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Latitude & Longitude Questions

QuestionAnswer
What are Hemispheres? Halves of the Earth
What imaginary lines run around Earth from left to right or right to left direction? Latitude Lines
What is another name for Latitude lines? Parallel lines
What is the center line that divides the Northern and Southern hemispheres and what is its degree? Equator and 0 degrees latitude
What imaginary lines run in an up and down direction from one pole to the other? Longitude
What is another name for Longitude lines? Meridians
What is the center line that divides the Western and Eastern hemispheres and what is its degree? Prime Meridian and 0 degrees longitude
What is the highest degree in the Western and Eastern hemispheres and what is its name? 180 degrees and “International Dateline”
What is the half of the Earth that lies to the north of the equator? Northern Hemisphere
What is the half of Earth that is south of the equator? Southern Hemisphere
What is another name for a line of latitude? Parallel
What is the starting point of the lines of latitude called? Equator
What is the starting point of the lines of longitude called? Prime Meridian
What is pattern of crossed lines that are formed by latitude and longitude lines on a globe? Global Grid
What is called the 180 degrees line on the lines of longitude? International Dateline
What is the International Dateline used for? Beginning of time at 12 o'clock midnight
How many hemispheres are on the globe? Four
How many zones does the Earth have? 3
What zone is located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn? Tropical zone
What zones are located between the Arctic zone and the Tropic of Cancer and the Antarctic zone and the Tropic of Capricorn? Temperate zones
What zones are located from the Arctic zone to the 90 degrees North Lat. and the Antarctic zone and 90 degrees South Lat.? Frigid zones
How many seasons are in the North Hemisphere? 4
Name all seasons in the North Hemisphere? (Starting with hottest time) Summer, Autumn/Fall, Winter, & Spring
What are the 2 reasons why the Earth has seasons? Rotation of the Earth & the Earth's tilt
What type of map shows different colors for borders, states, and countries. Political map
What type of map shows landforms, mountain ranges, and bodies of water and its elevations above sea level? Physical map
What is a pointer that give the direction of north, south, west, & east? Compass Rose
What explains map symbols on a map? Key
What helps a person estimate the distance on a map? Scale
Created by: vacosta1