Moving to "The Land of the Big Red Apple" 

Worksheet

Answer the following questions about agricultural crops along Laura's travel route:

1.  What twelve states make up the Corn Belt?  Correctly spell the name of each state and then list its two letter abbreviation. Put a check mark  by each state's abbreviation that borders the state of Missouri.

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2. What were castor beans grown for back in the 1890's when Laura saw them?

 


3.  How tall do castor beans grow?

 


4. What are grain elevators for?

 


5. Why are elevators located next to train tracks?

 


6. What plants grow on prairies?

 


7. There are three colors of apples.  Find the name of a  variety of apple to match the colors:

    Yellow

    Green

    Red
   

 


8. Name two kinds of cherries.

 


9. How are cherries picked in large orchards?

 

 


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