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5 Matching questions

  1. fertile crescent
  2. mercator projection
  3. geoid
  4. idiographic
  5. prime meridian
  1. a a true conformal cylindrical map projection, particularly useful for navigation because it maintains accurate direction. Famous for its distortion in area that makes landmasses at the poles appear oversized.
  2. b the actual shape of the earth, which is rough and oblate, or slightly squashed; the earth's circumference is longer around the equateor than it is along the meridians, from noth-south circumference.
  3. c pertaining to the unique facts or characteristics of a particular place.
  4. d name given to crescent-shaped area of fertile land stretching from the lower Nile valley, along the east Mediterranean coast, and into Syria and present-day Iraq where agriculture and early civilization first began about 8000 B.C.
  5. e an imaginary line passing through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, which marks the zero degree line of longitude.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. maps that use isolines to represent constant elevations. If you took this map out into the field and walked exactly along the path of an isoline on your map, you would always stay at the same elevation.
  2. an intellectual framework that looks at the particular locations of specific phenomena, how and why that phenomena is where it is, and, finally, how it is spatially related to phenomena in other places.
  3. projection in which either the north or south pole is oriented at the center of the map.
  4. the costs involved in moving goods from one place to another
  5. the human-modified natural landscape specifically containing the imprint of a particular culture or society.

5 True/False questions

  1. cartographypertaining to the unique facts or characteristics of a particular place.

          

  2. cultural ecologythe human-modified natural landscape specifically containing the imprint of a particular culture or society.

          

  3. george perkins marshmaps that use isolines to represent constant elevations. If you took this map out into the field and walked exactly along the path of an isoline on your map, you would always stay at the same elevation.

          

  4. earth system scienceobservation and mathematical measurement of the earth's surface using aircraft and satellites. The sensors include both photographic images, thermal images, multispectral scanners, and radar images.

          

  5. nomotheticroman geographer-astronomer and author of Guide to Geography which included maps containing a grid system of latitude and longitude.