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Latitude and Longitude (Grades 11-12)

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Latitude and Longitude

1. 
Latitude runs                                 and measures                                 .
  1. north and south, north and south
  2. north and south, east and west
  3. east and west, north and south
  4. east and west, east and west
2. 
Longitude runs                                  and measures                                 .
  1. north and south, north and south
  2. north and south, east and west
  3. east and west, north and south
  4. east and west, east and west
3. 
Approximately how many miles are in 1 degree of latitude and in 1 degree of longitude along the equator?
  1. 50
  2. 30
  3. 70
  4. 100
4. 
Longitude, on a map, measures from 0 degrees to                .
  1. 360 degrees
  2. 90 degrees
  3. 180 degrees
  4. 33 degrees
5. 
Latitude, on a map, measures from 0 degrees to                .
  1. 360 degrees
  2. 90 degrees
  3. 180 degrees
  4. 33 degrees
6. 
If a location is classified as being in a high latitude, it is located in a latitude between 55 degrees and                             .
  1. the equator
  2. the prime meridian
  3. the north pole
  4. the north pole or south pole
7. 
Low latitudes would be located                               .
  1. near the equator
  2. near the south pole
  3. near the north pole
  4. in an arctic or subarctic area
8. 
If a location is considered to be in a tropical climate, it is near the equator.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
Pine Island, MN, is located between 35 degrees north and 55 degrees north, this means that you live in an area of mid latitude.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
The Tropic of Cancer is located at 23.5 degrees south.
  1. True
  2. False
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