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9th Grade Geography

Final Exam

QuestionAnswer
Name the seven continents in order from largest to smallest. 1.Asia 2.Africa 3.North America 4.South America 5.Antarctica 6.Europe 7.Australia
Name the five oceans in order from largest to smallest. 1.Pacific 2.Atlantic 3.Indian 4.Southern Ocean 5.Arctic
The ___ Ocean is the largest and deepest ocean. Pacific
The ___ Ocean is the smallest and coldest. Arctic
___ is the study of the earth. Geography
What percentage of the earth is covered by water? 70%
The ___ is the parallel of latitude that divides the earth between the North and South poles. Equator
Each line of latitude and longitude is measured by ___. Degrees
Parallels of latitude are used to measure distance ___ and ___ of the Equator. North, South
Lines of longitude or Meridians are used to measure distance ___ and ___ of the Prime Meridian. East, West
The process of moving moisture from the oceans to the land and back again is called the ___ cycle. hydrologic
The Equator divides the earth into two equal ___. hemispheres
Highest point Mount Everest
Largest and deepest ocean Pacific
Largest lake Caspian sea
Largest island Greenland
Largest canyon Grand Canyon
Largest river Amazon
Highest waterfall Angel Falls
Largest gulf Gulf of Mexico
Largest monolith Airs Rock
Largest desert Sahara
Largest reef system Great Barrier Reef
Largest Mountain system Himalayan
Largest archipelago Malay
Largest peninsula Arabian
Longest inland seaway St. Lawrence
This is one of the largest man-made canals that allows passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Panama
Hawaii and Alaska are both located in the ____. Ring of Fire
What nation has the longest coastline? Canada
Where is the world's largest rain forest located? Amazon Basin
In this country rises the Guiana Highlands, which are home to Angel Falls. Venezuela
South America was once home to the ___ Empire. Inca
We commonly refer to Australia as ___. The land down under
Original inhabitants of Australia were called ___. Aboriginese
The ___ Mountains separates Antarctica into two regions. Transatlantic
Because Asia is connected to land by Europe, the two continents together are often referred to as ___. Eurasia
___ is the largest country in the world. Russia
The world's largest city in population, and capital to Japan is ___. Tokyo
Europe is the continent considered the birthplace of ___. western civilization
What body of water separates Great Britain from continental Europe? English Channel
Before the 19th century, Africa was known as the ___ continent. dark
What river does Lake Victoria originate from? Nile
What famous National Park is within the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania? Serengetti
Highest point in North America (in Alaska). Mount McKinley
North America's largest and longest mountain range, also known as the "backbone" of the western part of North America. Rocky Mountains
The low mountain range of the Eastern United States. Appalachian
South America's longest mountain range. Andies
Highest peak in South America and in the Western Hemisphere. Mount Aconcagua
Antarctica's highest peak Vinsin Massif
Japan's highest peak Fuji
Europe's highest mountain system Alps
Mountain range that runs down the length of the Italian Peninsula like a "spine". Appenines
Mountain range that forms a natural barrier for Europe's eastern boundary. Ural
Africa's highest point. Mount Kilimanjaro
Mountain range that towers over the northwest of Africa, also named after a Greek god. Atlas
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