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Questions upon the Geography

Of the State of New York

LETTIE L. WATEROUS



QUESTIONS



UPON THE



GEOGRAPHY



STATE OF NEW YORK



LETTIE L. WATEROUS




SYRACUSE, N. Y.

C. W. BARDEEN, PUBLISHER



Copyright, iy03, by Lettib L. VVatbeous






LIBRARY ot COMJRESS
Two Copies Receivwl

NOV 27 1905

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CLASS fi '^ XXc, No.

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PREFACE

Feeling the need of something to fix the
principal facts of New York geography in the
minds of pupils, I have arranged these ques-
tions and am sure that they will meet all re-
quirements.

Lettie J. Waterous.

Rathbone, N. Y., April 16, 1903.



Questions upon New York Geography

1. Between what parallels of latitude is New
York situated ?

2. Between what meridians is it situated ?

3. Bound New York.

4. Give the length and breadth of the State.

5. What is the extent of its boundary ?

6. What is the area of New York ?

7. Compare the size of New York with that
of Rhode Island.

8. What European cities are due west from
New York city ?

9. What city in New York is directly north
of Washington ?

10. How many miles from Albany is New
York?

11. What is the general form of New York ?

12. From the mouth of the Columbia Eiver
to New York Bay, there is an unbroken chain

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of water with the exception of one mile.
Where is this ?

13. What is the average height of New York
above sea-level ?

14. How many ranges of mountains enter
the State from the south ?

15. Name these ranges.

16. In what counties are the Highlands ?

17. Mention the highest mountain peak in
the State. How high is it ?

18. How many and what river systems in
the State ?

19. What river is the outlet of Lake Erie ?

20. To how many horse power is the available
power of Niagara Falls equal ?

21. Where does the Genesee River rise ? Into
what does it flow ?

22. What falls in the Genesee River ?

23. Name five cities in New York not on the
Hudson River. Name the county in which
each is situated.

24. Locate each of the following places and
state for what each is noted : (a) Ticonderoga,



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(6) Oriskany, (c) Clinton, (d) Fredonia, (e) Sara-
toga.

25. Name three canals in the State, giving the
length and termini of each.

26. (a) Name tivo lakes in New York whose
waters find their way to the ocean through the
Gulf of St. Lawrence ; (6) one through the Gulf
of Mexico; (c) one through Chesapeake Bay.

27. Locate (a) Saranac Lake; (6) West Point;
(c) Brooklyn Bridge ; (d) Catskill Mountains ; (e)
Mount Marcy.

28. For what is West Point noted ?

29. In what counties are the following cities
respectively located: (a) Buffalo; (6) Rochester;
(c) Binghamton ; (d) Ogdensburg; (e) Ithaca; (/)
Auburn ; (g) Utica ; (h) Syracuse ; (z) Troy ?

30. Mention three large islands belonging to
the State of New York.

31. Name in order, beginning at the west,
the counties that border on Lake Ontario.

32. (a) What four counties on Long Island ?
(6) What county on Staten Island ? (c) What
county on Manhattan Island ?



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33. State approximately the distance from (a)
New York to San Francisco. (6) New York to
New Orleans, (c) New York to Chicago, {d)
New York to Washington, (e) New York to
Buffalo.

34. Where is Three River Point ?

35. Why is the St. Lawrence River never sub-
ject to sudden rises ?

36. In what mountains does the Hudson River
rise ?

37. Where is " Tappan Bay " ?

38. Where is (a) East River ? (6) North River ?

39. Describe Brooklyn Bridge.

40. What two noted bridges span Harlem
River ?

41. Where does the Delaware River rise ?

42. In what lake does the Susquehanna River
rise ?

43. Mention the principal harbors on the
American side of Lake Ontario.

44. Why is the surface of the Great Lakes
subject to variations of level ?



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45. What lake furnishes water to the city of
Eochester ?

46. What village at the head of Seneca
Lake?

47. From what lake is Syracuse supplied
with pure water ?

48. Where is Cooperstown, and what famous
novelist had his residence there ?

49. Which is, probably, the highest navigable
lake east of the Rocky Mountains ?

50. Mention the lakes in the central part of
the State.

51. How many falls in the near vicinity of
Ithaca ?

52. Where are Trenton Falls ?

53. Mention two counties noted for oil.

54. Mention some counties noted for springs
of natural gas.

55. In what county, and on what water is (a)
Poughkeepsie ; (6) Oswego ?

56. What rivers are the final outlets of the
streams and lakes of New York ?

57. How many counties in New York ?



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58. Mention three large cities in New York
north of parallel 42° north latitude.

59. Mention three of the largest lakes drained
by the Oswego River.

60. Which is the most (a) westerly county of
New York; (6) the most northeasterly; (c) the
most easterly ?

61. Which county contains the highest land ?

62. How many of the United States are
larger than New York ?

63. Mention any five continuous border coun-
ties of New York.

64. What waters does the Erie Canal connect ?

65. What city near the Pennsylvania line
west of the Susquehanna ?

6Q. {a) What city on the St. Lawrence ; (6)
near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hud-
son ; (c) on the Genesee n


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