Social Studies Quiz
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imaginary line or meridian measuring distance east and west of the prime meridian
an imaginary line or parallel measuring distance north or south of the equator
an imaginary line encircling earth half way between the north and south pole
tropic of cancer
a parallel of latitude north of the equator the northern boundary of the Torrid Zone
Tropic of Capricorn
a parallel of latitude south of the equator the southern boundary of the the Torrid Zone
The line of longitude labeled 0 degrees
a unit of measurement. It can be used for calculating longitude or latitude
to cross or to go through
the study of the Earth and the way people live on it and use it
a large area with common features that sets it apart from other areas.
one of the Earth's seven large bodies of land
tells what each symbol on the map stands for
one of the four main points on the compass rose
a direction half way between two cardinal directions
a guide that explains the relationship between real distances on Earth and distances on a map
a shape on the earths surface such as a mountain or hill
a map that shows the boundaries of states and countries
a map that highlights earths natural features
uses shading to show the difference in height between areas of land.
a map that uses colors to show elevation or height of land above sea level.