Geography & Economics Test

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Geography Quizzes & Trivia

Overview of the Geography Unit


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The higher you climb in altitude, the warmer the air is.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The highest degree of latitude you can go is 180.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Examples of types of scale are verbal, graphic, and fractional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The highest degree of longitude you can go is 90.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Symbols on a map are pictures that represent fictitious items and are not to scale.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Peters-Gall map projection shows more accurate layout of the earth according to land mass than the Mercator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Peters-Gall is good for sailors because it shows accurate directions at sea. Mariners use this map.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Freedom Press Index measures the amount of freedom the press has within countries. The higher on the list, the less censorship the government has on the media.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A topographic map shows elevation of land.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A title, key, and compass should all appear on a good map.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    ____________________ is the purchase and or saving of capital goods.  More of this (building for future) often means less consumption (living for now)
  • 12. 
    _________ is the total value of products and services produced within a country in one year.
  • 13. 
     ____  is the total value of products and services produced by a country equal to the gross domestic product plus the net income from foreign investments.
  • 14. 
    ______________ are measurements used to create a development index. These include Life Expectancy, Mean Years of Education, and GDP.
  • 15. 
    __________________is an index originally created by a Pakistani economist, Haq, and an Indian economist, Sen, to measure countries’ development progress.
  • 16. 
    ___________________ is an organized group that produces goods to the general public. These companies tend to be large, whose values are traded on the Stock Market, and which are owned by several different people who share the profits.
  • 17. 
    ________________ is the full Report that has many development indexes. It is published each year with whatever statistics are available.
  • 18. 
    _______________ is a population count conducted by the government. Used to gather information for statistical purposes.
  • 19. 
    _____________ asks the question “how much?” when measuring.
  • 20. 
    ___________is the standard of living or quality of life of a country.  A qualitative term which cannot be measured by one statistic.  One method to measure development is by HDI.
  • 21. 
    Briefly explain how information (data) for indexes is generated, or gathered. (2pts)
  • 22. 
    Define four of the following terms in your own words (brief, single word answers, please): Choose only 4 (no extra points if you define MORE than 4): BRIC GDP GNI PPP Indexes Indicators International Date Line Time Zones Equator Elevation