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Map Skills Boot Camp

Quiz questions from the Mapping Skills Boot Camp Handout

What is the name used to describe half the earth? Hemisphere
What is the imaginary line that divides the earth into northern and southern hemispheres? Equator
What is the imaginary line that divides the earth into eastern and western hemispheres? Prime Meridian
When traveling to the South Pole from anywhere on earth, what direction are you traveling? South
Which two continents are both entirely in the Western Hemisphere? North America and South America
What is the name of the Earth's northernmost point? North Pole
What is another name for lines of latitude? Parallels
What is another name for lines of longitude? Meridians
What is the measure of the earth's northernmost or southernmost point in degrees? 90 degrees
What continents lie directly East of the United States? Africa and Europe
What continents lie completely in the Southern Hemisphere? Australia and Antarctica
What continent has the two most populous countries? Asia
What are the two most populous countries in the world? China and India
What is the name of the feature on maps that shows the four cardinal directions? Compass Rose
What are the names of the imaginary lines we use to pinpoint any spot on Earth? Latitude and Longitude
How many continents are there on earth? 7
What continent do you live on? North America, not the United States!!!!
Created by: tomsheesley