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Map Vocabulary

Quiz by Kelly Naughton

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  • Q1
    Line of longitude that is at 0 degrees
    Prime Meridian
    30s
  • Q2
    Parallel lines that run East and West around the globe. They measure distance North and South of the Equator
    Latitude
    30s
  • Q3
    Lines that run North and South from the poles. They measure distance East and West of the Prime Meridian
    Longitude
    30s
  • Q4
    90° South and the furthest point south
    South Pole
    30s
  • Q5
    90° North and the furthest point north
    North Pole
    30s
  • Q6
    Global Positioning System
    GPS
    30s
  • Q7
    0° parallel line that cuts the globe into the Northern and Southern hemispheres
    Equator
    30s
  • Q8
    Maps whose primary function is to show geographical features like land and water forms, elevation, and depth
    Physical Maps
    30s
  • Q9
    Maps whose primary function is to show the borders and boundaries of cities, states, countries, and continents
    Political Maps
    30s
  • Q10
    A way of measuring distance on a map
    Scale
    30s
  • Q11
    This provides information about how to read a particular map
    Legend/Key
    30s
  • Q12
    Shows the four cardinal directions and the four intermediary directions
    Compass Rose
    30s
  • Q13
    Words that show places on maps
    Labels
    30s
  • Q14
    Maps that show a particular time in history
    Historical Maps
    30s
  • Q15
    The measuring symbol for lines of latitude and longitude
    Degrees
    30s

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