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# Map Skills

### Geography Quiz

TermDefinition
Geography the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries
Continent any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America)
Equator an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°
Hemisphere a half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator, or into western and eastern halves by an imaginary line passing through the poles
Prime Meridian the earth's zero of longitude, which by convention passes through Greenwich, England
Latitude the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes
Longitude the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes
Absolute Location describes the location of a place based on a fixed point on earth by using latitude and longitude or by the use of a street address when available
Relative Location refers to the position of a place or entity based on its location with respect to other locations
Cardinal Directions one set of directions that people around the world use (north, south, east, west)
Intermediate Directions the directions on the compass that are halfway between these cardinal points (northeast, southeast, southwest, northwest)
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