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aerial photographs
are taken from a plane and used by a cartographer
peninsula
a landmass that is connected to land but is surrounded by water on three sides
north pole
the northern most point of the world
south pole
the southern most point of the world
island
a landmass that is completely surrounded by water
Asia and Africa
the two largest continents in the world
cardinal directions
the directions, north, east, south, and west, on a compass rose
capital
a star on a map
Greenland
part of the continent of North America
erosion
occurs when rain and wind washes land away
Which caribneam island has the second largest land area?
Hispaniola is made up by Haiti and Dominican Republic.
Which river flows just south of Cincinnati, Ohio?
Ohio River
What is the capital of the state that is bordered by Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and Oklahoma?
Topeka, Kansas is the state capital that is surrounded by Colorado, Nebraska, missouri, and Oklahoma.
The prime meridian passes through which three continents?
The Prime Meridian passes through Africa, Europe, and Antartica.
Which has the saller scale: a map on which 1 inch equals 100 miles, or a map on which 1 inch equals 200 miles?
200 miles is the smaller scale
Bolivia is one of two landlocked countries in South America . What is the other country?
Paraguay is one of the landlocked countries.
If you are in downtown Chicago and facing north which way (left or right) would you turn and in which direction would you go to Lake Michigan?
Turn right and go east
Mexico City is capital of Mexico. Is Mexico City north or south of the tropic of cancer?
Mexico City is South of the Tropic of Cancer.
Which Caribbean island has the second largest land area?
Hispaniola
Which river flows just south of Cincinnati, Ohio?
Ohio River
What is the capital of the state that is bordered by Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and Oklahoma?
Topeka, Kansas
The Prime Meridian passes through which three continents?
Europe, Africa, Antarctica
Which has the smaller scale: a map on which 1 inch equals 100 miles, or a map on which 1 inch equals 200 miles?
1 inch = 200 miles
Bolivia is one of two landlocked countries in South America. What is the other country?
Paraguay
If you are in downtown Chicago and facing north, which way (left or right) would you turn and in which direction would you go to reach Lake Michigan?
East
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. Is Mexico City north or south of the tropic of Cancer?
South
Lisbon is to Portugal as _________ is to Cameroon.
Yaounde
What is the difference between a natural and a political boundary? Give an example of each.
Natural is based on a physical feature (coasts, mountain range, river). Political is determined by people (countries, cities, states, counties).
Which polar region has more land, the region around the North Pole or the region around the South Pole?
The region around the South Pole
Through which country does the Panama Canal pass?
Panama
What color is probably found on a globe more than any other color? Why?
Blue -about 70% of the earth's surface is water
Through which ocean does most of the international date line pass?
The Pacific Ocean
What is the difference between physical and political maps?
A Physical map shows landforms and bodies of water. A Political map shows governmental units.
What is the capital of the only country that borders both the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea?
Ankara, Turkey
I am a narrow body of water between Sicily and Italy. What is my name?
My name is the Strait of Messina
What is the capital of the island nation off the coast of East Asia through which the Tropic of Cancer passes?
The capital is Taipei, in the island nation of Taiwan
Which term does not belong: United States, Russia, or Brazil? Why?
Any of them as long as you can back up your statement with true geographic data as discussed in class
What is the name of the mountain range in northwestern Africa?
The Atlas Mountains
Which ocean borders Australia's western coast?
The Indian Ocean
What are the capitals of the two states that border both the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers?
Springfield is the capital of Illinois and Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky
Which distance is greater; Chicago to New Orleans, or Chicago to Augusta, Maine?
The greater distance is Chicago to Augusta
Which is the only ocean through which the Equator does not pass?
The Artic Ocean is the only one the Equator does not pass through.
What is the International Date Line? Where is it?
It is where the date changes by one day. It follows the 180 degree meridian.
Name four countries that possess islands in the Caribbean Sea.
The four countries are France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Which South American country has Buenos Aires as its capital city?
Argentina is the South American country that has Buenos Aires as its capital.
Name two capes located at Africa's southern tip.
The two capes located at Africa's southern tip are Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas.
Through which African countries does the Tropic of Capricorn pass?
The Tropic of Capricorn passes through Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, and Madagascar.
In which direction would you steer your boat to travel from Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands?
You would go west to go from Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands.
Is Saudi Arabia in Asia or Africa? What is the name of the peninsula on which it is located?
Saudi Arabia is in Asia. It is on the Arabian Peninsula.
Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world. Where is it located?
Angel Falls is located in Venezuela.
What is the second largest country in South America?
Argentian is the second largest country in South America.
The Ganges River, in southern Asia, has its source in the Himalayas in northern India. Where is its mouth?
The ganges River has its source in the Bay of Bengal.
Which country is farther north, Botswana or Paraguay?
Botswana is father north.
How are the Amazon, Nile, and Mississippi Rivers alike?
The Amazon, Nile, and Mississippi Rivers are the longest rivers on their continents.
In which state are the Aleutin Islands located?
The Aleutin Islands are located in Alaska.
Is Madison, Wisconsin closer to the North Pole or the Equator?
Wisconsin is closer to the Equator.
In which two hemispheres do citizens of Uruguay live?
The citizens of Uruguay live in the western and southern hemispheres.
Which gulf is located between Saudi Arabia and Iran?
The Persian Gulf is located between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Name the countries and the seas that border the country whose capital is Kiev? What is the name of the country?
Ukraine. Seo of Azov and Black Sea. Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Russia.
Which is more mountainous, eastern or western North America?
Western
Which are South America's two longest countries?
Brazil and Chile
Which country is farther south, Portugal or Spain
Spain
Explain the difference between a plain and a plateau? Give an example of each.
Plain- an area of flat rolling grassland, usually treeless. example- Pampas. Plateau - a raised piece of land with steep sides and a flat top. Example - Anatolia Plateau.
How are Paraguay and Zambia geographically similar?
Both are landlocked countries south of the equator
Which city is farthest north: Madrid, Paris, or Berlin?
Berlin
Which of the following football teams plays home games in cities in the mid-western United States: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, and Buffalo BIlls?
Colts and Bengals
Name the countries and the seas that border the country whose capital is Kiev? What is the name of the country?
Sea of Azov and Black Sea ; Romania, Moldova, Hungary, SLovakia, Poland, Belarus, and Russia. Name of the country is Ukraine.
Which is more mountainous, eastern or western North America?
Western
Which are South America's two longest countries?
Brazil and Chile
Which country is farther south, Portugal or Spain?
Spain
Explain the difference between a plain and a plateau? Give an example of each.
Plain - an area of flat rolling grassland usually treeless. example: Pampas. Plateau- a raised piece of land with steep sides and a flat top. example: Anatolia Plateau.
How are Paraguay and Zambia geographically similar?
Both are landlocked countries south of the equator.
Which city is farthest north: Madrid, Paris, or Berlin?
Berlin
Whis of the following football teams plays home games in cities in the mid-western United States: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, and Buffalo Bills?
Colts and Bengals
The fourth largest island in the world is off the southeast coast of Africa. What is it's name?
Madagascar
Name the gulf located between Sweden and Finland.
Gulf of Bothnia
Tropical rain forests grow in hot areas near the equator that have no dry season. Where would you be likely fo find such a forest, in Brazil or Egypt?
Brazil
Which country would you have to travel through when driving from Seattle, Washington, to Anchorage, Alaska?
Canada
Which state's western border is closer to the Pacific Ocean, that of Nevada or that of Idaho?
Nevada
Which four large islands make up the Greater Antilles in the West Indies?
Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica
Which of the 48 contiguous states has the largest land area?
Texas
The world's longest mountain chain is in South America. What is its name?
Andes Mountains
Where is the Gulf of Carpentaria?
Northern coast of Austraila
What is the largest coral reef?
Great Burrier Reef
Montana borders.....
East of North and South Dakota
Canda has the largest land area in which hemisphere?
Western Hemisphere
Russia is located in which hemisphere?
Eastern Hemisphere
Study of earth is called:
Geography
Whats the capital of Jordan?
Amman
How many times zones are there?
6
Name a desert in Africa.
Namib or Sahara, both are right.....
From which major northern city in the U.S. can you drive to enter Canda?
Detriot, Michigan
Which LESS mountainour, north or south Asia?
North
What are some Lakes in the U.S.?
Okeechobee, Champlain, Sault, Salton Sea, and Crater Lake, or whatever
Name an isthmus.
Panama
Germany and France have what in common?
They border Switzerland
New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah are special how?
They, like, connect
Uruguay is bordered by what?
Brazil, Argentina, and the Atlantic Ocean
What does high air pressure bring?
Sunny and warm weather
What does low air pressure bring?
Rainy or snowy weather
Where is Iraq located?
Middle Eastern Country
What is the capital of Iraq?
Baghdad
Where is Memphis?
Tennessi
What 2 seas border Korea?
Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan
Which is farthest north, Phoenix, or San Diego?
San Diego
What nation was formerly known as East Pakistan?
Bangladesh
What is the contenital divide of the US?
Rocky Mountains
In which direction does a parallel, or line of latitude run?
East to West or West to East
If 1 inch on a map represents 800 miles, and it is 3 1/4 inches on the map from Cape Town, Sourth Africa, to Nairobi, Kenya, how far apart are the two places?
2,600 miles
Which is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres?
Africa
Some map keys show elevation using two measurements. What are these two measurements?
Feet and Meters above sea level
What is the latitude and longitude of Cape Cod?
41 N & 70 W
In which direction would you travel to go from Sri Lanka to Myanmar (Burma)?
Northeast
Which countries, (not including French Guiana, which is a colony) does Brazil border?
Suriname , Guyana , Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay. Every country except Ecuador and Chile.
A mountain range is a line of mountains. Name three major ranges and the continents on which they are found.
Himalayas - Asia Rockies - North America Alps - Europe Andes - South America