# Krauth Longitude And Latitude Quiz 2012

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Basic testing of Longitude and Latitude Knowledge

• 1.

### Longitude is

• A.

Imaginary parallel lines that run east and west around the earth

• B.

Imaginary lines, or meridians, that run north and south, crossing the N and S Poles

• C.

The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn

B. Imaginary lines, or meridians, that run north and south, crossing the N and S Poles
• 2.

### Zero degrees longitude, which runs through the N and S Poles, through Greenwich, England, is known as the

• A.

Prime Meridian

• B.

Arctic Circle

• C.

Equator

A. Prime Meridian
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• 3.

### Latitude is

• A.

Imaginary parallel lines that run east and west around the earth

• B.

Imaginary lines, or meridians, that run north and south, crossing the N and S Poles

• C.

. the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn

A. Imaginary parallel lines that run east and west around the earth
Explanation
Latitude refers to the imaginary parallel lines that run east and west around the earth. These lines are used to measure the distance north or south of the equator. By dividing the earth into different latitudinal zones, latitude helps in identifying specific locations on the earth's surface. The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn are examples of latitudinal lines that mark specific points on the earth.

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• 4.

### The ___ divides the northern and southern hemispheres .

• A.

Equator

• B.

Prime Meridian

• C.

Meridians

A. Equator
Explanation
The correct answer is the Equator. The Equator is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres. It is located at 0 degrees latitude and is the widest circumference of the Earth. The Equator experiences the most direct sunlight throughout the year, resulting in a warm and tropical climate.

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• 5.

### Finish this label:  97 degrees N _____

• A.

Latitude

• B.

Degrees

• C.

Longitude

• D.

Meridian

A. Latitude
Explanation
The label "97 degrees N" refers to the latitude. Latitude measures the distance north or south of the equator, with 0 degrees at the equator and 90 degrees at the North and South poles. In this case, the label indicates a specific point that is 97 degrees north of the equator.

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• 6.
• A.

South America is mostly in the southern hemispHere.

• B.

South America is mostly in the northern hemispHere.

• C.

South America is mostly in the eastern hemispHere.

A. South America is mostly in the southern hemispHere.
• 7.
• A.

Lima is located at 12°S latitude, 76°W longitude

• B.

Lima is located at 76°S latitude, 12°W longitude

• C.

8°S latitude, 83°W longitude

A. Lima is located at 12°S latitude, 76°W longitude
• 8.
• A.

Buenos Aires is located at 35°S latitude, 62°W longitude

• B.

Buenos Aires is located at 35°S latitude, 59°W longitude

• C.

Buenos Aires is located at 35°S latitude, 59°E longitude

B. Buenos Aires is located at 35°S latitude, 59°W longitude
• 9.

### Lines of longitude...

• A.

Measure distances north/south

• B.

Measure distances east/west

• C.

Measure distances from the equator

B. Measure distances east/west
Explanation
Lines of longitude, also known as meridians, are imaginary lines that run from the North Pole to the South Pole on the Earth's surface. They measure distances east or west from the Prime Meridian, which is located in Greenwich, England. These lines are used to determine specific locations on the Earth's surface and help in calculating time zones. Therefore, the correct answer is that lines of longitude measure distances east/west.

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• 10.

### The earth is divided into  ________________ hemispheres.

• A.

2

• B.

4

• C.

5

• D.

3

B. 4
Explanation
The earth is divided into four hemispheres: the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere, the Eastern Hemisphere, and the Western Hemisphere. Each hemisphere represents a different part of the earth based on its location relative to the equator and the prime meridian. This division helps in understanding and studying different regions of the earth based on their geographical characteristics and climate patterns.

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