# Quiz About To Basic Geography Knowledge

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When you are trying to learn something you must first ensure you understand the basics before you go to more complex matters. The quiz below is designed to test out how much of the basic geography you have understood so far. Give it a shot and see just how ready you are for the complex chapters.

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### North, East, South are known as

Explanation
The terms "North, East, South" are commonly referred to as cardinal points. These points are used to determine directions on a compass or map. They represent the four main directions: North, East, South, and West. The term "cardinal" is derived from the Latin word "cardo," which means "hinge" or "pivot." Just like a hinge or pivot point is essential for movement, cardinal points are fundamental for navigation and orientation.

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### The "in- between" points on the compass rose, such as northeast and southwest, are known as

Explanation
The "in-between" points on the compass rose, such as northeast and southwest, are known as intermediate points. These points are located between the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) and provide more specific directions. They help to further divide the compass into smaller increments, allowing for more precise navigation and orientation. Intermediate points are commonly used in navigation, geography, and map reading to accurately determine direction and location.

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### Name the four oceans biggest to smallest

Explanation
The four oceans listed in order from largest to smallest are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic. The Pacific Ocean is the largest and covers the most area, followed by the Atlantic Ocean. The Indian Ocean is the third largest, and the Arctic Ocean is the smallest of the four.

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### Name the seven continents from biggest to smallest

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The given answer lists the continents from largest to smallest. Asia is the largest continent, followed by Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.

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### Parallels of        circle the Earth from west to east

Explanation
Latitude is the angular distance between a point on the Earth's surface and the equator. Parallels of latitude are imaginary lines that circle the Earth from west to east. These lines are parallel to the equator and are used to measure the distance north or south of the equator. Therefore, the given answer is correct as it accurately describes the direction in which parallels of latitude circle the Earth.

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### Meridians of         meet at the poles

Explanation
Longitude is the measurement of distance east or west of the prime meridian, which is the starting point for measuring longitude. The meridians of longitude converge at the North and South poles, meaning they all meet at these points. Therefore, the correct answer is longitude.

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### The starting place for measuring longitude at 0 and is called the

Explanation
The Prime Meridian is the starting point for measuring longitude at 0 degrees. It is an imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole, passing through Greenwich, England. The choice of Greenwich as the location for the Prime Meridian was made at an international conference in 1884, and it has since become the standard reference point for measuring longitude around the world.

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### The starting point for measuring latitude is the

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The equator is the starting point for measuring latitude because it is the imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. It is located at 0 degrees latitude and serves as a reference point for measuring the distance north or south of it. Latitude is measured in degrees, with 90 degrees being the maximum at the North and South Poles. Therefore, the equator is the logical starting point for measuring latitude as it is the midpoint between the poles and provides a baseline for determining locations on Earth.

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### The line of latitude 23N is the

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The Tropic of Cancer is a line of latitude located at 23 degrees north of the equator. It marks the northernmost point where the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. This line is significant because it divides the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. The Tropic of Cancer is named after the zodiac sign Cancer, as the sun is directly above this line during the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

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### When facing north east is to your

Explanation
When facing northeast, the direction to your right would be east.

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