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Geography Terms (Grade 5)

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Geography Terms

The key that tells all the symbols on a map represent is call a                 or map key.
  1. map
  2. blue
  3. globe
  4. legend
A narrow body of water that connects two large bodies of water is called a                .
  1. heat wave
  2. strait
  3. peninsula
What is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides?
  1. peninsula
  2. plain
  3. prairie
  4. plateau
What is a narrow, sandy island, formed from a large bar, lying off the coast of the mainland?
  1. key
  2. islet
  3. barrier island
  4. atoll
A group of many islands is what type of landform?
  1. Plateau
  2. Canyon
  3. Continent
  4. Archipelago
Japan is an archipelago.
  1. True
  2. False
The imaginary line that splits the world into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere is called
  1. the Prime Meridian
  2. the Equator.
  3. the Tropic of Cancer.
  4. the Tropic of Capricorn.
The prime meridian separates the                                             .
  1. Eastern and Western Hemispheres
  2. Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  3. The Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn
  4. North and South Poles
The lines of latitude                                              .
  1. Never touch
  2. Are parallel to the equator and to each other
  3. Look like the letter H
  4. Both A and B are correct
Lines of longitude run in which direction on a map?
  1. east-west
  2. north-south
  3. south-east
  4. north-west
Europe is the only continent not surrounded by water.
  1. True
  2. False
Someone who makes maps is a                
  1. meteorologist
  2. geologist
  3. anthropologist
  4. cartographer
A delta is
  1. land formed by river deposit at a mountain base.
  2. land formed where a river enters the ocean.
  3. the place a river originates.
  4. a ridge of sediment left by a glacier.
What is the longest river in the world?
  1. Mississippi River
  2. Nile River
  3. Rio Grande River
  4. Missouri River
Which land biome tends to receive less than 10 inches (or 25 centimeters) of annual rainfall?
  1. tropical rain forest
  2. desert
  3. temperate rain forest
  4. grassland
Which biome has the lowest average annual temperature of these biomes?
  1. rain forest
  2. grassland
  3. coniferous forest
  4. tundra
A smaller map set within the border of a larger map.
  1. legend
  2. inset map
  3. political map
  4. none of the above
A map that shows human-made features such as borders, states, and countries.
  1. political map
  2. legend
  3. compass rose
  4. none of the above
A physical map shows the location and                 .
  1. grasslands
  2. wetlands
  3. topography
  4. natural resource
What is the tallest mountain in the world?
  1. Mt. Mckinley
  2. Mt. Everest
  3. Mt. Eden
  4. Mt. Rushmore
The largest desert in the world is located in Europe.
  1. True
  2. False
Which book would show where Africa is located?
  1. Thesaurus
  2. Dictionary
  3. Glossary
  4. Atlas
What is the definition of Geography?

The four major oceans are                                               
  1. Mediterranean, Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern
  2. Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Southern
  3. Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Antarctic
  4. Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Eastern
What city does the Prime Meridian run through?
  1. London, England
  2. Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  4. Greenwich, England
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