New York

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  1. New York State is a Middle Atlantic state, separated from Canada in the northeast by the St. Lawrence River and in the west by the Niagara River and ___ spectacular Niagara Falls, one of the most famous natural wonders of the world. The power of the falls is awesome.
    a. it
    b. its
    c. it's

  2. ___ the only state with frontage on the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean
    a. It
    b. Its
    c. It's

  3. ___ of New York lies in the highlands of the Appalachian Mountain range, which reaches from Maine to Alabama.
    a. Many
    b. Most

  4. Albany is ___ capital of New York State.
    a. a
    b. an
    c. the
    d. none of the above

  5. New York State became the ___ of nearly one third of the battles of the American Revolution, and the battle at Saratoga was one of the decisive battles of the war.
    a. scene
    b. seen
    c. seeing

  6. The beautiful Finger Lakes region was originally settled by the northern Iroquois tribes, ___ of the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, the Senecas, and the Tuscaroras.
    a. consist
    b. consisted
    c. consisting

  7. The city of Syracuse can trace its history back more than 400 years to the time ___ the Central Council fire of the five Iroquois Nations burned at Onondaga, and decisions made by the chiefs of the Confederacy affected all of northeast America.
    a. where
    b. when
    c. why

  8. The Syracuse University Orangemen are one of the well-known Big East college basketball ___.
    a. team
    b. team's
    c. teams

  9. ___ Lilac Festival is held each March in the city of Rochester to celebrate the colorful, blooming lilacs throughout Monroe County.
    a. A
    b. An
    c. The
    d. none of the above

  10. The Annual Sports Car Grand Prix Road Race is held ___ Watkins Glen, NY.
    a. in
    b. on
    c. for

  11. New York City (also known as the Big Apple) ___ the financial capital of the US and the seat of the United Nations.
    a. is
    b. are
    c. was

  12. New York State has ___ liberal scattering of scenic lakes, such as Lake George, Lake Placid, and the picturesque Finger Lakes.
    a. a
    b. an
    c. the
    d. none of the above

  13. The US Military Academy is ___ at West Point, NY.
    a. locate
    b. located
    c. locating

  14. The Hudson River is the ___ river in New York State.
    a. long
    b. longer
    c. longest

  15. The first convention to ___ the social, civil, and religious conditions and rights of women was held July 19-20, 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. It was the formal beginning of the women's rights movement.
    a. discuss
    b. discussing
    c. discussed

  16. The logging industry is carried ___ principally in the Adirondack Mountains.
    a. on
    b. to
    c. in

  17. Dairy farming, done extensively in the St. Lawrence, Mohawk, and Hudson river valleys, has been very important to the economy of ___ New York State.
    a. a
    b. an
    c. the
    d. none of the above

  18. Lake Placid, a famous winter sports resort, ___ the Winter Olympic games twice.
    a. host of
    b. hosted
    c. hosting

  19. Buffalo is New York State's second ___ city.
    a. large
    b. larger
    c. largest

  20. The title Empire State was supposedly used by George Washington in 1784 to ___ New York State's economic and industrial growth after the Revolutionary War.
    a. describe
    b. describing
    c. described

  21. The building ___ the Erie Canal (1817-1825) through the wilderness of western New York State from Buffalo to Albany (363 miles) was crucial to the state's development.
    a. in
    b. of
    c. for

  22. Millions of hopeful immigrants, who pulled up their roots and headed for a new life in America, passed through Ellis Island in New York City's harbor. The Statue of Liberty (a gift from France) was one of the first glimpses of ___ new homeland and a symbol of their dreams.
    a. their
    b. they're
    c. there

  23. The city of Rochester ___ along the Genesee River to its outlet on Lake Ontario. It is internationally known as the headquarters of Kodak, the producers of cameras, film, and photographic materials.
    a. extend
    b. extends
    c. extending
Copyright (C) 1999 by Jeanie Muncy Bouthillier (jebohi@pop.lava.net)
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