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New York State Geography

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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1)At 5,344 feet, what is the highest point in the state of New York?

  • Mount Albany
  • Mount Georgia
  • Mount Marcy

2) New York covers 54,475 square miles. What does it rank with other states by size?

  • 5th largest
  • 15th largest
  • 27th largest

3) What is NOT a Great Lake that touches New York

  • Erie
  • Ontario
  • Michigan

4) Of the Finger Lakes, which is the longest at 38.1 miles?

  • Owasco Lake
  • Cayuga Lake
  • Seneca Lake

5) What New York mountain range is bordered on the east by Lake Champlain and Lake George, which separate them from the Green Mountains in Vermont?

  • Adirondack Mountains
  • Catskill Mountains
  • Southern Tier Mountains

6) What is the lake that begins the Hudson River?

  • Lake Tear of the Clouds
  • Lake Winnebago
  • Lake Frances

7) What is NOT one of the three islands at the mouth of the Hudson River?

  • Manhattan Island
  • Long Island
  • Short Island

8) At 4,180 feet, what is the highest point in the Catskill Mountains?

  • Slide Mountain
  • Morgan Mountain
  • Humphrey’s Peak

9) The Catskill Mountains are sometimes considered an extension of the Appalachian Mountains into Upstate New York, although they are not geologically related.

  • True or False?

10) At Troy, New York, what river flows into the Hudson River?

  • Tappan Zee River
  • Mohawk River
  • St. Lawrence River

New York State Geography Answers

  • 1) Mount Marcy
  • 2) 27th largest
  • 3) Michigan
  • 4) Cayuga Lake
  • 5) Adirondack Mountains
  • 6) Lake Tear of the Clouds
  • 7) Short Island
  • 8) Slide Mountain
  • 9) True
  • 10) Mohawk River

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