Maps, Measurement And Planet Earth 2

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  • 1. 
    The true shape of the Earth is best described as a 
    • A. 

      Perfect sphere

    • B. 

      Perfect ellipse

    • C. 

      Slightly oblate sphere

    • D. 

      Highly eccentric ellipse

  • 2. 
    An observer watching a sailing ship at sea notes that the ship appears to be "sinking" as it moves away. Which statement best explains this observation? 
    • A. 

      The surface of the ocean has depressions

    • B. 

      The Earth has a curved surface

    • C. 

      The Earth is rotating

    • D. 

      The Earth is revolving

  • 3. 
    The water sphere of the Earth is known as the 
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Biosphere

    • C. 

      Lithosphere

    • D. 

      Hydrosphere

  • 4. 
    The latitude of a point in the Northern Hemisphere may be determined by measuring the 
    • A. 

      Apparent diameter of Polaris

    • B. 

      Altitude of Polaris

    • C. 

      Distance to the Sun

    • D. 

      Apparent diameter of the Sun

  • 5. 
    How are latitude and longitude lines drawn on a globe of Earth?
    • A. 

      Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the poles.

    • B. 

      Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the equator.

    • C. 

      Longitude lines are parallel and latitude lines meet at the poles.

    • D. 

      Longitude lines are parallel and latitude lines meet at the equator.

  • 6. 
    Which reference line passes through both the geographic North Pole and the geographic South Pole?
    • A. 

      0° latitude

    • B. 

      0° longitude

    • C. 

      Tropic of Cancer (23.5°N)

    • D. 

      Tropic of Capricorn (23.5°S)

  • 7. 
    Which profile best represents he topography along the dashed line from point X to point Y?Profile 1Profile 2Profile 3Profile 4
    • A. 

      Profile 1

    • B. 

      Profile 2

    • C. 

      Profile 3

    • D. 

      Profile 4

  • 8. 
    Base your answer to this question on the topographic map below. Points XY, and Z are locatons on the map. Elevations are expressed in meters.Mill River generally flows toward the
    • A. 

      Southeast

    • B. 

      Southwest

    • C. 

      Northeast

    • D. 

      Northwest

  • 9. 
    Base your answer to this question on the topographic map below. Points XY, and Z are locatons on the map. Elevations are expressed in meters.What is the elevation of point Z?
    • A. 

      190 m

    • B. 

      220 m

    • C. 

      240 m

    • D. 

      250 m

  • 10. 
    Base your answer to this question on the map below, which shows most of New York State. Isolines indicate the depth of the Precambrian bedrock surface below present-day sea level. Depths are in feet.Which map best shows the location of the -4,000-foot isoline?Map 1Map 2Map 3Map 4
    • A. 

      Map 1

    • B. 

      Map 2

    • C. 

      Map 3

    • D. 

      Map 4

  • 11. 
    The diagram below represents a portion of a map of the Earth's grid system. What is the approximate latitude and longitude of point A?
    • A. 

      15° N. 30° W

    • B. 

      15° S. 30° W

    • C. 

      15° N. 30° E

    • D. 

      15° S. 30° E

  • 12. 
    The topographic map below shows a hill. Points X and Y represent locations on the hill’s surface. Elevations are shown in meters.What is the gradient between points X and Y?
    • A. 

      40 m/km

    • B. 

      80 m/km

    • C. 

      100 m/km

    • D. 

      120 m/km

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