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Lesson 2: Road Tripping - Quiz
This activity is based
on a lesson called "Using Road Maps: The North Dakota Ethnic Trip," by
Mathew Misialek, Carrington High School, Carrington North Dakota. The
activity was prepared using the American Automobile Associationís road map
of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, 1995.
1. Why were most narrow gauge railroad tracks originally built?
2. What was one of Maine's first paved roads?
3. Describe the travels of the Ezekiel Merrill family in 1788.
4. What did early Maine motorists use instead of maps to navigate
on Route 1?
5. Name the railroad that was known as "the railroad the
6. What did this railroad do for Aroostook County?
7. How did John Brickett protect the valley below Evans Notch
8. The botanist Kate Furbish traveled to Aroostook County by stagecoach
in 1881. What kinds of things did she notice about the roads?
9. Name two ways you can find out the mileage from one place to
another on a map.
10. If you wanted to find a certain city on the map, what technique
could you use to help you find its exact location?
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