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Unit One Quiz

Social Studies

What is location? A particular place or position Absolute: The exact spot where something is found on the Earth's surface Relative: The position of an object on Earth's surface using different objects to compare it
What is place? A specific area or region of the world
What is the difference between physical and human feature? Physical features are features that come from nature Human features are features that are created by humans
What is a region? Two or more places that are close to one another and have something in common. There are physical, political, and cultural regions
What is a human-environment interaction? People affecting the environment, and the environment affecting people
What is movement? How people, products and ideas move from one place to another
Which way is longitude? North to south
Which way is latitude? East to West
What is the "two-finger trick"? A way too find two coordinates without messing up, using two fingers
What is the "inchworm trick" A way to find a location by "inching" your fingers to the coordinates
What is a key? Table of symbols used to know the symbols on a map
What is a scale bar? A map element used to graphically represent the scale of a map
What is a compass rose? A compass that shows the cardinal directions
What is the difference between a large-scale and a small-scale map? Large-scale map shows details as whats in a city. Small-scale map shows a larger area, like a region or country. It normally shows more physical features than the large-scale map.
What does a physical map show? Natural features: mountains, deserts, and rivers
What does a political map show? Capitols, abbreviations, and countries
What does a population density map show? The population of countries and cities
What does an economic map show? Land use in different countries, and different resources
What does a climate map show? National capitols and different climates
What are the strengths and weaknesses of globes? Strengths: whole world, more accurate Weaknesses: harder to visualize
What are the strengths and weaknesses of maps? Strengths: Convert,distort, show one part Weaknesses: Not as accurate. flat
What is distortion? Why does it happen? Peeling off a globe and straightening it to see more of a region
What components make up the GPS? Layering maps
How does the GPS work? It gathers and stores info, 30 satellites orbit, and to find your location it finds the distance of the satellites
What is a GIS? A computer system that stores, uses, and analyzes geographic data
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