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Grade 8 Asian Geography
Grade 8 Geography
What is true about the "Ring of Fire?"
  1. The seasons of Earth are reversed at this location.
  2. There is only one season at this location, hot and very dry.
  3. Major tectonic activity occurs at many locations along this zone.
  4. Volcanic activity is located only in the southern portion of this zone.
Grade 8 Map Components
Someone who makes maps is a
  1. cartographer.
  2. geologist.
  3. anthropologist.
Grade 8 Bodies of Water and Continents
Grade 8 Latin American Geography
What language do most Brazilians speak?
  1. Spanish
  2. Portuguese
  3. French
  4. English
Grade 8 Asian Geography
What natural barrier separated India from China?
  1. Mediterranean Sea
  2. Red Sea
  3. Ural Mountains
  4. Himalayan Mountains
Grade 8 Bodies of Water and Continents
Most of Earth's freshwater is in
  1. polar ice caps.
  2. oceans.
  3. rivers, lakes, and streams.
  4. vapor in the atmosphere.
Grade 8 Australian Geography
What is the capital of Australia?
  1. Melbourne
  2. Canberra
  3. Perth
  4. Brisbane
Grade 8 Latin American Geography
What is the longest continuing mountain range in the world?
  1. Rocky Mountains
  2. Allegheny Mountains
  3. Andes Mountains
  4. Smokey Mountains
Grade 8 Bodies of Water and Continents
Which of the following lists all of the continents?
  1. North America, South America, Atlantic, and Africa
  2. Pacific, Central America, Chile, Australia, Asia
  3. Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, Antarctica, South America
  4. Australia, Europe, North America, Asia, Antarctica, South America, Africa
Grade 8 Themes of Geography
What is a continental shelf?
  1. a landform that connects continents.
  2. a landform that separates continents.
  3. an underwater extension of alluvial sediment.
  4. an underwater extension of a coastal plain.
Grade 8 Map Components
A compass rose is
  1. the needle on the compass
  2. helpful if you traveling in an unfamiilar place
  3. a guide to directions on a map
  4. a flower that only grows in the south of France
Grade 8 Geography
Grade 8 Map Components
Which would provide the most accurate comparison of the sizes of Antarctica and Europe?
  1. a flat map
  2. a cylindrical projection
  3. a conic projection
  4. a globe
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