Social studies daily geo 1
Terms in this set (36)
What is the capital 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 is north, south, east, and west. Intermediate is northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest.
Through which four South American countries does 20 degrees south latitude pass?
Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay.
The following are the four longest rivers in the world: (1) Nile, (2) Amazon, (3) Ob-Irtysh, (4) Chiang Jiang (Yangtze). On which continents are they found?
Nile: Africa, Amazon: South America, Chiang Jiang (Yangtze): Asia, Ob-Irtysh: Asia
Lima is the capital of Peru. Is it East or west of 80° West 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, because it is a bigger country with less people than Italy. There are less people living in Norway because it has a cold climate while the temperature in Italy is more tropic.
How many degrees south of the equator is the south pole?
Russia's population density is about 22 people per square mile. Does this mean that every square mile in Russia has about 22 people? Explain.
No, because it's an average. Some areas will have more than 22 people while others will have less than 22.
What are the names of the four hemispheres of the earth? In which to do you live?
Eastern hemisphere, southern hemisphere, Western Hemisphere, and northern hemisphere. We live in the western and northern.
Is the Artic 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?
What is the only completely accurate presentation 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 extending into a body of land.
Latitude is measured north and south of which imaginary line?
What is a desert?
A very dry area of land.
If you look at a map of Saudi Arabia, you may see the label Jabal Tuwayq in the central part of the nation. In an atlas or another reference book, or on your iPad, find out what the Arabic word Jabal means.
Name the earth's oceans from largest to smallest.
Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Artic ocean.
What is the name of the imaginary line of latitude, or parallel, that divides the earth in half?
What is the northern most point in the world called? The southernmost?
North 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 north and 90 degrees south latitude.
Lines of longititude are measured east and west of which imaginary line?
The prime meridian.
Which part of a map tells you the relationship between distance on the map and distance on the earth?
What is the difference between and a physical and a political map?
A political map shows borders, cities, and other man made stuff, while a physical map shows physical features like mountain ranges and rivers.
If you were on a hike in Uruguay and looked at your compass, which way would the needle be pointing? Why?
All compasses point north.
Is the Tropic of Capricorn north or south of the Antarctic circle?
What are the seven continents of the earth from largest to smallest?
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
What is the difference between latitude and longitude?
Latitude is north and south of the equator. Longitude is east and west of the prime meridian.
Suriname and Guyana are countries on which continent?
Which oceans does the equator cross?
The pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans.
Which line of longitude forms a great circle with the prime meridian?
What and where is Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States in the northern Caribbean.
What a is the capital of the Central American country that has a major canal running through it?
What is sovereignty? Which country has sovereignty over the only large political unit on the South American continent that is nit a country? What is that unit?
Sovereignty is the unlimited power over the country, or, a country's independent authority and the right to govern itself. Francis sovereignty over French Guiana.