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Chapter 1 TEST SS

Test on Tuesday 11/10

What do geographers use to organize information about Earth and its people? Geographers use the 5 themes
What is the sentence you were taught to help remember the 5 themes of geography? Pearl (Place) River (Region) Helps (Human-Environment Interaction) Me (Movement) Learn (Location)
What are the 5 themes? location, regions, place, movement, human-environment interactions
Which theme do geographers use to describe the physical and human features at a specific location? The theme of Place
Which theme is being used when we learn about an Earthquake that occurred in Japan? Regions
Why do Geographers use the theme of regions? to group places that have something in common
The earth is divided into halves hemispheres
Lines of ______ measure distances east or west. longitude
If someone told you that Canberra, Australia was located at 150°E, would they have given you an absolute location? No. They need to also give the line of latitude.
When writing coordinates of a place, what comes first? latitude
What is the difference between absolute location and relative location? Absolute location gives an exact position of a place on Earth, while Relative location gives a general idea by using terms such as “north of”, “around the corner from”, 30 miles west of”
Northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest are all _____ directions. intermediate directions
Which theme is being used to describe how people in Pearl River commute to work each day? Movement
Which theme does the following statement fall into: Pearl River built a commuter parking lot near the train station a few years ago to accommodate more people. Human-Environment interaction
To determine how far New York City is from Philadelphia, what instrument would you refer to? scale
Why do all maps have some degree of distortion? the Earth round and a map flat.
What 3 things do mapmakers rely on to make maps? ground surveys, satellite images and aerial photos
Which map projection was created to help sailors plan trips around the globe? The Mercator Projection
The most accurate way to represent Earth’s surface is with a _________. globe
Of the 3 map projections we learned about (Mercator, Equal-Area, Robinson), which one is most accurate over-all? The Robinson Projection
If you wanted to know the subject of a map, what would you refer to? Title
Part of a map explains the symbols or shadings of a map key or legend
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