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Long Range Mountains

Trivia powered by Prof. WalterThe Long Range Mountains are a series of mountains along the west coast of the Canadian island of Newfoundland. 

They also form the northernmost section of the Appalachian chain on the eastern seaboard of North America.

What do you know about Long Range Mountains? Explore this Quick US Geography Quiz.

1. Around 1,200 million years ago, in the Precambrian era, the ancient core of what is now eastern North America collided slowly with another continent to form a vast mountain range. All that remains today are the deeply eroded granites and gneisses of the Long Range mountains.

  • True or False?

2. In late Precambrian time, the super continent began to break apart. As it split, steep fractures formed and filled with molten rock from below. This magma cooled into the diabase dykes seen in the cliffs of Western Brook Pond and Ten Mile Pond.

  • True or False?

3. By 570 million years ago the continent finally rifted apart, and the resulting basin became an ocean. What was the ocean called?

  • Iapetus Ocean
  • Gerinomno Ocean
  • Pizza Ocean

4. What is the section of the Long Range Mountains located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland, Canada, along the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

  • Mantooth Mountains
  • Cummings Mountains
  • Anguille Mountains

5. The Cabox is a mountain located in western Newfoundland, near the costal city of Corner Brook and is the highest peak in Newfoundland. It is the central peak of the Lewis Hills range of the Long Range Mountains. What is the mountain's height?

  • 1,271 feet
  • 2,671 feet
  • 3,671 feet

Long Range Mountains

  1. True
  2. True
  3. Iapetus Ocean
  4. Anguille Mountains
  5. 2,671 feet

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