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  • 1. 

    Type of map when landforms are shown

    Explanation
    A physical map is a type of map that shows the landforms of a particular area. It displays the physical features of the land such as mountains, rivers, valleys, deserts, and other natural formations. This type of map provides a visual representation of the physical characteristics of the Earth's surface, allowing users to understand the topography and terrain of a region. By depicting landforms, a physical map helps in identifying geographical features and understanding the natural landscape of an area.

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  • 2. 

    Activity that goes on in a location (can be physical)

    • A.

      Theme of Movement

    • B.

      Theme of Region

    • C.

      Theme of Interaction

    • D.

      Theme of Place

    • E.

      Theme of Location

    Correct Answer
    D. Theme of Place
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Theme of Place". This theme refers to the characteristics and unique qualities of a specific location. It focuses on the physical and human aspects of a place, including its geography, climate, culture, and history. By studying the theme of place, one can understand how different locations shape the activities and interactions that occur there.

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  • 3. 

    At 0 degrees longitude. goes through Greenwich, England.

    Correct Answer
    Prime Meridian
    Explanation
    The Prime Meridian is the line of longitude that passes through Greenwich, England and is designated as 0 degrees longitude. It serves as the starting point for measuring longitude and divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. The choice "Prime Meridian" accurately describes this line and its significance.

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  • 4. 

    At 0 degrees longitude, divides the earth in half

    Correct Answer
    Equator
    Explanation
    The equator is an imaginary line that runs horizontally around the Earth, dividing it into two equal halves - the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. It is located at 0 degrees longitude and is the starting point for measuring latitude. The equator is significant because it is the line where the Sun is directly overhead at noon on the two equinoxes, resulting in equal day and night lengths.

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  • 5. 

    Located at 90 degrees north, all lines of longitude meet there

    Correct Answer
    north pole
    Explanation
    The North Pole is located at 90 degrees north latitude, which means it is the furthest point north on Earth. At this point, all lines of longitude converge, meaning that any line of longitude you follow will eventually lead you to the North Pole. This is because the lines of longitude are like the slices of an orange, converging at the top point. Therefore, the North Pole is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Used to help find a location(long&lat or address) crossed lines placed on a map to find locations or landmarks from a chart

    • A.

      Maps

    • B.

      Lines

    • C.

      Grids

    Correct Answer
    C. Grids
    Explanation
    Grids are used to help find a location on a map, whether it is specified by longitude and latitude or by an address. Grids consist of crossed lines placed on a map, forming a network of squares or rectangles. These grids divide the map into smaller sections, allowing users to easily locate and identify specific locations or landmarks based on their coordinates. By using grids, individuals can navigate and pinpoint exact positions on a map with greater accuracy and precision.

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  • 7. 

    The comparison between map size and actual size

    Correct Answer
    scale
    Explanation
    The term "scale" refers to the ratio or relationship between the measurements on a map and the actual measurements on the ground. It helps us understand the proportion and size of objects or distances depicted on a map compared to their actual size in reality. The scale is essential for accurately interpreting and understanding the information presented on a map.

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  • 8. 

    Everything moves [people] interact by moving

    • A.

      Theme of movement

    • B.

      Theme of Region

    • C.

      Theme of interaction

    • D.

      Theme of Place

    • E.

      Theme of Location

    Correct Answer
    A. Theme of movement
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Theme of movement". This is because the statement "everything moves" suggests that movement is a central theme in the given context. Additionally, the statement "[people] interact by moving" further emphasizes the importance of movement in the interaction between individuals. Therefore, the theme of movement is the most appropriate explanation for the given answer.

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  • 9. 

    The natural resources that are available to you in a given location

    Correct Answer
    geographic luck
    Explanation
    Geographic luck refers to the concept that certain regions or locations possess abundant natural resources, which can greatly impact their economic and social development. These resources can include minerals, fertile land, access to waterways, and favorable climate conditions. The presence of these resources gives an advantage to the people living in these areas, as they can exploit and trade these resources for economic growth and prosperity. Therefore, the correct answer implies that the availability of natural resources in a given location can play a significant role in determining the success and development of a society.

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  • 10. 

    Located at 23.5 degrees north or south. represent the furthest tilt during the year

    • A.

      Tropic of cancer

    • B.

      Equator

    • C.

      Prime meridian

    • D.

      Tropic of capricorn

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tropic of cancer
    D. Tropic of capricorn
    Explanation
    The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn are located at approximately 23.5 degrees north and south of the equator, respectively. These lines represent the furthest tilt of the Earth's axis during the year. The Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees in relation to its orbit around the Sun. As the Earth orbits the Sun, the tilt causes the Sun's rays to be more direct and intense at different times of the year, resulting in the changing seasons. The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn mark the points where the Sun is directly overhead at noon on the summer solstice in their respective hemispheres.

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  • 11. 

    One of the 7 largest bodies of land on Earth

    Correct Answer(s)
    continent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "continent." A continent is one of the seven largest bodies of land on Earth. Continents are vast land masses that are typically separated by large bodies of water. They are distinct from islands or smaller landforms. The seven continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, and South America.

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  • 12. 

    Region recognized by landmarks

    Correct Answer(s)
    physical
    Explanation
    The answer "physical" is likely referring to a region that is recognized by its physical landmarks. This means that the region is identified based on its physical characteristics such as mountains, rivers, or other natural features. These landmarks serve as distinctive elements that help define and differentiate the region from others.

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  • 13. 

    Piece of land surrounded by water on 3 sides

    Correct Answer(s)
    peninsula
    Explanation
    A peninsula is a piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides. It is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land called an isthmus. Peninsulas are often characterized by their coastline and can be found in various sizes around the world. They are formed by geological processes such as erosion or volcanic activity. Some famous examples of peninsulas include the Iberian Peninsula in Europe and the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East.

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  • 14. 

    Region defined by a similar  interests

    Correct Answer(s)
    loosely defined
    Explanation
    The answer "loosely defined" is the most suitable because the phrase "region defined by a similar interests" implies that the region is not clearly or precisely defined. It suggests that the boundaries or parameters of the region are not well-established and can be interpreted in different ways. Therefore, "loosely defined" accurately describes the nature of the region in question.

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  • 15. 

    Dividing earth equal halves. there's a northern, southern, eastern, and western one. 

    Correct Answer(s)
    hemisphere
    Explanation
    A hemisphere is a term used to describe one half of the Earth, divided either horizontally (northern and southern hemisphere) or vertically (eastern and western hemisphere). This division allows us to understand and study different regions of the Earth separately, taking into account their unique characteristics and climates. The term "hemisphere" is derived from the Greek words "hemi" meaning half, and "sphaira" meaning sphere, indicating the division of the Earth into two equal halves.

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  • 16. 

    A spot on the earth

    • A.

      Theme of Movement

    • B.

      Theme of Region

    • C.

      Theme of Interaction

    • D.

      Theme of Place

    • E.

      Theme of Location

    Correct Answer
    E. Theme of Location
    Explanation
    The term "a spot on the earth" suggests a specific point or position, which aligns with the concept of location. The theme of location focuses on the physical and absolute positioning of a place on the Earth's surface. It examines the coordinates, latitude, longitude, and spatial relationships of a particular spot. Therefore, the given answer, "Theme of Location," accurately describes the concept of a spot on the Earth.

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  • 17. 

    Region recognized by the government

    Correct Answer
    legal
    Explanation
    The term "legal" refers to something that is recognized and approved by the government. It implies that a particular action, behavior, or entity complies with the laws and regulations of the region. In this context, "legal" suggests that the subject in question is within the boundaries of the law and is not prohibited or restricted by any legal authorities.

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  • 18. 

    Legally recognized boundaries on a map

    Correct Answer
    political
    Explanation
    The term "legally recognized boundaries on a map" refers to the boundaries of a specific area or territory that have been officially established and accepted by a governing authority. These boundaries are typically determined based on political factors, such as agreements between countries or regions. Therefore, the correct answer "political" accurately reflects the connection between legally recognized boundaries and the political decisions and agreements that define them.

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  • 19. 

    The location described in relation to a landform or time. unable to prove. mental map

    Correct Answer
    relative
    Explanation
    The term "relative" in this context refers to the location described in relation to a landform or time. It implies that the location is not absolute or fixed, but rather depends on its relationship to something else. This could be a geographical feature such as a mountain or a river, or it could be a specific point in time. The answer suggests that there is no evidence or proof available to support this description, and it also mentions the concept of a "mental map" which indicates that the location is perceived or understood in the mind rather than being physically measured or observed.

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  • 20. 

    A group of locations

    • A.

      Theme of Movement

    • B.

      Theme of Region

    • C.

      Theme of Interaction

    • D.

      Theme of Place

    • E.

      Theme of Location

    Correct Answer
    B. Theme of Region
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Theme of Region" because a group of locations can be considered as a region. The theme of region focuses on the spatial characteristics and relationships between different areas. It examines the similarities and differences in terms of physical features, cultural aspects, and socio-economic factors within a defined area. In this case, the group of locations can be analyzed as a region to understand the spatial patterns and relationships between them.

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  • 21. 

    What humans do to the environment: adapt, modify depend

    • A.

      Theme of Movement

    • B.

      Theme of Place

    • C.

      Theme of Interaction

    • D.

      Theme of Place

    • E.

      Theme of Location

    Correct Answer
    C. Theme of Interaction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Theme of Interaction because it refers to the relationship and actions between humans and the environment. In this context, humans are actively engaging with the environment by adapting and modifying it to suit their needs, as well as depending on it for various resources. This theme focuses on the dynamic and reciprocal nature of the interaction between humans and the environment.

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  • 22. 

    A body of water surrounded by land

    Correct Answer
    lake
    Explanation
    A lake is a body of water that is surrounded by land. It is typically larger than a pond and smaller than an ocean or sea. Lakes can be found in various locations around the world and can vary in size, depth, and water composition. They are often formed by natural processes such as tectonic activity, glaciation, or volcanic activity. Lakes provide habitats for various organisms and are often used for recreational activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing.

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  • 23. 

    The highest ridge of land seperating river basins

    Correct Answer
    divide
    Explanation
    The term "divide" refers to the highest ridge of land that separates river basins. It is the point where the water flow diverges, with one part of the water flowing into one river basin and the other part flowing into a different river basin. This natural geographical feature plays a crucial role in determining the direction of water flow and the boundaries between different drainage systems.

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  • 24. 

    Over 2,000 feet, usually with steep ridges

    Correct Answer
    mountain
    Explanation
    The given answer "mountain" is a suitable explanation for the description provided. The statement mentions an elevation of over 2,000 feet and steep ridges, which are characteristic features of a mountain. Therefore, the answer accurately matches the given information.

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  • 25. 

    A body of flowing water

    Correct Answer
    river
    Explanation
    A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, that is larger than a stream or creek. It typically flows towards an ocean, sea, lake, or another river. Rivers are formed by the accumulation of water from various sources such as rainfall, melting snow, and underground springs. They play a crucial role in shaping the landscape, providing habitats for various organisms, and serving as a source of water for human activities. Therefore, a river can be described as a body of flowing water.

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  • 26. 

    A body of land surrounded by water

    Correct Answer
    island
    Explanation
    An island is a body of land surrounded by water. It is typically smaller than a continent and completely surrounded by water. Islands can be found in oceans, seas, lakes, or rivers. They are formed through various processes such as volcanic activity, erosion, or the rising and falling of sea levels. Islands can vary in size, ranging from tiny islets to large land masses like Greenland or Australia. They are often known for their unique ecosystems and can be popular tourist destinations.

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  • 27. 

    Location described in longitude and latitude or address

    Correct Answer
    absolute
    Explanation
    The term "absolute" refers to a precise and fixed location described either in terms of longitude and latitude or a specific address. This means that the location is not relative or approximate, but rather exact and definitive. It allows for accurate identification and navigation to a particular point on the Earth's surface.

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  • 28. 

    Different cultures combined 

    • A.

      Convergence

    • B.

      Diffusion

    • C.

      Divergence

    Correct Answer
    A. Convergence
    Explanation
    Convergence refers to the process of different cultures coming together and blending their ideas, beliefs, and practices. This can occur through interactions, migrations, or globalization. It results in the sharing and exchange of cultural elements, leading to a more unified and interconnected world. In this context, the term "different cultures combined" aligns with the concept of convergence.

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  • 29. 

    Control breeding of animals for human use: food, clothing, farm use, etc. 

    Correct Answer
    domesticated animals
    Explanation
    Domesticated animals are those that have been selectively bred and controlled by humans for various purposes such as food, clothing, and farm use. They have undergone a process of taming and adaptation to human environments and needs. This control over breeding allows humans to shape the traits and characteristics of these animals to better suit their purposes. By selectively breeding domesticated animals, humans can ensure desirable traits are passed on to future generations, ultimately benefiting human use in areas such as agriculture and providing resources.

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  • 30. 

    What is considered the birthplace of civilization and modern agricutlure

    Correct Answer
    fertile crescent
    Explanation
    The Fertile Crescent is considered the birthplace of civilization and modern agriculture because it is an area in the Middle East that stretches from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea. This region is known for its fertile soil, abundant water sources, and favorable climate, which allowed early human settlements to thrive. The development of agriculture and the domestication of plants and animals occurred in this region, leading to the establishment of permanent settlements, the growth of complex societies, and the emergence of writing systems and advanced technologies.

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  • 31. 

    Based on experience, the way you move around a place. in mind. based on landforms or other objects. not exact

    Correct Answer
    mental map
    Explanation
    A mental map refers to the cognitive representation of a place or environment that an individual creates in their mind based on their experiences. It is not an exact replica of the actual physical layout but rather a subjective perception influenced by factors such as landforms and objects. This mental map helps individuals navigate and orient themselves within a specific location.

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  • 32. 

    An area of land that is near sea level

    Correct Answer
    lowland
    Explanation
    A lowland refers to an area of land that is situated close to sea level. It is characterized by its relatively low elevation compared to the surrounding areas. Lowlands are often flat or gently sloping, and they are typically found near coastlines or along river valleys. Due to their proximity to the sea, lowlands are prone to flooding and are often fertile, making them suitable for agriculture. They are also important habitats for various plant and animal species.

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  • 33. 

    Located at 90 degrees south, all lines of longitude meet there

    Correct Answer
    south pole
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer, which is "south pole," is that the South Pole is located at 90 degrees south latitude. At this point, all lines of longitude converge, meaning that they all meet at the South Pole. This is because the South Pole is the southernmost point on Earth, and any movement from there would only take you northwards. Therefore, the South Pole is the only location where all lines of longitude intersect.

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  • 34. 

    Preventing outside cultural influence

    • A.

      Convergence

    • B.

      Diffusion

    • C.

      Divergence

    Correct Answer
    C. Divergence
    Explanation
    Divergence refers to the process of moving away or separating from something. In the context of preventing outside cultural influence, divergence would imply actively distancing oneself from foreign cultural influences. This could involve maintaining traditional practices, customs, and values that are distinct from those of other cultures. By promoting divergence, individuals or communities aim to preserve their unique cultural identity and resist assimilation or convergence with other cultures.

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  • 35. 

    The spread of a culture from one place to another 

    • A.

      Convergence

    • B.

      Diffusion

    • C.

      Divergence

    Correct Answer
    B. Diffusion
    Explanation
    Diffusion refers to the spread of a culture from one place to another. It involves the transmission and adoption of cultural elements, such as ideas, beliefs, practices, or technologies, from one group or society to another. This process occurs through various means, such as trade, migration, communication, or colonization. Diffusion can lead to cultural exchange, blending, and the creation of new cultural forms. It is an important mechanism for cultural change and interaction between different societies or regions.

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  • 36. 

    A body of water surrounded by land on 3 sides

    Correct Answer
    bay
    Explanation
    A bay is a body of water that is partially enclosed by land, with the land surrounding it on three sides. It is typically larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf. Bays are often formed by the erosion of coastal land or by the flooding of river valleys. They can vary in size and shape, and provide sheltered areas for boats and ships. Bays are commonly found along coastlines and can be important habitats for marine life.

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  • 37. 

    A region that is generally high in elevation

    Correct Answer
    highland
    Explanation
    A highland refers to a region that is generally elevated or high in terms of its altitude or elevation. It typically consists of hills, mountains, plateaus, or other elevated areas. These regions are characterized by their higher terrain compared to the surrounding lowlands or plains. The term "highland" is used to describe areas that are above the average elevation of the surrounding land, and they often offer scenic landscapes and cooler climates due to their higher altitude.

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  • 38. 

    The saving of seeds from your best plants to plant/use in the future

    Correct Answer
    domesticated crops
    Explanation
    Domesticated crops refer to plants that have been cultivated and modified by humans over generations for specific traits, such as improved yield or taste. The process of domestication involves selecting and saving seeds from the best plants to ensure desirable traits are passed on to future generations. Therefore, the practice of saving seeds from your best plants aligns with the concept of domesticated crops.

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  • 39. 

    Where culture moves because of similar climate and length of day

    Correct Answer
    movement across latitudes
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that culture moves across latitudes due to similar climate and length of day. This means that as people move from one latitude to another, they bring their cultural practices, beliefs, and traditions with them. This movement can lead to the spread and exchange of ideas, customs, and traditions between different regions and societies. Similar climate and length of day may also influence the types of activities, agriculture, and lifestyles that develop in different latitudes, further contributing to cultural differences and movements.

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