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Latitude & Longitude Quiz

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globe
a scale model of the Earth
grid
a pattern of lines that circle the globe in east-west and north-south directions
latitude
east-west lines on the globe
latitude
measured north & south of the Equator
90 degrees latitude
North & South Pole
Equator
imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the North & South Poles
Equator
line of latitude that is 0 degrees
parallels
another name for latitude lines
degrees
unit of measurement for latitude & longitude lines on the Earth
longitude
north-south lines on the globe that pass through the poles
longitude
measured east and west from the Prime Meridian
longitude
measured from 0 degrees to 180 degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian
Prime Meridian
imaginary line that runs through Greenwich, England
Prime Meridian
line of longitude that is 0 degrees
Eastern Hemisphere
any location with a longitude reading east of the Prime Meridian
Western Hemisphere
any location with a longitude reading west of the Prime Meridian
meridians
another name of longitude lines
hemisphere
half of the globe
Southern Hemisphere
half of the Earth south of the Equator
Northern Hemisphere
half of the Earth north of the Equator
continents
seven large landmasses that make up the Earth's surface
islands
smaller land masses surrounded by water
ocean
a large surface area of water