Grand Canyon Worksheet and Quiz

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The Grand Canyon is one of the most recognizable places on Earth. It is found in the US state of Arizona. The rock found at the bottom of the canyon believed to be around 2 billion years old. Throughout, there are more than 20 layers of rocks.

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Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. The total length of the Grand Canyon is………………………………………………2. The Grand Canyon became a national park in ……………………………………

3. The first expedition of the canyon took place in 1869 and was led by……………………………………………………..

4. The widest point of the canyon measures…………………………………………….

5. The rim of the Grand Canyon is ……………………………………….above sea level.

6. The Europeans saw this canyon for the first time in………………………..

7. There are total ………………………………native fish species in the Colorado River that runs through the canyon.

8. The Grand Canyon is measured …………………………………………in depth.

9. The first people living in the Canyon were…………………………………………….

10. The Grand Canyon is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since …………………………………

Answers:

1. 277 miles2. 1919

3. John Powell

4. 18 miles

5. 7,000 feet

6. 1540

7. eight

8. 6,093 feet

9. the Paleo-Indian

10. 1979