DG Quiz Week 1-4
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Name the earth's oceans from largest to smallest.
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic
What is the name of the imaginary line of latitude, or parallel, that divides the earth in half?
What is the northernmost point in the world called? The southernmost?
North Pole, and South Pole
What part of a map contains information on the meaning of the map's symbols?
What is the latitude of the north pole? The South Pole?
90 degrees N, 90 degrees S
Lines of longitude are measures east and west of which imaginary line?
Which part of a map tells you the relationship between distance on the map and distance on the earth?
What is the different between a physical and political map?
Political shows more of land borders, cities and capitals, and major features, while physical shows mountains, rivers, lakes, etc.
What are the names of the four hemispheres of the earth? Which two do you live in?
Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western. We live in the Northern and the Western.
Is the Arctic Circle north or south of the tropic of Cancer?
What is the name given to a point of land, usually smaller than a peninsula, extending into a body of water?
Which lines measure distances east and west of the prime meridian?
Which is the only completely accurate representation of the earth, a flat map or a globe?
Locate the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Canada. Now write a definition of gulf.
A body of water surrounded by land on three sides.
Latitude is measured north and south of which imaginary line?
What is a desert?
A dry area of land with less than 5 inches of precipitation.
Is the tropic of Capricorn north or south of the Antarctic Circle? What is its latitude?
North, and around 22.5 degrees
What are the seven continents of the earth from largest to smallest?
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Australia
What is the difference between latitude and longitude?
Latitude is lines that are horizontal and longitude are lines that are vertical.
Suriname and Guyana are countries on which continent? Name the capitals of each.
South America, Paramaribo, and Georgetown respectively
Which oceans does the equator cross?
The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean.
Which line of longitude forms a great circle with the prime meridian?
The 180th meridian or the 180 degree meridian.
What and where is Puerto Rico? What is its capital?
Puerto Rico is an island, and is located in Central America, and the capital is San Juan.
What is the capital of the Central American country that has a major canal running through it?
What is the capital of the South American country of Brazil?
Which country has the largest land area in the Western Hemisphere?
A compass rose may show both cardinal and intermediate directions. What are the cardinal directions? What are the intermediate directions?
Cardinal directions are North, South, East, and West. Intermediate directions are Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest.
Through which four South American countries does 20 degrees S latitude pass?
Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Chile
The following are the four longest rivers in the world: Nile, Amazon, Ob-Irtysh, Chang Jiang(Yangtze). On which continents are they found?
Africa, South America, Asia, and Asia respectively
Lima is the capital of Peru. Is it east or west of 80 degrees W longitude?
Population density is the average number of people per square mile or square kilometer. Which country would you guess has a lower population density, Norway or Italy? Why?
Norway, it has only one site recorded and most of it is part of the mountains, where very few people live.
How many degrees south of the equator is the South Pole?
90 degrees S
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