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American Studies Department Rutgers—The State University Study Guide: “America’s Loch Ness Monster” 1. What distinction does Lake Champlain have in terms of its size? Which states does it border? 2. For what is Lake Champlain mainly used? 3. What term do locals use for the acquatic creature living in Lake Champlain? 4. According to Samuel de Champlain, for whom the Lake was named, what did the creature look like? 5. Why does Lake Champlain have a “unique geological profile”? 6. What were two Irish workmen doing in 1849 when they discovered a strange set of bones? What kind of bones did they think they had found? 7. Who realized the significance of the Irish workmen’s find? How old was the fossil? To which other mammal did it bear a striking resemblance? 1
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8. What is a plesiosaur? Where has it been found? 9. According to Steven Wright, a geologist at the University of Vermont, the “Champlain Sea” was formed about 11,000 years ago. How long was the Champlain Sea in existence? 10.
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