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  • 1. 

    Geography is the study of the______________

    • A.

      Earth

    • B.

      Scientific Method

    • C.

      Formulas

    • D.

      Technology

    Correct Answer
    A. Earth
    Explanation
    Geography is the study of the Earth, including its physical features, climate, population, and various phenomena that occur on the planet. It involves examining the relationships between people and their environment, as well as the spatial patterns and processes that shape the Earth's surface. By studying the Earth, geographers gain insights into how human activities and natural forces interact, and how they impact the planet's ecosystems and societies.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following are NOT considered one of the 5 themes of Geography.

    • A.

      Place

    • B.

      Region

    • C.

      Location

    • D.

      Movement

    • E.

      Space

    Correct Answer
    E. Space
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Space" because space is not one of the five themes of geography. The five themes of geography are place, region, location, movement, and human-environment interaction. Space refers to the physical and abstract extent of an area, but it is not considered a distinct theme in geography.

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  • 3. 

    Mountains and hills are shown on what type of map?

    • A.

      Political

    • B.

      Physical

    • C.

      Climate

    • D.

      Distribution

    Correct Answer
    B. Physical
    Explanation
    Physical maps are designed to show the natural features of the Earth's surface, such as mountains and hills. These maps use colors and shading to represent different elevations and terrain types. They provide a visual representation of the physical characteristics of a region, including landforms, bodies of water, and vegetation. In contrast, political maps focus on boundaries, cities, and human-made features. Climate maps show the different climatic regions, while distribution maps display the spatial arrangement of specific phenomena, such as population or resources. Therefore, the correct answer is Physical.

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  • 4. 

    Which type of map shows boundaries?

    • A.

      Political

    • B.

      Physical

    • C.

      Distribution

    • D.

      Climate

    Correct Answer
    A. Political
    Explanation
    A political map shows boundaries between countries, states, provinces, or other political divisions. It depicts the territorial borders and helps to understand the political organization of a region. This type of map is commonly used to study geopolitics, international relations, and to understand the administrative divisions within a country or between countries. It provides information about the boundaries and names of countries, capitals, major cities, and sometimes even smaller administrative divisions within a country.

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  • 5. 

    Road maps always include lakes and rivers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because road maps do not always include lakes and rivers. While some road maps may include lakes and rivers as points of interest or for navigational purposes, it is not a requirement for all road maps to include them. Road maps primarily focus on displaying roads, highways, and other transportation routes to assist with navigation. The inclusion of lakes and rivers depends on the specific purpose and design of the map.

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  • 6. 

    All the surroundings of a place, such as land, water, weather, and plants…

    • A.

      Geography

    • B.

      Vegitation

    • C.

      Environment

    • D.

      Political

    Correct Answer
    C. Environment
    Explanation
    The term "environment" encompasses all the elements mentioned in the question, including land, water, weather, and plants. It refers to the physical, biological, and social conditions that surround and interact with living organisms. In the context of geography, understanding the environment is crucial as it helps in analyzing the impact of various factors on a specific location or region. Therefore, environment is the most appropriate answer among the given options.

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  • 7. 

    Another name for plant life of an area…….

    • A.

      Vegetation

    • B.

      Hemisphere

    • C.

      Equator

    • D.

      Geography

    Correct Answer
    A. Vegetation
    Explanation
    Vegetation refers to the plant life in a specific area. It includes all types of plants, such as trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers, that grow naturally in a particular region. Therefore, "vegetation" is an appropriate term to describe the plant life of an area. The other options, such as "hemisphere," "equator," and "geography," do not specifically refer to plant life and are not synonymous with vegetation.

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  • 8. 

    North, South, East, and West are all examples of…….

    • A.

      Intermediate Directions

    • B.

      Cardinal Directions

    • C.

      Environment

    • D.

      Geography

    Correct Answer
    B. Cardinal Directions
    Explanation
    The given question asks for examples of North, South, East, and West. These directions are commonly known as cardinal directions, which are the four main points on a compass. They are used to navigate and determine the orientation of a location. Therefore, the correct answer is "Cardinal Directions."

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  • 9. 

    Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest are all examples of…….

    • A.

      Cardinal Directions

    • B.

      Intermediate Directions

    • C.

      Environment

    • D.

      Geography

    Correct Answer
    B. Intermediate Directions
    Explanation
    Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest are all examples of intermediate directions. Intermediate directions are the four points that fall between the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west). These directions help to provide more specific information about a location or direction.

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  • 10. 

    A large body of land (there are seven of these)…….

    • A.

      Hemishere

    • B.

      Political

    • C.

      Environement

    • D.

      Continent

    Correct Answer
    D. Continent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Continent" because a continent is a large body of land. The question mentions that there are seven of these, which is referring to the seven continents on Earth. The other options, hemisphere, political, and environment, do not accurately describe a large body of land.

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  • 11. 

    One of the halves of the earth….

    • A.

      Vegetation

    • B.

      Environment

    • C.

      Continent

    • D.

      Hemisphere

    Correct Answer
    D. Hemisphere
    Explanation
    The question is asking for one of the halves of the earth, and out of the given options, "Hemisphere" is the most appropriate choice. A hemisphere refers to half of a sphere, and in this context, it represents one of the halves of the earth. The other options, such as "Vegetation," "Environment," and "Continent," do not accurately describe one of the halves of the earth. Therefore, "Hemisphere" is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    There are __________oceans.

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      6

    • E.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4 because there are four major oceans on Earth: the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean. These oceans cover a significant portion of the Earth's surface and play a vital role in regulating the planet's climate and supporting marine life.

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  • 13. 

    An imaginary line circling the earth halfway between the North and South poles, which divides the earth into  North and South hemisphere…..

    • A.

      Prime Meridian

    • B.

      Equator

    • C.

      Continent

    • D.

      Vegetation

    Correct Answer
    B. Equator
    Explanation
    The equator is an imaginary line that circles the Earth halfway between the North and South poles. It divides the Earth into the North and South hemispheres. This line is important because it helps determine the climate and weather patterns in different regions of the world. It also serves as a reference point for navigation and geography.

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  • 14. 

    The line of longitude marking 0 degrees on the world map, from which longitude east and west are measured…….

    • A.

      Equator

    • B.

      Prime Meridian

    • C.

      Continent

    • D.

      Vegetation

    Correct Answer
    B. Prime Meridian
    Explanation
    The line of longitude marking 0 degrees on the world map is called the Prime Meridian. From this line, longitude east and west are measured. The Prime Meridian passes through Greenwich, London, and is used as the reference point for determining time zones around the world. It divides the Earth into the Eastern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere. The Equator, on the other hand, is the line of latitude marking 0 degrees and divides the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.

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  • 15. 

    Pacific, Atlantic, Indian,  and Arctic are all names for_________.

    • A.

      Continents

    • B.

      Lakes

    • C.

      Oceans

    • D.

      Football plays

    Correct Answer
    C. Oceans
    Explanation
    The names Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic are all commonly associated with large bodies of water known as oceans. These bodies of water cover vast areas of the Earth's surface and are interconnected, playing a crucial role in regulating the planet's climate and supporting various ecosystems.

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  • 16. 

    A long period in the past that lasted for millions of years; glaciers covered much of the earth during the Ice Age

    • A.

      GLACIER

    • B.

      OLD STONE AGE

    • C.

      ICE AGE

    • D.

      NOMAD

    Correct Answer
    C. ICE AGE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ICE AGE because the given information states that glaciers covered much of the earth during this long period in the past that lasted for millions of years. The Ice Age is a well-known geological period characterized by the presence of extensive ice sheets and glaciers. This period had a significant impact on the Earth's climate, geography, and the evolution of various species.

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  • 17. 

    A great sheet of slowly moving ice.

    • A.

      NOMAD

    • B.

      GLACIER

    • C.

      ICE AGE

    • D.

      OLD STONE AGE

    Correct Answer
    B. GLACIER
    Explanation
    A glacier is a large sheet of slowly moving ice. It is formed over many years as snow accumulates and compresses into ice. Glaciers are typically found in cold regions and can be thousands of meters thick. They shape the landscape by eroding rocks and depositing sediment as they move. Glaciers also play a crucial role in maintaining the Earth's water cycle, as they store vast amounts of freshwater.

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  • 18. 

    The earliest period of human culture, beginning about two million years ago and lasting until about 8,000 BC

    • A.

      OLD STONE AGE

    • B.

      GLACIER

    • C.

      ICE AGE

    Correct Answer
    A. OLD STONE AGE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is OLD STONE AGE because it refers to the earliest period of human culture, which started around two million years ago and lasted until about 8,000 BC. During this time, early humans relied on stone tools and lived as hunter-gatherers. The term "Old Stone Age" is commonly used to describe this period in human history.

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  • 19. 

    A person without a permanent home who travels in search of food

    • A.

      OLD STONE AGE

    • B.

      VEGITATION

    • C.

      NOMAD

    • D.

      GEOGRAPHY

    Correct Answer
    C. NOMAD
    Explanation
    A nomad is a person who does not have a permanent home and travels in search of food. This lifestyle is often associated with the Old Stone Age, as early human societies were hunter-gatherers who moved from place to place to find resources. The term "vegetation" is not directly related to the given description, and "geography" is too broad to be the correct answer. Therefore, the most suitable answer is "nomad."

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  • 20. 

    1.     People discovered how to use fire for warmth and cooking during __________________.

    • A.

      ICE AGE

    • B.

      OLD STONE AGE

    • C.

      NEW STONE AGE

    Correct Answer
    B. OLD STONE AGE
    Explanation
    During the Old Stone Age, also known as the Paleolithic period, people discovered how to use fire for warmth and cooking. This period lasted from about 2.6 million years ago to around 10,000 BCE. The ability to control fire was a significant development for early humans, as it provided them with warmth and protection from the cold temperatures of the Ice Age. Fire also allowed them to cook food, which made it easier to digest and provided more nutrients. This discovery had a profound impact on human evolution and the development of early societies.

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  • 21. 

    People of the Old Stone Age made their temporary homes in ________________

    • A.

      Caves

    • B.

      Houses

    • C.

      On farms

    • D.

      In the Ice

    Correct Answer
    A. Caves
    Explanation
    During the Old Stone Age, people made their temporary homes in caves. Caves provided natural shelter and protection from the elements, making them an ideal choice for early humans. They offered safety from predators and allowed for easy access to food sources such as animals and plants. Additionally, caves provided a stable environment with a relatively constant temperature, which was important for survival during harsh weather conditions. Therefore, caves served as suitable dwellings for the people of the Old Stone Age.

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  • 22. 

    Mammoths stood up to __________ feet tall.

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      50

    Correct Answer
    C. 14
    Explanation
    Mammoths stood up to 14 feet tall.

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  • 23. 

    The development of _______________ had a major effect on the growth of culture during the Old Stone Age

    • A.

      BOATS

    • B.

      LANGUAGE

    • C.

      BOOKS

    • D.

      COMPUTERS

    Correct Answer
    B. LANGUAGE
    Explanation
    Language development had a major effect on the growth of culture during the Old Stone Age. The ability to communicate through language allowed early humans to share information, express ideas, and pass down knowledge from generation to generation. This facilitated the development of social structures, the sharing of hunting and gathering techniques, and the creation of rituals and traditions. Language also played a crucial role in the development of art, as early humans used symbols and signs to represent their thoughts and experiences. Overall, language was a fundamental tool that shaped the cultural development of early humans during the Old Stone Age.

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  • 24. 

    To tame animals in order to make them useful to people

    • A.

      SPECIALIZE

    • B.

      CULTIVATE

    • C.

      DOMESTICATE

    • D.

      ARTISIAN

    Correct Answer
    C. DOMESTICATE
    Explanation
    Domesticating animals involves the process of taming them to make them useful and more manageable for humans. This can include training them to perform specific tasks, such as herding or carrying loads. The term "domesticate" specifically refers to the act of bringing animals under human control and adapting them to live alongside humans in a domestic setting.

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  • 25. 

    To prepare and use land for raising crops, cultivation marked the beginning of the New Stone Age.

    • A.

      DOMESTICATE

    • B.

      SPECIALIZE

    • C.

      CULTIVATE

    Correct Answer
    C. CULTIVATE
    Explanation
    Cultivate is the correct answer because the statement mentions that cultivation marked the beginning of the New Stone Age. Cultivation refers to the process of preparing and using land for raising crops, which aligns with the given statement. Domesticate and specialize are not relevant in this context as they do not directly relate to the preparation and use of land for agriculture.

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  • 26. 

    The record of what has happened in the past.

    • A.

      HISTORY

    • B.

      PREHISTORY

    • C.

      ARTIFACTS

    Correct Answer
    A. HISTORY
    Explanation
    The term "history" refers to the record or account of past events, actions, or experiences. It involves the study and analysis of past events, their causes, and their effects on society. History helps us understand how civilizations, cultures, and societies have evolved over time. It includes the documentation of significant events, people, and their contributions. History provides valuable insights into the development of human civilization and helps us learn from the past to shape the future.

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  • 27. 

    The period before events were recorded in writing; the Old and New Stone Age.

    • A.

      HISTORY

    • B.

      ARTIFACTS

    • C.

      PREHISTORY

    Correct Answer
    C. PREHISTORY
    Explanation
    The term "prehistory" refers to the period before events were recorded in writing. It encompasses both the Old and New Stone Age, which were characterized by the absence of written records and the use of stone tools. During this time, humans relied on oral traditions and archaeological evidence to understand the past. Therefore, "prehistory" is the correct answer that accurately describes the period before events were recorded in writing.

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  • 28. 

    A first-hand account of an event, such as an official document, a diary, or a letter.

    • A.

      PRIMARY SOURCES

    • B.

      SECONDARY SOURCES

    Correct Answer
    A. PRIMARY SOURCES
    Explanation
    A first-hand account of an event, such as an official document, a diary, or a letter, is considered a primary source. Primary sources provide direct evidence or firsthand testimony about an event or topic. They are original records created at the time of the event and are often used by historians and researchers to gain insight into the past. These sources offer a unique perspective and can provide valuable information for understanding historical events.

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  • 29. 

    A written record of the past, such as a book by a historian. That is based on information from a primary source or sources

    • A.

      PRIMARY SOURCES

    • B.

      SECONDARY SOURCES

    Correct Answer
    B. SECONDARY SOURCES
    Explanation
    Secondary sources are a type of written record that is based on information from primary sources or other secondary sources. Unlike primary sources, which provide first-hand accounts or direct evidence of an event or topic, secondary sources interpret and analyze primary sources. They often provide a broader perspective, context, and analysis of historical events or topics. Secondary sources can include books, articles, scholarly journals, documentaries, and other forms of media that rely on primary sources for their information. They are essential for historians and researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the past.

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  • 30. 

    People who write about the past are called _________________.

    • A.

      Mammoths

    • B.

      Nomads

    • C.

      Historians

    • D.

      Horse

    Correct Answer
    C. Historians
    Explanation
    Historians are people who write about the past. They study and analyze historical events, documents, and sources to gain a better understanding of the past. They use their research and analysis to write about and interpret historical events, providing valuable insights into the past for future generations. While mammoths, nomads, and horses are all related to different aspects of history, they are not the correct answer to the question.

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  • 31. 

    Newpapers are an examples of____________________________.

    • A.

      Primary sources

    • B.

      Secondary sources

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary sources
    Explanation
    Newspapers are considered secondary sources because they provide interpretations and analysis of events rather than firsthand accounts. They gather information from various primary sources such as interviews, reports, and research, and then present it in their own format. Newspapers often include commentary and opinions from journalists, making them a secondary source of information rather than a direct firsthand account of events.

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