# History Alive (Chapter 1)-

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• 1.

### The symbol on a map that shows directions is called a _______________.

• A.

Cardinal point

• B.

Legend

• C.

Compass rose

C. Compass rose
Explanation
A compass rose is a symbol on a map that shows directions. It typically consists of a circle with lines or arrows pointing towards the cardinal points (north, south, east, and west). The compass rose helps orient the map reader and allows them to easily determine which way is north, south, east, and west. It is an essential tool for navigation and understanding the layout of a map.

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• 2.

### A hemisphere is _____________.

• A.

Half of the Earth.

• B.

A new car by Dodge.

• C.

A type of ocean.

A. Half of the Earth.
Explanation
A hemisphere refers to half of the Earth. It is a term used to describe one of the two halves of the Earth divided by the equator. This division results in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. Each hemisphere represents half of the Earth's surface and is characterized by its own set of climatic conditions, seasons, and geographical features.

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• 3.

### The equator is located at _______ degrees latitude.

• A.

30

• B.

0

• C.

360

B. 0
Explanation
The equator is located at 0 degrees latitude because latitude measures the distance north or south of the equator, with 0 degrees being the starting point. The equator is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, and it is the starting point for measuring latitude. Therefore, the correct answer is 0.

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• 4.

### Using the map on page 15, which of the following latitude and longitude coordinates are located in Africa?

• A.

15S, 60W

• B.

15N, 30E

• C.

135E,60N

B. 15N, 30E
Explanation
The latitude and longitude coordinates 15N, 30E are located in Africa. The "N" in 15N represents the latitude, indicating that it is north of the equator. The "E" in 30E represents the longitude, indicating that it is east of the prime meridian. Africa is primarily located in the northern hemisphere and extends eastward, making the coordinates 15N, 30E within the continent.

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• 5.

### Land which is surrounded on water by 3 sides is called a _____________.

• A.

Island

• B.

Continent

• C.

Peninsula

C. Peninsula
Explanation
A land surrounded by water on three sides is called a peninsula. This geographical feature is characterized by its connection to a larger landmass, with water surrounding it on three sides. Peninsulas can vary in size and shape, and they often have a coastline with numerous bays, inlets, and beaches. The term "island" refers to a landmass completely surrounded by water, and a "continent" is a large, continuous landmass. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "peninsula."

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### A Tributary is a ____________.

• A.

A smaller stream that feeds into a river.

• B.

A row of connected mountains.

• C.

The low area between ranges of mountains or hills.

A. A smaller stream that feeds into a river.
Explanation
A tributary is a smaller stream that feeds into a river. This means that it is a smaller body of water that flows into a larger body of water, in this case, a river. Tributaries are important as they contribute to the overall flow and volume of the river. They can come from various sources such as springs, lakes, or other smaller streams. Tributaries play a crucial role in the water cycle and the overall health of river ecosystems.

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• 7.

### The world's largest Ocean is the ____________.

• A.

Atlantic

• B.

Pacific

• C.

Lake Superior

B. Pacific
Explanation
The Pacific Ocean is the correct answer because it is the largest ocean in the world, covering more than 60 million square miles. It is also the deepest ocean, with the Mariana Trench reaching a depth of about 36,070 feet. The Pacific Ocean is bordered by several continents, including North and South America, Asia, and Australia, and is home to a diverse range of marine life.

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• 8.

### The mountain range that stretches from the St. Lawrence river to Alabama is the _____________________.

• A.

Rocky Mountains

• B.

• C.

Appalachian Mountains

C. Appalachian Mountains
Explanation
The correct answer is Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian Mountains are a mountain range that stretches from the St. Lawrence river to Alabama. They are located in the eastern part of North America and are known for their scenic beauty and diverse wildlife. The range is also home to the famous Appalachian Trail, a popular hiking destination.

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