Ch 1 Section 3 Representing Earth's Surface

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Ch 1  Section 3   Representing Earth

This quiz will provide feedback of your understand of concepts in Unit 3 of Chapter 1. Please Read Each question carefully.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On the global grid, the prime meridian is at ___________ .
    • A. 

      0 degrees latitude

    • B. 

      90 degress longitude

    • C. 

      0 degrees longitude

  • 2. 
    Differences in elevation are BEST shown using a _________________ .
    • A. 

      Mercator projection map

    • B. 

      Robinson projection map

    • C. 

      Topographic map

  • 3. 
    Which of the following uses colors and symbols to represent concepts on a map?
    • A. 

      Legend

    • B. 

      Scale

    • C. 

      Latitude

    • D. 

      Time zone

  • 4. 
    When we say that a city is located at longitude 120°E, we mean that it is located
    • A. 

      West of the Prime Meridian.

    • B. 

      East of the Equator.

    • C. 

      North of the Equator.

    • D. 

      East of the Prime Meridian.

  • 5. 
    What type of map is this?
    • A. 

      Small scale

    • B. 

      Large scale

  • 6. 
    What type of map is this? 
    • A. 

      Economic Activity

    • B. 

      Physical

    • C. 

      Political

    • D. 

      Population Density

  • 7. 
    How many standard time zones are there in the world?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      24

  • 8. 
    What type of map is this? (Type political, physical, or thematic. SPELLING COUNTS!)
  • 9. 
    This map is a (type political, physical, or thematic. SPELLING COUNTS!)
  • 10. 
    Where is this map most distorted?
    • A. 

      Near the Equator

    • B. 

      In the high latitudes

    • C. 

      In the low latitudes

    • D. 

      In the middle latitudes

  • 11. 
    This map projection is best for
    • A. 

      Showing the oceans clearly.

    • B. 

      Seeing the true size and shape of the continents, because it is not distorted.

    • C. 

      Showing the distances between the continents.

    • D. 

      Seeing Antarctica.

  • 12. 
    Why is it hard to make a map of the world?
    • A. 

      It is hard to make a round shape perfectly flat.

    • B. 

      The world is too big.

    • C. 

      The mountains are too high.

    • D. 

      People can't agree on how to draw it.

  • 13. 
    What type of map is this? (type political, physical or thematic. SPELLING COUNTS!)
  • 14. 
    This map is really distorted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Longitude starts at an imaginary line running through Greenwich, England. What is the name of this imaginary line?
    • A. 

      Prime Meridian

    • B. 

      Internation date line

    • C. 

      Continental divide

  • 16. 
    Which region of Mexico has the MOST volcanoes?
    • A. 

      Northern Mexico

    • B. 

      Southern Mexico

    • C. 

      The eastern coast

  • 17. 
    Which is a measure of how far East or West you are traveling?
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Attitude

    • D. 

      Altitude

  • 18. 
    90 degrees north of the Equator is the ...
    • A. 

      Prime Meridian

    • B. 

      International Date Line

    • C. 

      Arctic Circle

    • D. 

      Equator

    • E. 

      North Pole

  • 19. 
    An imaginary line that circles the Earth at 0 degrees latitude is called the.....
    • A. 

      Prime Meridian

    • B. 

      International Date Line

    • C. 

      Arctic Circle

    • D. 

      Equator

    • E. 

      North Pole

  • 20. 
    Which is a measure of how far East or West you are traveling?
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Attitude

    • D. 

      Altitude

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