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one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the continents
a) Oceans b) Lakes c) Rivers d) Ponds
A study of the earth in all its variety – land, water, plants, and animals
a) Biology b) Physics c) Geography d) Astronomy
The parallel of latitude that is 23 1/2 degrees north of th equator and is the northner most latitude reached by the overhead sun.
a) Tropic of Capricorn b) Tropic of Cancer c) Arctic Circle d) Prime Meridian
The parallel of latitude that is 66 1/2 degrees north of the equator.
a) Antarctic Circle b) Arctic Circle c) Tropic of Cancer d) Tropic of Capricorn
0° longitude, from which all other degrees of longitude are measured. Line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole
a) Prime Meridian b) Equator c) Arctic Circle d) Tropic of Capricorn
location north or south of the Equator, measured by imaginary lines (parallels) numbered in degrees north or south
a) Prime Meridian b) Equator c) Latitude d) Longitude
location east or west of the Prime Meridian, measured by imaginary lines (meridians) numbered in degrees east or west
a) Prime Meridian b) Equator c) Latitude d) Longitude
an element of a map that shows how a unit of distance on the map (such as an inch) relates to actual distance on the surface of Earth
a) Map Key/Legend b) Scale c) Compass Rose d) Equator
box or other display on a map that explains the meaning of the symbols used on the map
a) Map Key/Legend b) Scale c) Compass Rose d) Equator
one half of a sphere.
a) Oval b) Elipse c) Hemisphere d) Antisphere
one of the seven largest areas of land on Earth.
a) Ocean b) Continent c) Island d) Peninsula
0° latitude and divides the globe into the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere
a) Prime Meridian b) Tropic of Cancer c) Tropic of Capricorn d) Equator
a diagram on a map that shows directions such as north, south, east, and west.
a) Compass Rose b) Scale c) Map Key d) Protractor
What do locations have in common? Climate, Religion, Language, Education, States, Territories, Borders of the Nation
a) Location b) Place c) Region d) Movement
People and Ideas get around
a) Location b) Place c) Region d) Movement
What do the people do to the environment? What does the environment do for the people?
a) Location b) Place c) Region d) Human/Environment Interaction
Tells you where it is.
a) Location b) Place c) Region d) Human/Environment Interaction
What is it like when you get there?
a) Location b) Place c) Region d) Human/Environment Interaction
a network of horizontal and perpendicular lines (as for locating points on a map by means of coordinates)
a) Plots b) Lines c) Scale d) Grid
the parallel of latitude that is 23 1/2 degrees north of the equator and is the northern most latitude reached by the overhead sun
a) Tropic of Cancer b) Tropic of Capricorn c) Arctic Circle d) Antarctic Circle
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