. Mount Robson
  • 4. Sierra Madre
  • 5. True
  • 6. False. It lasted from about 1550 to 1860.
  • 7. Antarctica Ocean
  • 8. Atlantic Ocean
  • 9. Paleo-Indians
  • 10. 1540

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