Identify The Location Of Major World Countries. (6.4f)

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  • 1. 

    Use the map and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question. Which letter above best represents the relative location of ancient Egyptian society?

    • A.

      Region A

    • B.

      Region B

    • C.

      Region C

    • D.

      Region D

    Correct Answer
    C. Region C
    Explanation
    Region C best represents the relative location of ancient Egyptian society. This is because ancient Egypt was located along the banks of the Nile River, which is depicted in Region C on the map. The Nile River was a vital resource for the ancient Egyptians, providing them with fertile land for agriculture and transportation. Therefore, Region C is the most accurate representation of the relative location of ancient Egyptian society.

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  • 2. 

    Which island country is located off the southeast coast of Africa?

    • A.

      Antarctica

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Madagascar

    Correct Answer
    D. Madagascar
    Explanation
    Madagascar is the correct answer because it is an island country located off the southeast coast of Africa. It is the fourth largest island in the world and is known for its unique wildlife, diverse ecosystems, and stunning landscapes. Located in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is separated from the African mainland by the Mozambique Channel. Its geographical location and isolation have contributed to the evolution of many endemic species found nowhere else on Earth.

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  • 3. 

    You live in which two hemispheres?

    • A.

      Northern and southern

    • B.

      Northern and eastern

    • C.

      Northern and western

    • D.

      Southern and western

    Correct Answer
    C. Northern and western
    Explanation
    The correct answer is northern and western. This is because the question is asking which two hemispheres you live in, and the northern hemisphere and western hemisphere are the two hemispheres that intersect at some point on the Earth's surface.

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  • 4. 

    In what present-day country was ancient Mesopotamia located?

    • A.

      Egypt

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      Saudi Arabia

    • D.

      Iraq

    Correct Answer
    D. Iraq
    Explanation
    Ancient Mesopotamia was located in present-day Iraq. Mesopotamia was an ancient region in the eastern Mediterranean, which encompassed parts of modern-day Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran. It was known as the "land between the rivers" because it was situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia is often considered one of the cradles of civilization, as it gave rise to some of the earliest complex societies and urban settlements in human history.

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  • 5. 

    Use the map below and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question. Most of the Middle East would be located on which area of the map?

    • A.

      Between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn

    • B.

      North of the Arctic Circle

    • C.

      South of the Tropic of Capricorn

    • D.

      Between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer

    Correct Answer
    D. Between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer
    Explanation
    The Middle East would be located between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer based on the map and knowledge of social studies. This is because the Middle East is geographically situated in the northern hemisphere, and the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer are the latitudinal lines that mark the northernmost and middle regions of the Earth respectively. Therefore, the Middle East would fall within this range.

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  • 6. 

    India is north of the Equator and east of the Prime Meridian. In which hemispheres is India located?

    • A.

      Northern and eastern

    • B.

      Southern and eastern

    • C.

      Southern and western

    • D.

      Northern and western

    Correct Answer
    A. Northern and eastern
    Explanation
    India is located north of the Equator, which places it in the northern hemisphere. It is also east of the Prime Meridian, which places it in the eastern hemisphere. Therefore, India is located in the northern and eastern hemispheres.

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  • 7. 

    Which present day country includes the coordinates 20N, 80E?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Indonesia

    • C.

      Indiana

    • D.

      West Indies

    Correct Answer
    A. India
    Explanation
    The coordinates 20N, 80E correspond to the country of India.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following describes the relative location of the continental United States?

    • A.

      North of Mexico and north of Canada

    • B.

      North of Mexico and south of Canada

    • C.

      South of Mexico and south of Canada

    • D.

      South of Mexico and north of Canada

    Correct Answer
    B. North of Mexico and south of Canada
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "north of Mexico and south of Canada." This describes the relative location of the continental United States accurately, as it is situated to the north of Mexico and to the south of Canada.

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  • 9. 

    Use the map and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question. Which of the letters on the map shows the relative location of the Incan empire and present-day Brazil?

    • A.

      Region A

    • B.

      Region B

    • C.

      Region C

    • D.

      Region D

    Correct Answer
    B. Region B
    Explanation
    Region B on the map shows the relative location of the Incan empire and present-day Brazil. The Incan empire was located in the Andes Mountains, which are shown on the map in Region B. Present-day Brazil is located to the east of the Andes Mountains, which is also shown in Region B on the map. Therefore, Region B is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Use the map and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question. Which set of countries is located in Area 5?

    • A.

      Canada, Mexico, United States

    • B.

      China, India, Russia

    • C.

      Finland, Norway, Sweden

    • D.

      France, Portugal, Spain

    Correct Answer
    D. France, Portugal, Spain
    Explanation
    Area 5 refers to the countries located in Europe. France, Portugal, and Spain are all European countries, so they are the set of countries located in Area 5.

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  • 11. 

    Use the map and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question. South Africa is located in which two hemispheres?

    • A.

      Northern and western

    • B.

      Northern and eastern

    • C.

      Southern and eastern

    • D.

      Southern and western

    Correct Answer
    C. Southern and eastern
    Explanation
    South Africa is located in the southern and eastern hemispheres. This can be determined by looking at a map and identifying the coordinates of South Africa. The country is located below the equator, which places it in the southern hemisphere. Additionally, South Africa is located to the east of the Prime Meridian, which places it in the eastern hemisphere. Therefore, the correct answer is southern and eastern.

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  • 12. 

    On maps and globes, the country that shares a border with the southern United States is -

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Mexico

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    C. Mexico
    Explanation
    Mexico shares a border with the southern United States. This is a well-known fact as the United States and Mexico share a 1,954-mile long border, which is the third-longest international border in the world. The border is defined by the Rio Grande River and stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.

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  • 13. 

    On maps and globes, the country that shares a border with the northern United States is -

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Mexico

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    A. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada shares a border with the northern United States. This is a well-known geographical fact as the United States and Canada share the longest international border in the world. The border stretches over 5,500 miles and is primarily defined by the Great Lakes and the 49th parallel. Therefore, Canada is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 14. 

    Use the map and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question. Germany shares part of its eastern border with which of the following countries?

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      Denmark

    • C.

      Poland

    • D.

      Switzerland

    Correct Answer
    C. Poland
    Explanation
    Germany shares part of its eastern border with Poland. This can be determined by looking at the map and observing the location of Germany and Poland. Germany is located in central Europe, while Poland is located to the east of Germany. Therefore, it can be concluded that Germany shares its eastern border with Poland.

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  • 15. 

    Germany is part of the continent of -

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      Europe

    • C.

      North America

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    B. Europe
    Explanation
    Germany is part of the continent of Europe because it is located in the central-western part of the continent. It shares borders with several European countries such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Poland. Additionally, Germany is a member of the European Union, further emphasizing its connection to Europe.

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  • 16. 

    Use the chart and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question. The chart reflects economic activity in – 

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      Europe

    • D.

      North America

    Correct Answer
    C. Europe
    Explanation
    The chart reflects economic activity in Europe. This means that the data and information presented in the chart are specifically related to economic activities happening in Europe.

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  • 17. 

    Use the photograph and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question. The Taj Mahal is located in India on the continent of -

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      America

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      Austria

    Correct Answer
    C. Asia
    Explanation
    The Taj Mahal is located in India, which is a country in the continent of Asia.

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  • 18. 

    Geographers consider New Zealand to be part of Oceania, a region that can be described as a -

    • A.

      Continent with deserts and tropical rainforests

    • B.

      Densely populated region rich in natural resources

    • C.

      Huge area of salt water dotted with many islands

    • D.

      Continent of many small countries with a common culture

    Correct Answer
    C. Huge area of salt water dotted with many islands
    Explanation
    Oceania is considered a huge area of salt water dotted with many islands because it consists of thousands of islands scattered across the Pacific Ocean. This region includes countries like Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea, which are all located on different islands. The term "Oceania" is used to describe this vast expanse of water and islands, highlighting the unique geographical characteristics of the region.

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  • 19. 

    Which body of water separates Europe from North America?

    • A.

      Indian Ocean

    • B.

      Pacific Ocean

    • C.

      Atlantic Ocean

    • D.

      Arctic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    C. Atlantic Ocean
    Explanation
    The Atlantic Ocean is the correct answer because it separates Europe from North America. It is the second-largest ocean in the world and stretches between these two continents. The Atlantic Ocean has played a significant role in the history of exploration, trade, and migration between Europe and North America. It is known for its strong currents, diverse marine life, and its importance for international shipping and communication.

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  • 20. 

    Which body of water separates Asia from North America?

    • A.

      Indian Ocean

    • B.

      Pacific Ocean

    • C.

      Atlantic Ocean

    • D.

      Arctic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    B. Pacific Ocean
    Explanation
    The Pacific Ocean is the correct answer because it is the largest and deepest ocean in the world, stretching from the eastern coast of Asia to the western coast of North America. It separates these two continents and is known for its vast size and diverse marine life. The other options, such as the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Arctic Ocean, do not separate Asia from North America.

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