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Unit 2 Geographic Tools

Quiz by Meg Basilio

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29 questions
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  • Q1
    Who invented a timepiece that could keep accurate time at sea?
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    John Harrison
    Rupert Gould
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Christopher Columbus
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  • Q2
    Why was it important to keep accurate time at sea?
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    Allowed for better communication between the ships
    Officers used the time to know the time zones
    Helped the crews know when to report for their shift
    It was necessary for navigation charts
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  • Q3
    The Prime Meridian is located at
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    0˚ longitude
    180˚ longitude
    0˚ latitude
    90˚ longitude
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  • Q4
    The most accurate portrayal of the earth is a
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    Map projection
    Mercator map
    globe
    atlas
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  • Q5
    An economic map is a map of
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    a map of the wealth in a country
    a map of banks across the globe
    a map of the various jobs
    natural resources
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  • Q6
    The International Dateline is located at
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    Tropic of Capricorn
    90˚ latitude
    Prime Meridian
    180˚ longitude
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  • Q7
    The first layer of a GIS is called a
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    landsat layer
    vector layer
    raster layer
    remote layer
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  • Q8
    How many time zones are there?
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    twelve
    eighteen
    twenty four
    thirty-six
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  • Q9
    Map projections were developed to address what issue
    lack of cartographers
    distortion of the earth as a flat map
    design of various map themes
    outdated maps
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  • Q10
    Who was credited with circumnavigating the globe?
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    Lief Erikson
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Christopher Columbus
    John Harrison
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  • Q11
    Mrs. Basilio was walking around the 45˚ W longitude. If she did not walk far enough to make the 46W˚ longitude how could she state her distance?
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    centimeters and meters
    feet and inches
    degree, minutes and second
    hours, minutes and seconds
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  • Q12
    If you cross over the International Dateline
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    go ahead or back 12 hours
    you go ahead or back a day
    go ahead or back 10 hours
    go ahead or back 18 hours
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  • Q13
    On a globe, lines drawn east to west measure
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    position north and south
    position wast and west
    measures the eastern hemisphere
    measures the northern hemisphere
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  • Q14
    The concept of timezones in the United States was adopted after .....
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    Widespread use of electricity
    Industrial Revolution
    Rail travel expanded in the US
    Civil War
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  • Q15
    In a GIS, these layers provide the most details
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    vector
    landsat
    raster
    streetview
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  • Q16
    The line that runs through Greenwich England is the
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    90˚ line of latitude
    Equator
    International Dateline
    Prime Meridian
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  • Q17
    Mr. Little and Mr. Eshleman decided to build an amusement park, which map would be the most useful?
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    polar projection map
    climate map
    geologic map
    vegetation map
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  • Q18
    Another name for lines of longitude
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    primary
    secondary
    meridians
    parallels
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  • Q19
    The Dark Ages impacted European explorers because
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    they could not get funding for voyages
    cartographers were forbidden to draw maps
    maps were based on religion and superstition
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  • Q20
    Who calculated the size and shape of the earth?
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    Aztecs
    Greeks
    Romans
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