Introduction To Geography Unit Test

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  • 1. 
    What is geography?  
    • A. 

      The study of names of countries, states , and cities

    • B. 

      The study of how to prevent and clean up pollution

    • C. 

      The study of the Earth and its people

    • D. 

      The study of rocks, minerals, and soils of Earth


  • 2. 
    What is a hemisphere and which part do we live in?
    • A. 

      Half the earth; western

    • B. 

      0 degrees longitude; western

    • C. 

      0 degrees latitude; eastern

    • D. 

      Half the earth; eastern


  • 3. 
    Another name for 0 degees longitude is the ______________________.
    • A. 

      Hemisphere

    • B. 

      Equator

    • C. 

      Tropic of Capricorn

    • D. 

      Prime Meridian


  • 4. 
    Another name for 0 degrees latitude is the __________________________
    • A. 

      Hemisphere

    • B. 

      Equator

    • C. 

      Tropic of Cancer

    • D. 

      Prime Meridian


  • 5. 
    The only accurate representation of the Earth is the __________________.
    • A. 

      Globe

    • B. 

      Mercator Projection

    • C. 

      Robinson Projection

    • D. 

      Colored picture


  • 6. 
    The reason that there are different time zones is because _________.  
    • A. 

      Throughout the year the North Pole receives little light from the sun

    • B. 

      The Earth makes one revolution around the sun every 365 days

    • C. 

      The Earth rotates on its axis causing only part of the Earth to receive light

    • D. 

      The sun shines on only the northern hemisphere from June through December


  • 7. 
    A bar scale is used on a map to help
    • A. 

      Tell who published the map

    • B. 

      Show capitals and countries

    • C. 

      Determine elevation above sea level

    • D. 

      determine distance from point to point


  • 8. 

    The areas of the world that have the largest concentration of people (population) are .....
    • A. 

      India and China

    • B. 

      North America and Australia

    • C. 

      China and Australia

    • D. 

      South America and northern Asia


  • 9. 
    Use page 12 in your atlas or page A16 in your book to answer the following question: What country is located at 30 degrees south and 22 degrees east?
    • A. 

      Argentina

    • B. 

      Libya

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      South Africa


  • 10. 
    Use page 12 in your atlas or page A16 in your book to answer the following question: What is the absolute location of Jakarta, Indonesia?
    • A. 

      7 degrees north and 108 degrees west

    • B. 

      7 degrees south and 108 degrees east

    • C. 

      165 degrees north and 108 degrees east

    • D. 

      135 degrees north and 7 degrees east


  • 11. 

    Which statement best describes the religions of Asia?
    • A. 

      Asia is mainly a Christian continent.

    • B. 

      There are several different types of religion practiced in Asia.

    • C. 

      Hinduism is the main religion in Asia.

    • D. 

      Eastern Asia is mostly Judaism.


  • 12. 
    Lines of ________________ meet at the north and south poles and are measured east and west of the Prime Meridian
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Tropics

    • C. 

      Longitude


  • 13. 
    Lines of ______________________ run across the globe and are measure north and south of the equator.
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Prime meridian

    • C. 

      Longitude


  • 14. 
    Time zones are generally based on lines of ____________________________.
    • A. 

      Equator

    • B. 

      Latitude

    • C. 

      Longitude


  • 15. 
    Use page 26 in your atlas to answer the following question: If it is 8 am in Brevard, what time is it in Moscow, Russia?
    • A. 

      12 noon

    • B. 

      4 am

    • C. 

      8 pm

    • D. 

      4 pm


  • 16. 
    Use page 26 in your atlast to answer the following question: If it is 8 am in Brevard, what time is it in Anchorage, Alaska?
    • A. 

      12 noon

    • B. 

      4 am

    • C. 

      8 pm

    • D. 

      4 pm


  • 17. 

    The important idea to remember about map projections (taking the 3D Earth and showing it on a flat piece of paper) is that ______________________________.
    • A. 

      There are distortions or inaccuracies in various projections

    • B. 

      The Robinson projection never shows the equator

    • C. 

      North America is hard to find on map projections


  • 18. 
    _____________________ is both a continent and a country.
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Brazil


  • 19. 
    __________________________ is the largest continent.
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      Asia


  • 20. 

    Where do you find most of the tundra in the world?
    • A. 

      Northern latitudes

    • B. 

      Eastern hemisphere

    • C. 

      Southern latitudes

    • D. 

      Western hemisphere


  • 21. 

    Northern Africa is mostly ___________________ climate.
    • A. 

      Semiarid

    • B. 

      Humid subtropical

    • C. 

      Dry desert

    • D. 

      Tropical wet


  • 22. 

    Read the cartogram below. Which area of the world did not have many personal computers in 2004?
    • A. 

      Europe and India

    • B. 

      India and North America

    • C. 

      South America and North America

    • D. 

      Africa and India


  • 23. 

    Read the cartogram below.  Which two countries in the world have more people than any other country?  
    • A. 

      United States and China

    • B. 

      Brazil and France

    • C. 

      China and India

    • D. 

      Australia and India


  • 24. 

    The following cartogram is about carbon emissions. Read the following sentences and determine which one most accurately represents the map.
    • A. 

      South America and Africa lead the way in carbon emission emissions

    • B. 

      India is a major player in carbon emissions

    • C. 

      Central America contributes the most to carbon emissions.

    • D. 

      United States seems to be leading the way in carbon emissions


  • 25. 

    The following cartogram is about Child Mortality. This measures how many babies or children die in the different places in the world.  
    • A. 

      Africa seems to be suffering the most from poor health care and have many children dieing.

    • B. 

      Canada and Australia don't have many doctors because so many children are dieing in those countries.

    • C. 

      South America is worse off than Africa because they have more deaths than anywhere else in the world.

    • D. 

      Europe leads the world in infant mortality (death)


  • 26. 

    What can you infer from the following cartogram about Child Mortality?  
    • A. 

      India is able to provide good health care for its mothers and children.

    • B. 

      Better health care in countries like Japan and Australi lead to fewer children dieing from diseases.

    • C. 

      Canada does not provide very good medical care for its childre when it is compared to countries like India.

    • D. 

      South America has the same degree of problems as Africa when it comes to health care for its children.


  • 27. 
    This ocean is located east of Africa and south of Asia.
    • A. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      Indian Ocean

    • D. 

      Arctic Ocean


  • 28. 
    This ocean is located east of North America and west of Europe and Africa.
    • A. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      Indian Ocean

    • D. 

      Arctic Ocean


  • 29. 
    This line goes around the circumfrence of the Earth.
    • A. 

      Prime Meridian

    • B. 

      International Date Line

    • C. 

      The North Pole

    • D. 

      Equator


  • 30. 
    This continent is on the same landmass as Asia.
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      North America


  • 31. 
    Which type of map shows the borders of countries and cities?
    • A. 

      Topographical

    • B. 

      Political

    • C. 

      Physical

    • D. 

      Satellite


  • 32. 

    What type of map is pictured below?
    • A. 

      Cartogram

    • B. 

      Political

    • C. 

      Satellite

    • D. 

      Contour


  • 33. 
    What body of water is located south of Europe and north of Africa?
    • A. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • C. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • D. 

      Arctic Ocean


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