# Map Skills & States And Capitals

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Map skills and capitals

• 1.

### A round model with a map of the world on it.

• A.

Map

• B.

Globe

• C.

Meridian

• D.

Parallel

B. Globe
Explanation
A globe is a round model with a map of the world on it. It is a three-dimensional representation of the Earth, showing the continents, countries, and bodies of water. Unlike a flat map, a globe accurately represents the shape and size of landmasses and the distances between them. It is a useful tool for studying geography and understanding the Earth's physical features and political boundaries.

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• 2.

### A drawing that shoes the surface features of an area

• A.

Prime meridian

• B.

Latitude

• C.

Map

• D.

Globe

C. Map
Explanation
A map is a drawing that shows the surface features of an area. It is a representation of the Earth's surface, displaying various features such as landforms, bodies of water, and man-made structures. Unlike a globe, which is a three-dimensional representation of the Earth, a map is a two-dimensional depiction. The prime meridian and latitude are concepts related to mapping and help in determining locations on a map. Therefore, a map is the correct answer as it accurately represents the surface features of an area.

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• 3.

### Distance east or west of the prime meridian.  Measured by a set of imaginary lines or meridians that run north or south from the earth's poles.

• A.

Globe

• B.

Map

• C.

Eqator

• D.

Longtude

D. Longtude
Explanation
Longitude is the correct answer because it refers to the distance east or west of the prime meridian, which is an imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole. Longitude is measured in degrees and is used to determine a specific location's position on the Earth's surface. It is represented by a set of imaginary lines or meridians that run from the poles north or south.

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• 4.

### Distance north or south of the equator measured by a set of imaginary lines or parallels that run east and west around earth.

• A.

Latitude

• B.

Map

• C.

Globe

• D.

Meridians

A. Latitude
Explanation
Latitude is the correct answer because it refers to the distance north or south of the equator, which is measured by imaginary lines or parallels that run east and west around the Earth. Latitude is used to determine locations on a map or globe, and it helps in understanding the positioning of places on the Earth's surface.

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• 5.

### In geography any line of latitude north or south of the equator.  These lines never cross or meet.

• A.

Meridians

• B.

Equator

• C.

Prime meridian

• D.

Parallels

D. Parallels
Explanation
Parallels refer to any line of latitude north or south of the equator. These lines are parallel to each other and never intersect. They are used to measure distances north or south of the equator and help in locating places on the Earth's surface. The term "parallels" is the correct answer because it accurately describes these lines of latitude and their characteristics.

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• 6.

### An invisible line that goes around the earth east and west, and it is the hottest place on earth and marked zero degrees.

• A.

Equator

• B.

Prime meridian

• C.

Globe

• D.

Map

A. Equator
Explanation
The equator is an invisible line that goes around the Earth east and west. It is known as the hottest place on Earth and is marked at zero degrees. The equator is an important geographic reference point and divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. It experiences the most direct sunlight, resulting in high temperatures throughout the year.

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• 7.

### The location of a place in relation to another place.

• A.

Cardinal directions

• B.

Intermediate directions

• C.

Relative location

• D.

Globe

C. Relative location
Explanation
Relative location refers to the position of a place in relation to another place. It describes the location of a place by referring to its proximity or distance from other landmarks or geographic features. For example, we might say that a city is located 100 miles north of another city, or that a restaurant is situated next to a park. Relative location is a useful way to understand the spatial relationships between different places and is often used in navigation and giving directions.

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• 8.

### The directions north, south, east and west.

• A.

Intermediate directions

• B.

Relative location

• C.

Equator

• D.

Cardinal directions

D. Cardinal directions
Explanation
The term "cardinal directions" refers to the four main directions on a compass: north, south, east, and west. These directions are used as a reference point for navigation and orientation. They provide a clear and fixed framework for understanding location and direction. In contrast, intermediate directions refer to the directions that fall between the cardinal directions, such as northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest. Relative location refers to the position of one place in relation to another. The equator, on the other hand, is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

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• 9.

### The directions halfway between the cardinal directions -- northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest.

• A.

Relative location

• B.

Cardinal directions

• C.

Intermediate directions

• D.

Meridians

C. Intermediate directions
Explanation
The term "intermediate directions" refers to the directions that are halfway between the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west). These intermediate directions include northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest. They are used to provide more specific information about a location or direction.

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• 10.

### North America is in the ______________________ hemisphere.

eastern
western
Explanation
North America is in both the eastern and western hemispheres because it is located on the Prime Meridian, which divides the Earth into the eastern and western hemispheres. The eastern part of North America is in the western hemisphere, while the western part is in the eastern hemisphere.

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• 11.

### Asia is mostly in the _____________ hemisphere.

eastern
western
Explanation
Asia is mostly in the eastern hemisphere because the majority of the continent lies east of the Prime Meridian, which serves as the dividing line between the eastern and western hemispheres. However, a small portion of Asia, including parts of Russia, extends into the western hemisphere.

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• 12.

### Europe is mostly in the ______________________ hemisphere.

Explanation
Europe is mostly in the Northern hemisphere.

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• 13.

### Australia is mostly in the _______________________ hemisphere

eastern
western
Explanation
Australia is mostly in the eastern hemisphere. This is because the majority of Australia's landmass is located to the east of the Prime Meridian, which is the line of longitude that divides the eastern and western hemispheres. Therefore, Australia is considered to be in the eastern hemisphere. However, a small portion of Australia's territory, including the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island, is located to the west of the Prime Meridian, so technically, Australia also has a small presence in the western hemisphere.

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• 14.

### The capital of New Mexico is

• A.

Santa Fe

• B.

Sacramento

• C.

Juneau

• D.

Carson City

A. Santa Fe
Explanation
Santa Fe is the correct answer because it is the capital of New Mexico. The other options, Sacramento, Juneau, and Carson City, are the capitals of California, Alaska, and Nevada respectively, not New Mexico.

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• 15.

### The capital of Arizona is

• A.

Juneau

• B.

Carson City

• C.

Phoenix

• D.

Salem

C. Phoenix
Explanation
Phoenix is the correct answer because it is the capital of Arizona. Juneau is the capital of Alaska, Carson City is the capital of Nevada, and Salem is the capital of Oregon.

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• 16.

### The capital of Utah is

• A.

Salt Lake City

• B.

Carson City

• C.

Santa Fe

• D.

Denver

A. Salt Lake City
Explanation
Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah. It is the largest city in the state and is known for its beautiful natural surroundings, including the nearby Great Salt Lake. Salt Lake City is also the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has had a significant influence on the city's culture and history.

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• 17.

### The capital of Idaho is

• A.

Olympia

• B.

Salem

• C.

Carson City

• D.

Boise

D. Boise
Explanation
Boise is the capital of Idaho.

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• 18.

### The capital of Washington is

• A.

Olympia

• B.

Salem

• C.

Boise

• D.

Salt Lake City

A. Olympia
Explanation
The correct answer is Olympia because Olympia is the capital of Washington. It is the political and administrative center of the state, housing the state government and various governmental agencies.

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• 19.

### The capital of Nevada is

• A.

Carson City

• B.

Santa Fe

• C.

Phoenix

• D.

Sacramento

A. Carson City
Explanation
Carson City is the capital of Nevada. It was chosen as the capital in 1864 when Nevada became a state. It is located in the western part of the state, near the border with California. Carson City is known for its historic buildings, including the Nevada State Capitol. It is also home to many government offices and agencies. Overall, Carson City is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Nevada.

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• 20.

### The capital of California is

• A.

Salt Lake City

• B.

Carson City

• C.

Santa Fe

• D.

Sacramento

D. Sacramento
Explanation
Sacramento is the correct answer because it is the capital of California. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, Carson City is the capital of Nevada, and Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico.

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• 21.

### The capital of Hawaii is

• A.

Carson City

• B.

Honolulu

• C.

Boise

• D.

Salt Lake City

B. Honolulu
Explanation
Honolulu is the correct answer because it is the capital of Hawaii. Carson City is the capital of Nevada, Boise is the capital of Idaho, and Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah. Therefore, the only option that matches the capital of Hawaii is Honolulu.

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• 22.

### The capital of Alaska is

• A.

Honolulu

• B.

Juneau

• C.

Boise

• D.

Salem

B. Juneau
Explanation
Juneau is the correct answer because it is the capital of Alaska. Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii, Boise is the capital of Idaho, and Salem is the capital of Oregon.

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