DAILY GEOGRAPHY GENERAL

 

1.  What are the names of the Earth's oceans?

       a.                                                 c.                                   

       b.                                                d.      

2.  What is the name of the imaginary line that divides the Earth in half horizontally?

 

3.  What is the northernmost point in the world called?

 

4.  What part of a map contains the information on what the map's symbols mean?

 

5.  Find an example of an area of land that is completely surrounded by water.  Write down its name.  What term is used to describe this type of land?

 

6.  All lines of longitude are measured east and west of what imaginary line?

 

7.  What does a star on a map usually mean?

 

8.  What are the names of the four hemispheres of the earth?  In which two do you live?

 

9.  Is the Arctic Circle north or south of the Tropic of Capricorn?

 

10.  What is the name given to a point of land extending into a body of water?

 

11.  What lines measure distances east and west of the Prime Meridian?

 

12.  Latitude is measured north and south of what imaginary line?

 

13.  What does a star or dot in a circle usually mean on a map?

 

14.  Is the Tropic of Capricorn north or south of the equator?

 

15.  What are the names of the seven continents of the earth?

 

16.  What is the difference between latitude and longitude?

 

17.  Which oceans does the equator cross?

 

18.  What line of longitude forms the other half of the Prime Meridian?

 

19.  The following are the four longest rivers in the world: (1) Nile               (2) Amazon (3) Chang Jian (4) Mississippi.  On what continents can they be found?

 

20.  What are the three continents with the largest land areas in the world?

 

21.  How many degrees south of the equator is the South Pole?

 

22.  What is the capital of the country whose neighbors are Colombia, Brazil, and Guyana?

 

23.  If you are a resident of Canberra, Australia, are you a resident of an island or a continent?

 

24.  Why are the lines of latitude and longitude important?

 

25.  Into how many degrees of longitude is the Earth divided?

 

26.  What two continents are similar in physical shape?

 

27.  Does a line of latitude or longitude divide the earth into the Northern or Southern Hemispheres?

 

28.  Which hemisphere, the Eastern or Western, has the most land area?

 

29.  What lines make up the Earth’s “grid” system?

 

30.  Label the eight cardinal and intermediate direction on a compass rose.

 

31.  What oceans border Australia?

 

32.  What continent is south of the four major oceans of the world?

 

33.  What lines of latitude determines the “tropics”?

 

34.  Which ocean is larger, the Arctic or Indian?

 

35.  Name at least three items a map’s key should include.

 

36.  Every 15 degrees of longitude on the Earth marks another time zone.  Into how many time zones is the Earth divided?

 

37.  What is the approximate degrees of longitude for the International Date Line?

 

38.  Name the four oceans in order of size, the largest to smallest.

 

39.  What do the following have in common:  Angola, French Guiana, United States, Portugal?

 

40.  How many countries does the Arctic Circle pass through?

 

41.  What imaginary lines divide the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres?

 

42.  What continents does the Arctic Circle pass through?

 

43.  How many degrees are there between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Topic of Cancer?

 

44.  What continents do not have any land in the Southern Hemisphere?

 

45.  What do the following countries have in common: Chad, Paraguay, Hungary, and Swaziland?

 

46.  What line of latitude falls halfway between the tropics of Capricorn and Cancer?

 

47.  The following are the five largest lakes in the world: (1) Caspian Sea, (2) Superior, (3) Victoria, (4) Aral Sea, (5) Huron.  To which continents do they belong?

 

48.  What continent lies south of the Atlantic Ocean?

 

49.  What are the continents of the world arranged according to land size, largest to smallest.

 

50.  List three types of land forms and provide and example of each.

 

51.  What island group found northeast if Australia has a capital of Honiara?

 

52.  A location exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole has

a latitude of how many degrees?  _____________

 

53.  Describe the Pacific Ocean’s location in relation to the continents it touches.

 

54.  If you were at 0 degree latitude and 0 degree longitude, would you be walking or swimming

 

55.  Land formed by soil deposited at the mouth of a river is called a (an) _____________.  Find and example on your map.

 

56.  Is Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, north or south of the 40 degrees S line of latitude?

 

57.  Which meridians divide the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres?

 

58.  How many degrees are there between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer?

 

59. A narrow strip of land between 2 bodies of water connecting 2 larger areas of land is called a(n) _________________.

 

60.  Which of the following cities does not fit the order?

          Lisbon, Portugal          Vienna, Austria

          Sofia, Bulgaria          Vaduz, Malta

 

61.  Are the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer lines of latitude or longitude?

 

62.  What is the name of the large lake in South Central Australia?

 

63.  Does the Prime Meridian pass through the Arctic Circle or Antarctic Circle?

 

64.  Which has the longer coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, Benin or Mauritania?

 

65.  Is the Tropic of Capricorn a parallel or a meridian?

 

66.  What are the most important lines of latitude and longitude?

 

67.  What is the capital of the only nation that is a continent and technically an island?

 

68.  What 4 lines mark the middle latitudes?

 

69.  Is the Tropic of Cancer closer to the equator or the Arctic Circle?