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What unit of measurement is used with absolute location?
a) Miles b) Cubic Meters c) Degrees d) Joules
What term refers to the study of the location and distribution of physical and living things on Earth's surface and how they are related to one another?
a) Cartography b) Geography c) Geology d) Etymology
Which imaginary line divides Earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres?
a) Equator b) Prime Meridian c) International Date Line d) Tropic of Capricorn
When you describe where a place is located by telling what's around it, you are providing...
a) Coordinates b) Absolute Location c) Degrees d) Relative Location
What map feature explains how distance on a map corresponds to actual distance on Earth?
a) Compass Rose b) Scale Bar c) Title d) Boundary Lines
What is the name of the imaginary line that divides Earth into Eastern and Western hemispheres?
a) Equator b) Prime Meridian c) International Date Line d) Tropic of Capricorn
When you describe where a place is located by providing exact information like its geographic coordinates, you are giving them...
a) Absolute Location b) Relative Location c) Approximate Location d) Relevant Location
What geographic term means half the Earth?
a) Degrees b) Meridians c) Parallels d) Hemisphere
Which type of map exists to show man-made boundaries? It often shows capitals and major cities as well.
a) Physical Map b) Political Map c) Special Purpose Map d) Geological Map
What do you call the directions which are found in between the four cardinal directions? (Ex.: NW, NE, SW, SE)
a) Dromedary Directions b) Interrogative Directions c) Mezzaluna Directions d) Intermediate Directions
Which type of map exists to show features of the land and water like mountains and rivers? It may also use different colors to indicate elevation.
a) Physical Map b) Political Map c) Special Purpose Map d) Geological Map
What map features are most helpful when determining a map's purpose?
a) Compass Rose and Scale Bar b) Title and Compass Rose c) Key/Legend and Scale Bar d) Title and Key/Legend
When is it most helpful to remember this phrase, Start with FROM and go to TO?
a) When finding absolute location b) When measuring distance c) When determining direction d) When interpreting elements in the key
Which type of imaginary lines help you determine how far North or South a place is from the Equator?
a) Latitude Lines b) Meridians c) Longitude Lines d) Great Circles
What type of imaginary lines help you determine how far East or West you've traveled from the Prime Meridian?
a) Parallels b) Latitude Lines c) Longitude Lines d) Great Circles
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