Ch 6 Vocabulary Quiz

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Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

This is a vocabulary quiz covering Ch 6 of Glencoe Earth Science Book. Topics covered includes landforms, plains, plateaus, mountains, latitude, longitude, maps, etc.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Flat, raised areas of land are __________.
    • A. 

      Plains

    • B. 

      Plateaus

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Coastal Plains

  • 2. 
    _________ are large, flat areas of land ideal for agriculture. 
    • A. 

      Plains

    • B. 

      Plateaus

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Folded Mountains

  • 3. 
    Steep, raised areas of land are _________________.
    • A. 

      Plains

    • B. 

      Plateaus

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Inerior Plains

  • 4. 
    The broad, flat lowlands along coasts are called ______________.
    • A. 

      Coastal Plains

    • B. 

      Interior Plains

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Plateaus

  • 5. 
    __________________ form when blocks of earth’s crust are pushed up by forces inside the earth.
    • A. 

      Folded mountains

    • B. 

      Volcanic mountains

    • C. 

      Upwarped mountains

    • D. 

      Fault-block mountains

  • 6. 
    Mountains that formed from molten materials that reached Earth's surface through cracks in the crust are ________________.
    • A. 

      Folded mountains

    • B. 

      Volcanic mountains

    • C. 

      Upwarped mountains

    • D. 

      Fault-block mountains

  • 7. 
    Mountains formed when tremendous forces cause horizontal rock layers to buckle and fold are ___________________.
    • A. 

      Upwarped Mountains

    • B. 

      Folded Mountains

    • C. 

      Volcanic Mountains

  • 8. 
    Mountains formed when one block of rock is pushed up while the adjacent block drops down are ________________.
    • A. 

      Volcanic Mountains

    • B. 

      Fault-block Mountains

    • C. 

      Folded Mountains

  • 9. 
    Lines that run north and south on a globe or map are called lines of _____________.
    • A. 

      Longitude

    • B. 

      Latitude

  • 10. 
    Lines that run parallel to the equator on a globe or map are called lines of ___________.
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Contour

  • 11. 
    The ______________ is an imaginary line that circles Earth halfway between the north and south poles.
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Prime Meridian

    • D. 

      Equator

  • 12. 
    The symbols used on a map are explained in the _____________.
    • A. 

      Map legend

    • B. 

      Latitude

    • C. 

      Longitude

    • D. 

      Equator

  • 13. 
    The _________ is the ratio that tells how distances on a map compares to actual distances on Earth.
    • A. 

      Contour line

    • B. 

      Map scale

    • C. 

      Mountains

  • 14. 
    True or False: Plains are ideal for agriculture.
  • 15. 
    True or False: Coastal plains are flat, grassy, and away from water.
  • 16. 
    True or False: Coastal means inland.
  • 17. 
    True or False: Interior means inland.
  • 18. 
    True or False: The Appalacians and the Rockies are plains.
  • 19. 
    There are four types of mountains. List them in alphabetical order.
  • 20. 
    What is the world's highest mountains peak?