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Geography Quiz (Grade 7)

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Geography Quiz

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is
  1. where the Equator and Prime Meridian meet.
  2. the basis for all time zones in the world,
  3. the tropical time zone,
  4. the sub-tropical time zone.
How many Time Zones are in the world?
  1. 12
  2. 24
  3. 16
  4. 5
What caused people around the world to coordinate time?
  1. Importing and exporting
  2. Mass production of agriculture
  3. The creation of Time Zones
  4. Railroad construction
Prior to the creation of Standard Time, time was measured by
  1. the moon's position in the sky.
  2. the sun's position in the sky.
  3. the changing of the rivers.
  4. mountain shadows,
O degrees longitude is also known as:
  1. Greenwich Mean Time
  2. GMT
  3. the exact location for establishing time zones east and west of it
  4. all of these are true statements
The latitude and longitude numbers that tell the address of a place on the map are called
  1. grids
  2. relative locations
  3. parallels
  4. coordinates
What is the name of the intersecting pattern that is formed by the lines of longitude and latitude?
  1. geographic grid
  2. intersecting circles
  3. degrees
  4. coordinates
What is the unit of measure in which latitude and longitude is expressed?
  1. kilometers
  2. miles
  3. tons
  4. degrees
What lines in the grid are east-west?
  1. longitude
  2. prime meridian
  3. meridians
  4. latitude
Latitude and longitude are imaginary lines which
  1. separate the earth into hemispheres.
  2. show where major highways are located.
  3. locate a point on the map.
The meridian at Greenwich, England, from which longitude is measured east and west.
  1. Map Projection
  2. artifact
  3. Meridian Mississippi
  4. Prime Meridian
An imaginary circle around the earth, equally distant from the North Pole and the South Pole
  1. cartographer
  2. location
  3. equator
  4. longitude
A measure of distance north or south of the equator.
  1. latitude
  2. artifact
  3. Prime Meridian
  4. equator
Longitude lines are usually recorded in 15 degree intervals because every 15 degrees,
  1. the Earth spins on its axis once (rotates once)
  2. Polaris gets higher in the sky
  3. is an hour of time
  4. the Earth changes seasons
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