Geography Quiz

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compass rose
a directional arrow that shows cardinal and intermediate directions
inset map
small map set within the border of a larger map
legend or map key
a list that explains the symbols on the map
scale
a graphic that compares the distance on a map to an actual distance it represents
title
tells you the main idea or what the map is showing
cardinal directions
North, South, East, West
intermediate directions
Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
equator
an imaginary line that divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
Prime Meridian
a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude and divides the earth into the eastern and western hemispheres
parallels
Another name for lines of latitude
meridians
Another name for lines of longitude
physical map
a map that shows land and water features (features made by nature)
political map
A map that shows man-made features such as boundaries, countries, and cities.