The Raven Journal poses a question with each emailed newsletter.
Answer: The Appalachian Trail (approximately 2,190 miles long) travels through 14 states, beginning in Georgia and ending in Maine.
Question: Can you name a canal whose construction began in Rome?
Answer: A canal whose construction began in Rome, New York, was the Erie Canal.
Answer: The southernmost place is Hilo, Hawaii.
Answer: The pole of inaccessibility (location that is the most challenging to reach due to its remoteness from geographical features that could provide access) in North America is about 7 miles north of Allen, South Dakota.
Answer: California's Death Valley:1. On July 10, 1913, a record high 134° F was recorded 2. Badwater Basin in Death Valley is 282' below sea level 3. With several mountain ranges between Death Valley and the ocean, it lies in a severe rain shadow and receives an annual rainfall of about 1.5".
Answer - Georgia is the largest state entirely east of the Mississippi River in land area, although Michigan is the largest if water is included in size.
Answer - The only state flag in the United States that is not rectangular is the state flag of Ohio.
Answer - As they are commonly referred to today, the 13 Original colonies are: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Answer - All 54* countries in Africa are in the African Union
*This includes all internationally recognized territories and states on the continent by the UN and the African Union.
Which is the largest Scandinavian country in square miles?
Answer - At 173,860 square miles, Sweden is the largest. Norway is second with 148,718, and Denmark is third at 16,576.
Which states have the lowest and the highest average rainfall per year?
Answer - Hawaii has the highest at 63.70", and Nevada has the lowest at 9.54".
What do the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn represent?
Answer - According to Wikipedia - “The Tropic of Cancer is currently 23°26′13.3″ north of the Equator. It is the most northerly circle of latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. The Tropic of Capricorn is 23° 26′ 22″ south of the Equator. It marks the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead.”
Which state is home to the highest point (6,684') east of the Mississippi River?
Answer - Located in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina, Mount Mitchell is the highest US mountain east of the Mississippi River.
What is the course or direction of flow of most Russian rivers?
Answer - Most Russian rivers flow north, eventually into the Arctic Ocean.
What is the longest mountain range on the earth?
Answer - The mid-ocean ridges of the world are connected and form a
continuous mountain range over 40,000 miles long. The world's longest
above-ground mountain range is the Andes (4,300 miles long)
Which state has the highest mean elevation, and which state has the lowest mean elevation?
Answer: Colorado has the highest mean elevation (6,800'), and Delaware has the lowest (60').
The town of Rugby in which state is considered to be the "Geographic Center of the North American Continent"?
Answer: North Dakota