GEOGRQPHY TRIVIA - -PAGE ONE

1. What is the world's largest continent?

2. What is the world's smallest continent?

3. What is the world's largest ocean?

4. What is the world's longest river?

5. What is the world's largest lake?

6. What is the world's deepest lake?

7. What is the world's highest waterfall?

8. What is the world's largest desert?

9. What is the world's lowest continental point?

10. Name the world's five oceans.

11. Name the earth's seven continents.

12. Which continents lie completely in the northern hemisphere?

13. Which continents lie completely in the southern hemisphere?

14. Vast deposits of petroleum - about 8 billion barrels - are one of Texas's most abundant natural resources. These depositis account for about _______ of the known supply in the United States. (A) ONE-HALF (B) ONE-THIRD (C) ONE-FIFTH

15. What is the study of the earth and of the ways people who live and work on it called?

16. Name the "Five Themes of Geography".

17. Imaginary lines that circle the earth parallel to the Equator and measure the distance north and south of the Equator in degrees, can be called "parallels" or what else?

18. The equator is measured at what degrees?

19. The North Pole and the South Pole are measured at how many degrees, (N) north and (S) south?

20. The Tropic of Cancer is located at _______.

21. The Tropic of Capricorn is located at _______.

22. The lines from pole to pole that measure distance east and west are called merdians or ________.

23. Zero degrees longitude is called what?

24. Tje lines of latitude and longitude cross one another to form a pattern called what kind of system?

25. How many hemispheres are there? Name them.

26. What people invented the compass? Applying it to navigation about A.D. 1000.

27. What early map makers placed north at the bottom of their maps rather than at the top. Marco Polo used one of these early maps on his journey to the Far East.

28. _____means that a certain measurement on a map represents a certain measurement on the earth's surface.

29. The ____ explains the symbols used on a map.

30. The ________ _____ shows the cardinal directions or the intermediate directions on a map.

31. Who was the English instrument maker that created longitude by inventing a clock that could keep accurate time at sea.

32. The physical features of the earth's surface, as shown on maps are called.

33. What are the differences in elevation, or heights of landforms in a particular area as shown on maps called?

34. What are the lines that connect all points of land of equal evelvation, as used on maps called?

35. This map shows the boundaries between countries and often smaller divisions, such as states or counties. It also often shows capitals and cities. What is this type of map called?

36. What is the shortest possible distance between any two places on the earth's surface called?

37. A ____ projection is a way of representing the rounded earth on a flat surface.


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