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Wilkin's History

for Wilkin's first test in history

Name the highest mountain in the world: Mount Everest
Did Amundsen discover the North or South Pole? South
Name the longest river in the world: Nile
List one reason people explore the earth: Learning
What continent was discovered in 1820? Antarctica
True or False: Antarctica was discovered in 1509. FALSE
Who was the first European to see Victoria Falls? David Livingstone
Who discovered the South Pole? Roald Amundsen
What is the largest island in the world? Greenland
Who led the second team to reach the South Pole? Robert F. Scott
What is the deepest place in the ocean? Mariana Trench
What was the last continent to be discovered? Antarctica
What are the imaginary lines that run north and south around the earth? parallels of latitude
What are the imaginary lines that run east and west around the earth? meridians of longitude
What is the half of the earth that is south of the equator? Southern Hemisphere
What is the normal condition of the atmosphere at the earth's surface? climate
What is the imaginary line that circles the globe at its "fattest" part? Equator
What is the imaginary north-to-south line that passes through Greenwich, England? prime meridian
What is the 180th meridian? international dateline
What is the area between the tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn? tropics
What is the area north of 66N latitude? Arctic Circle
What is the area south of 66S latitude? Antarctic Circle
What is the half of the earth that is east of the prime meridian? eastern hemisphere
What is the mountain range with the highest altitude? Andes
He charted ocean currents: Matthew Fontaine Maury
What is the largest ocean in the world? Pacific
What is the smallest of the seven continents? Europe
What is the largest of the seven continents? Asia
What is the combined name for the largest landmass in the world? Eurasia
What is the half of the earth that is north of the equator? Northern Hemisphere
What is the half of the earth that is west of the prime meridian? Western Hemisphere
Who was the English missionary who served God in China? Hudson Taylor
What did God put on the earth for our use and enjoyment? Natural resources
List two characteristics that describe Amundsen's life: brave and strong
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