Reading | Question 1 of 10

According to paragraph 1, which of the following statements about the High Plains is true?

  • Until farmers and ranchers settled there in the 1880s, the High Plains had never been inhabited.
  • The climate of the High Plains is characterized by higher-than-average temperatures.
  • The large aquifer that lies underneath the High Plains was discovered by the Ogallala Sioux Indians.
  • Before the early 1900's there was only a small amount of farming and ranching in the High Plains.
Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer