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Lesson 2 Test

North Star Geography

Is the Tropic of Capricorn north or south of the equator? South
John Harrison invented the first marine chronometer
How many degrees of longitude are in each time zone? 15
Why is every map distorted in some degree? It is not an exact replica of the curving crust of the earth.
what projector was commonly used for sailing as far back as the 1500? Mercator
What are the three kinds of scales? Verbal scale, Bar scale, and Reprentative fraction scale
What direction points further west: southwest by south, or north-northwest? southwest by south
What are the three primary means of establishing direction? Reference points, Bearings, and Cardinal directions
What is the difference between a heading and a bearing? The direction which you are traveling is the heading. while a bearing is the degree between 0 degree
What is the difference between absolute bearing and a relative bearing? Absolute bearing is when North is 0 degree while relative bearing is based on any two headings.
Created by: chermor