# Do You Have Basic Idea Of Globes And Maps?

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A map depicts relationships between elements of some space, such as objects and regions. This quiz has been made to test your knowledge and how well you can explore a globe and map. So, Let's try out the quiz. All the best!

Questions and Answers
• 1.

### What is a globe?

• A.

A sphere shaped model of the Earth.

• B.

A flat drawing of a place

Correct Answer
A. A spHere shaped model of the Earth.
Explanation
A globe is a sphere-shaped model of the Earth because it accurately represents the Earth's shape and proportions. Unlike a flat drawing of a place, a globe provides a three-dimensional representation of the Earth, showing its curvature and allowing for a better understanding of its geography and spatial relationships. A globe is a useful tool for studying and visualizing the Earth's features, such as continents, oceans, and the tilt of its axis. It is widely used in classrooms, libraries, and households for educational purposes and as a decorative item.

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• 2.

### What are the 7 large land masses found on a globe called?

• A.

Oceans

• B.

Continents

• C.

Rivers

Correct Answer
B. Continents
Explanation
Continents are the correct answer because they are the large land masses found on a globe. There are seven continents in total: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, and South America. Continents are distinct from oceans and rivers, as they are the major divisions of the Earth's land surface.

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• 3.

### Name the 7 continents

• A.

Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean,Indian Ocean,Pacific Ocean

• B.

Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica, and Australia.

Correct Answer
B. Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica, and Australia.
Explanation
The correct answer is the list of continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica, and Australia. The given options of Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean are not continents, but rather bodies of water.

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• 4.

### Latitude is

• A.

The distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface.

• B.

Distance on the earth's surface east or west of an imaginary line on the globe that goes from the north pole to the south pole and passes through Greenwich, England

• C.

The imaginary circle around the earth that is halfway between the North and South Poles

Correct Answer
A. The distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface.
Explanation
Latitude is the distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface. This is the correct answer because latitude is a measurement used to determine the north-south position of a point on the Earth's surface. It is measured in degrees, with the equator being 0 degrees latitude and the North and South Poles being 90 degrees latitude. By measuring the distance from the equator, one can determine how far north or south a particular location is on the Earth.

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• 5.

### Latitude and Longitude are measured in

• A.

Miles

• B.

Feet

• C.

Degrees

Correct Answer
C. Degrees
Explanation
Latitude and Longitude are measured in degrees because they are used to determine the exact location of a point on the Earth's surface. Latitude measures the distance north or south of the Equator, while Longitude measures the distance east or west of the Prime Meridian. Both latitude and longitude are measured in degrees, which are further divided into minutes and seconds for more precise measurements. Miles and feet are units of distance and are not used to measure latitude and longitude.

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• 6.

### Why are maps useful?

• A.

Maps can give us useful information about a country or a region.

• B.

People use maps to find the location of a certain place.

• C.

All of the above

Correct Answer
C. All of the above
Explanation
Maps are useful because they provide us with valuable information about a country or region, allowing us to understand the geographical features, boundaries, and landmarks. Additionally, maps help us locate specific places, whether it's finding a new restaurant in town or navigating through unfamiliar territory. Therefore, all the given statements accurately explain the usefulness of maps.

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• 7.

### What does the legend or map key tell?

• A.

Direction

• B.

What the symbols on the map mean.

• C.

The distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface

Correct Answer
B. What the symbols on the map mean.
Explanation
The legend or map key tells what the symbols on the map mean. It provides a guide or explanation of the various symbols, colors, or patterns used on the map to represent different features, such as roads, rivers, mountains, or cities. By referring to the legend, users can easily interpret and understand the information conveyed by the map symbols, making it easier to navigate and comprehend the map accurately.

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• 8.

### The scale on a map shows

• A.

Where you are

• B.

How the size of the map relates to the size of a real place

• C.

North,east,south,west

Correct Answer
B. How the size of the map relates to the size of a real place
Explanation
The scale on a map shows how the size of the map relates to the size of a real place. It provides a ratio or proportion that allows the reader to understand the distance and size relationships between objects on the map and the actual physical features in the real world. By using the scale, one can determine the actual measurements or distances of features represented on the map.

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• 9.

### The equator is

• A.

Where people live

• B.

Tells direction

• C.

The imaginary circle around the earth that is halfway between the North and South Poles.

Correct Answer
C. The imaginary circle around the earth that is halfway between the North and South Poles.
Explanation
The equator is the imaginary circle around the earth that is halfway between the North and South Poles. It is not where people live or tells direction, as stated in the question. The equator is an important geographic reference point and divides the earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. It is also the line where the sun is directly overhead at noon on the equinoxes.

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• 10.

### The person who makes maps is called

• A.

Photographer

• B.

Cartographer

• C.

Cinematographer

• D.

Sketch-Graphic

Correct Answer
B. CartograpHer
Explanation
A cartographer is a person who makes maps. They use various techniques and tools to create accurate and detailed representations of geographic areas. This includes gathering data, conducting surveys, and using specialized software to create maps that are used for navigation, planning, and analysis. A photographer is someone who takes photographs, a cinematographer is responsible for the camera and lighting on a film set, and a sketch-graphic artist creates illustrations and drawings.

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• 11.

### On the globe countries, oceans and continents are shown in

• A.

Incorrect size

• B.

Actual size

• C.

Enlarged size

• D.

Correct size

Correct Answer
D. Correct size
Explanation
The correct answer is "correct size" because on the globe, countries, oceans, and continents are represented proportionally and accurately in relation to their actual sizes on Earth. This means that the sizes of these geographic features are not exaggerated or reduced, but rather displayed in their true dimensions.

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• 12.

### A needle fixed through a globe in a tilted manner is called

• A.

Latitude

• B.

Altitude

• C.

Axis

• D.

Lucan

Correct Answer
C. Axis
Explanation
A needle fixed through a globe in a tilted manner is called an axis. The axis refers to an imaginary line that runs through the center of a sphere or a globe, connecting the North and South poles. In the context of the question, the needle represents the axis as it is fixed through the globe in a tilted manner. Latitude refers to the angular distance of a location from the equator, altitude refers to the height above sea level, and Lucan is not a term related to this concept.

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