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map vocabulary

5th grade quiz

QuestionAnswer
Bay an extension of a sea or ocean into the land
Canal an artificial waterway
Cape a point of land projecting into a sea or an ocean
Desert an arid region that receives little precipitation
Glacier a huge mass of ice originating from a compacted snow
Isthmus a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses
Legend a series of symbols and their meanings describing features of a map
Peninsula a long projection of land into water,connected to the mainland by an isthmus
Butte an isolated hill or small mountain with steep sides and a flat top
Degree a measure of distance equal to 1/360th of the circumference of the earth
Gulf a large part of an ocean that extends into the land
Latitude a measurement of distance north or south of the equator expressd as degrees the equator is 0 latitude
Longitude a measurement of distance east or west of an imaginary line running through Greenwich, England, expressed as degree Greenwich is 0 longitude
Minute a measurement of distance equal to 1/60th of a degree; one degree equals 60 minutes
Prairie a large, level tract of grassland
Rapids usually a shallow part of an river with a fast current
River delta a wide,alluvial mouth of a river
Swamp a wet,spongy land sometimes partially underwater
Created by: coolstarzx on 2008-03-31



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