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Core Concepts Tools of Geography

Quiz by Guy Whitman

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25 questions
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  • Q1
    The science of studying the earth and all of its features (such as landforms, bodies of water, cultures of people, and how people interact with their environment)
    Geography
    Chemistry
    Biology
    Zoology
    30s
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  • Q2
    The invisible lines that run east-west and north-south to form an imaginary grid over the planet earth which are used for finding locations
    Latitude and Longitude Lines
    Earth lines
    Hemisphere lines
    Lines of cartography
    30s
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  • Q3
    The unit of measurement used for latitude and longitude; the symbol is a small circle found to the upper right of a coordinate
    Inches
    Degrees
    Northwest
    Cardinal Directions
    30s
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  • Q4
    When we use latitude and longitude lines to find a place's exact position on earth it is called this.
    Absolute Location
    Compass Rose
    Equator
    Tropic of Cancer
    30s
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  • Q5
    North, South, East, and West
    Intermediate Directions
    Cardinal Directions
    30s
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  • Q6
    Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast
    Intermediate Directions
    Cardinal Directions
    30s
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  • Q7
    Half of the earth or half of a sphere
    Compass Rose
    Intermediate Directions
    Hemisphere
    Cartography
    30s
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  • Q8
    0° degrees latitude line
    North Pole
    Equator
    Prime Meridian
    Tropic of Cancer
    30s
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  • Q9
    0° degrees longitude line
    Equator
    South Pole
    Prime Meridian
    30s
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  • Q10
    The science of creating or designing maps
    Artifacts
    Physical Map
    Cartography
    Archaeology
    30s
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  • Q11
    Tool on a map that shows cardinal directions and intermediate directions
    Compass Rose
    Distortion
    Legend
    Map Key
    30s
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  • Q12
    The science of studying ancient history or prehistory (think artifacts)
    Cartography
    Archaeology
    Geography
    30s
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  • Q13
    An ancient object such as an arrowhead, a bone, tool, or weapon that tells us about the past
    Political Map
    Artifact
    Physical Map
    Legend
    30s
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  • Q14
    The largest of the seven continents
    Europe
    Africa
    Brazil
    Asia
    30s
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  • Q15
    The scientific procedure used to determine how old organic material is
    Radiocarbon Dating
    Storm Surge
    Micro Biology
    X-Rays
    30s
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  • Q16
    Tool on a map that explains all of the symbols found on that map (sometimes called a legend)
    Degrees
    Equator
    Compass Rose
    Map Key
    30s
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  • Q17
    A map that shows man-made boundaries, states, cities, and capitals
    Political Map
    Physical Map
    30s
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  • Q18
    A map that shows features of the planet earth such as mountains, valleys, deserts, rivers, and lakes
    Political Map
    Physical Map
    30s
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  • Q19
    When cartographers attempt to project the round shape of the earth onto a flat map it causes this.
    Hemispheres
    Radiocarbon Dating
    Geography
    Distortion
    30s
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  • Q20
    Height above sea level
    Latitude
    Elevation
    Longitude
    Prime Meridian
    30s
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