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All flat maps distort either the shapes or the areas of landmasses because
a) the boundaries of landmasses are not known with certainty. b) such large structures cannot be drawn accurately. c) lines of latitude are not perfectly parallel. d) Earth is a curved, three-dimensional object.
Into how many time zones is Earth divided?
a) 12 b) 15 c) 24 d) 360
Which statement about lines of longitude is true?
a) They converge at the equator. b) They converge at the poles. c) They are parallel. d) They locate positions in north and south directions.
2. Each degree of latitude or longitude is divided into 60 smaller units called
a) meridians b) grids c) seconds d) minutes
What is the latitude of the North Pole?
a) 0 degrees North b) 90 degrees North c) 180 degrees North d) 360 degrees North
Satellites in the Global Positioning System help users determine their exact ___________________.
a) weight b) height c) position d) age
A map __________________ explains what the symbols on a map represent.
a) scale b) legend c) title d) key
Lines of ____________________ run parallel to the equator.
a) latitude b) longitude c) d)
A ____________ projection distorts areas near the poles.
a) Mercator b) conic c) gnomonic d) topographic map
A contour line on a ______________ map connects points of equal elevation.
a) Mercator b) conic c) gnomonic d) topographic
The International Date Line is another name for the _____________.
a) equator b) prime meridian c) 180 degree meridian d) 90 degrees North latitude
The science of mapmaking is called
a) cartography b) remote sensing c) geography d) geology
The _____________ represents 0° longitude.
a) equator b) prime meridian c) longitude d) Artic Circle
6. On a topographic map, the difference in elevation between two side-by-side contour lines is called the
a) contour interval. b) index contour. c) depression contour. d) hachure.
The arrangement of electromagnetic radiation is called
a) remote sensing b) wave imaging c) the radiation pattern d) the electromagnetic spectrum
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