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Third Western Hemisphere vocabulary quiz

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tropics   the area on the earth between 23 1/2 degrees North and 23 1/2 South lines of latitude, where the climate is almost always hot.  
tropical   resmbling the tropics, especially in being very hot and wet/humid.  
vegetation   all the plant life found in an area.  
Western Hemisphere   the half of the earth comprising(consiting of) North and South America and their surrounding waters west of the Prime Meridian.  
Eastern Hemisphere   the half of the earth east of the Prime Meridian.  
Northern Hemisphere   the half of the earth north of the Equator  
coniferous trees   trees that always maintain either cones or needles at all seasons of the year, such as fir, spruce or pine.  
deciduous trees   trees whose leaves fall off at the end of a season.  
geographic characteristics   things that distinguish one place from another  
human characterisitics   describe the people of a place,(past or present) and their human-made features such as buildings, languages, religions, economic activities, and political systems.  
legend/key   explains the meaning of the symbols on the map.  
symbols   the pictures, shapes, or colors on a map that stand for objects, places, or people.  
coordinate   the point on a map or globe where a line of latitude and longitude cross.  
latitude/longitude   imaginary lines on a map or globe that measure distance north and south of the Equator and distance east and west of the Prime Meridian.  
meridians   a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's suface and the terrestrial poles  
parallel   each of the imaginary lines that show the latitudes on the earth's surface.  


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