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What is a floodplain
a) one of the four main elements
b) flat land by a river prone to flood
c) a flood in the Great Plains
d) an abundance of water

what is the equator
a) line of longitude that circles the earth between north and south poles
b) line of longitude that goes from the north to the south pole
c) line of latitude that circles the earth half way between the north and south poles
d) line of latitude that goes from the north to the south pole

What are lines of latitude
a) imaginary lines that show distances east and west of the equator
b) imaginary lines that show distances east and west of the prime meridian
c) imaginary lines that show distances north and south of the prime meridian
d) imaginary lines that show distances north or south of the equator

what is a cartographer
a) draws political cartoons
b) maker of carts
c) a map maker
d) a visual representation

what is a region
a) an area with features or characteristics that set it apart from other areas
b) another name for continent
c) a physical characteristic
d) a condition that influences an event

hemisphere
a) distance north or south of the equator
b) a region created when the earth is divided in half
c) another name for a ball
d) a word meaning half

what does exposure mean
a) protected from the elements
b) developing a picture
c) another name for map
d) not being protected

distortion
a) map making
b) something needed to make a map
c) a loss of accuracy
d) extreme accuracy

lines of longitude
a) imaginary lines show distances north or south of the prime meridian
b) imaginary lines showing distances north or south of the equator
c) imaginary lines showing distances east or west of the prime meridian
d) imaginary lines showing distances east or west of the equator

map
a) a picture of the earth
b) a visual representation of an area
c) another word for globe
d) a specific place

relative location
a) where a place is located in relation to other places
b) a specific place on the earth
c) a loss of accuracy
d) shows political boundaries

what is a political map
a) a map showing physical features
b) a map showing historical occurrences
c) a map showing boundary lines
d) a map showing longitude and latitude lines

what is vulnerability
a) the likelihood that an event will happen
b) the extent to which an area risks damage by a disaster
c) a non-modernized poor country
d) loss of accuracy

what are the four main elements
a) earth, fire, metals,and water
b) fire, wind, atmosphere,and land
c) water, plants wind, and animals
d) earth, fire, wind, and water

what is a developing country
a) a country with no resources
b) non-modernized poor country
c) a country that has developed an industrial base
d) a small country

what is a physical map
a) map showing boundary lines using color
b) map showing the whole earth
c) another name for road map
d) a map showing the major physical features of an area

what are risk factors
a) a condition of risks
b) a condition that influences the likelihood of an event
c) the condition of not being protected
d) specific location of a place

what is absolute location
a) a global grid
b) where a place is located in relation to another place
c) a line of latitude
d) specific location of a place

what are the three main climate zones
a) polar, tropical, temperate
b) polar, tropical, tundra
c) tropical, desert, tundra
d) polar, desert, plains

what is a continent
a) an area with at least one characteristic that sets it apart from other areas
b) a specific location of a place
c) a large unbroken landform surrounded by water
d) a regions created by dividing the earth in half

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