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A Map that provides information about a place at a certain time in history.
a) Political Map
b) Historical Map
c) Physical Map
d) Inset Map

Words on a map that tell the subject of the map.
a) Map Key
b) Map Scale
c) Compass Rose
d) Map Title

The type of weather a place has over a long time.
a) Climate
b) Weather
c) Physical Features
d) Physical Map

an imaginary line between the North and South poles that crosses the equator at right angles
a) Physical Features
b) Meridians of longitude
c) Climate
d) Weather

Climate, water, or land forms.
a) Map Key
b) Climate
c) Physical Features
d) Population Density

One of the in between directions: Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, or Southeast.
a) Intermediate Directions
b) Cardinal DIrections
c) Map Scale
d) Map Key

a very large, unbroken area of land
a) Compass Rose
b) Landmass
c) Physical Features
d) Locator

A part of a map that compares a distance on the map to a distance in the real world.
a) Cardinal Directions
b) Compass Rose
c) Map Key
d) Map Scale

A small map or picture of a globe that shows where an area on the main map is found in a state, on continent, or in the world.
a) Map Scale
b) Locator
c) Inset map
d) Physical Map

A part of a map that explains what the symbols on the map stand for.
a) Physical Features
b) Locator
c) Map Scale
d) Map Key

A map that shows kinds of land and bodies of water.
a) Inset Map
b) Historical Map
c) Physical Map
d) Political Map

A map that shows cities, states, and countries.
a) Political Map
b) Historical Map
c) Physical Map
d) Inset Map

A smaller map within a larger one.
a) Inset Map
b) Historical Map
c) Physical Map
d) Political Map

an imaginary line around Earth that runs parallel to the equator
a) Map Key
b) Map Scale
c) parallels of latitude
d) Inset Map

the area between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole or between the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole, where the climate is generally cold
a) Tropical Zone
b) North Pole
c) Polar Zone
d) Temperate Zone

the meridian of longitude labeled 0 degrees, from which all other degrees of longitude are measured. The prime meridian passes through Greenwich, England.
a) prime meridian
b) line of latitude
c) line of longitude
d) relative location

the area between Earth’s tropical zones and polar zones, where the climate is relatively mild
a) tropical zone
b) north pole
c) polar zone
d) temperate zone

he area between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer and between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn, where the climate is generally hot
a) temperate zone
b) tropical zone
c) temperature
d) polar zone

the northernmost line of latitude where the sun’s rays ever beat straight down. This line marks the northern limit of the tropical zone.
a) tropic of fletcher
b) tropic of capricorn
c) tropic of cancer
d) relative location

he southernmost line of latitude where the sun’s rays ever beat straight down. This line marks the southern limit of the tropical zone.
a) tropic of capricorn
b) tropic of fletcher
c) tropic of cancer
d) relative location

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