Geography Terms Quiz Questions And Answers

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Geography Terms Quiz Questions And Answers

Quiz over basic terms and their definitions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a physical map?
    • A. 

      Box explaining the symbols on a map—it is also known as a legend

    • B. 

      Distance north or south of the equator—measured in degrees

    • C. 

      Small map within a large map, shows areas outside of origin—greater detail than the large map

    • D. 

      Shows the major geographical features and landforms of the United States

  • 2. 
    What is a political map?
    • A. 

      Small map within a large map, shows areas outside of origin—greater detail than the large map

    • B. 

      Map that shows borders between states or countries

    • C. 

      Shows the major geographical features and landforms of the United States

    • D. 

      Box explaining the symbols on a map—it is also known as a legend

  • 3. 
    Meridians are imiginary lines extending from the North Pole to the South Pole, also called the line of longitude.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A round model of the earth is called a ___________.
  • 5. 
    A map key is...(Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      A box explaining the symbols on a map.

    • B. 

      Is also known as a legend.

    • C. 

      A map that shows the borders bewteen states or countries.

    • D. 

      Name of something such as a book or map

  • 6. 
    Define elevation.
    • A. 

      It is a large land mass.

    • B. 

      It is the length of land above sea level.

    • C. 

      It is the name of something, such as a book or map.

    • D. 

      A round model of the earth.

  • 7. 
    Please This image shows what? Please explain.(Write a short essay explaining what you think longitude is. You can be brief, but you must define the term longitude)
  • 8. 
    What are parallels?
    • A. 

      Is a small drawing or field of color that stand for something else

    • B. 

      Pointers halfway between the main directions: northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest

    • C. 

      Are lines of latitude that circle the earth in an east west direction—they are parallel to the equator and each other

  • 9. 
    Cardinal directions are...
    • A. 

      One of the four main directions on Earth: north, south, east and west.

    • B. 

      Pointers halfway between the main directions: northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest.

    • C. 

      Imaginary line extending from the North Pole to the South Pole—also called longitudinal lines.

  • 10. 
    Define symbols.
    • A. 

      These show the major geographical features and landforms of the United States

    • B. 

      Is a small drawing or field of color that stands for something else.

    • C. 

      These allow you to estimate real distance on a map

  • 11. 
    A globe is half of a sphere.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Define latitude.
    • A. 

      Distance north or south of the equator.

    • B. 

      Distance east or west of the prime meridian

    • C. 

      It is measured in degrees.

  • 13. 
    Continents are large masses of lands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Pointers halfway between the main directions: northeast, northwest, southeast,  southwest are refered to as ___________   _______________.
  • 15. 
    Define prime merdian.
    • A. 

      Line of longitude marked zero degrees.

    • B. 

      Imaginary line around the middle of the earth—halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole—zero degrees latitude.

    • C. 

      A round model of the earth.

  • 16. 
    A small map within a large map that  shows areas outside of or in greater detail than the larger map is called a ____________   _______.
  • 17. 
    Half of a sphere or globe is referred to as a hemisphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Define scale.
    • A. 

      A round model of the earth.

    • B. 

      A pointer that shows directions on a map.

    • C. 

      Something that allows you to estimate real distance on a map.

  • 19. 
    Please write a short sentence explaining what a compass rose is.
  • 20. 
    The equator is an imaginary line around the middle of the earth—halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole—zero degrees latitude.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What is a title?
    • A. 

      Name of something such as a book or map

    • B. 

      Box explaining the symbols on a map—it is also known as a legend

    • C. 

      A map that shows borders between states or countries.

  • 22. 
    I hate to study on Sundays when I should be playing and having fun!
    • A. 

      Yep, studying is no fun on the weekends!

    • B. 

      No, I prefer to study and dislike having fun.

    • C. 

      Studying is the best way to acheive a well rounded education.

  • 23. 
    Define longitude.
    • A. 

      Distance north or south of the equator—measured in degrees

    • B. 

      Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees

    • C. 

      Pointers halfway between the main directions: northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest

    • D. 

      Imaginary lines extending from the North Pole to the South Pole

  • 24. 
    A compass rose is...
    • A. 

      Parallel lines of latitude that circle the earth in an east west direction—they are parallel to the equator and each other.

    • B. 

      Is a small drawing or field of color that stand for something else.

    • C. 

      The name of something such as a book or map.

    • D. 

      A pointer that shows directions on a map.

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      Pangea or the Dymaxion map

    • C. 

      Hemispheres

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