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Daily Geography 1


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.    Which of the following is not a state:  Idaho, Houston, New Mexico, Colorado?


Daily Geography 2


    1.    What are the names of the four hemispheres of  
          the  Earth?  In which two do you live?

a.                                        c.

b.                                      d.


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


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


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


     5.    Which of the following is not a city:  Dallas, St.
           Paul, Cincinnati, Delaware?


6.    Locate the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern 
    Canada.  Now write a definition of a gulf.


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


8.    What is the capital of the largest country in northern Africa?



Daily Geography 3


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


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









3.    What is the difference between latitude and longitude?


4.    French Guiana and Guyana are countries on what continent?


5.    Which oceans do the equator cross?


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


7.    What is the capital of the only state bordered on the south by Arkansas and through which the 40   N line of latitude passes?


8.    What is the capital of the Central American country that has a major canal running through it?


Daily Geography 4


1.    What is the capital of the South American country of Brazil?

2.    What country has the largest land area in the Western Hemisphere?

3.    What is the city located on the Chesapeake Bay that is the capital of Maryland?

4.    Through which four South American countries does the 20 degrees S line of latitude pass?


5.    On what continents can these, the four longest rivers in the world, be found? 
(1.) Nile
(2.) Amazon
(3.) Chang Jian
(4.) Mississippi

6.    Is Lima, the capital of Peru, east or west of the 80 degrees W line of longitude?

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


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


Daily Geography 5


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


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


3.    Why are lines of latitude and longitude important?


4.    Name the seven countries that are part of Central America.


5.    Which continent is smaller in land area than Europe?


6.    What is the capital of the country through which the 40 degrees N line of latitude
and 20 degrees E line of longitude pass?


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

 8.  If it is dawn in the eastern U.S., what is it in the
      western U.S.?  Why?


Daily Geography 6


1.    Which country has the most land in both Europe and Asia?


2.    Which nation is farther south, Egypt or Greece?


3.    Madrid: Spain :: _________________ : India


4.    What two continents have a similar physical shape?


5.    The 0 degree line of longitude which passes through Greenwich, England, is called the __________________________?


6.    Islamabad is the capital of the country that borders Afghanistan, , Tajikistan, Iran, and India.  What is this country’s name?


7.    Does a line of latitude or of longitude divide the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres?


8.  What are the five themes of geography?


Daily Geography 7


1.    Which two hemispheres have the most land area?


2.    What lines act as an “invisible grid” over the earth?


3.    What is the capital of the country with the most land area in North America?


4.    How many degrees (rounded to the nearest 5 degrees) are there between the equator and the northern tip of Australia?


5.    What are the five countries in Western Africa that lie on or between 20 degrees N and 10 degrees N?  Along the coastline of which ocean do they lie?


6.    The second largest sea in the world is south of Haiti and The Dominican Republic.  What is its name?


7.    What country in southern Africa, with Mozambique and South Africa on its eastern and southern borders respectively, used to be called Rhodesia?


8.  Draw a compass rose and label the eight cardinal
     and intermediate directions.


Daily Geography 8

  1.  From which direction does the sun rise in San Francisco,

  2.  Name three seas that surround the Philippine Islands.

  3.  Which tropic cuts through a large North
        American country?  What is the name of the country?

  4.  What state is west of New Hampshire and east of
        New York?

  5.  What oceans border Indonesia?

  6.  What type of land form separates Asia from Europe? 
       What is its name?

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

  8.  What capital city is near the equator and 80 degrees W
        line of longitude?

Daily Geography 9
Reminder:  DOG is not accepted if the questions and answers are not on your paper
when you come into class.  Also, please remember the academic policy when doing
your homework.  :)

  1.  Which country has the largest land area in
        North America?

  2.  What lines of latitude determine the "tropics"?


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


  4.  Name at least 2 items a map's key should include.


  5.  Washington, D.C. : United States : :
         ____________________ : China

  6.  Why is Greenwich, England, so important to
       a geographer?

  7.  What is the easternmost contiguous state in the United States?


  8.  What city is the capital of Alabama and the 1st
        capital of the Confederacy?


Daily Geography 10                   


  1.  Which state usually has the coldest weather year round and why:  Oregon, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia?


  2.  Where is the largest gulf in the world located? What is its name?


  3.  The land masses of Europe and Asia, together, are sometimes called _________________


  4.  Name the two states that are not part of the contiguous United States.


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


  6.  What state is due north of Pennsylvania?


  7.  What is the approximate degree of longitude for the International Date Line?  Why is it approximate and not exact?


  8.  Name the 4 oceans in order of size, smallest to largest.


Daily Geography 11                

  1.  Names the five Great Lakes


  2.  Albany : New York : : ___________________ : Oregon


  3.  What is the name of the largest lake in Central


  4.  What do the following countries have in common:
        Angola, French Guiana, Canada, Portugal?

  5.  Name the country in southeast Asia between Myanmar and
      Laos that used to be called Siam. 


  6.  How many countries does the Antarctic Circle pass


  7.  What ocean is closest to Mongolia?


  8.  What is the capital of the island that has the Sea
        of Japan as its western border?


Daily Geography 12                                                  

  1.  What is the name of the country completely
       surrounded by South Africa?


  2.  What are the two largest seas in southern Europe that touch Russia?


  3.  Which state capital is farther north, Utah's or
        Illinois's?  How do you know?


  4.  What imaginary lines divide the Earth into the
        Eastern and Western hemispheres?


  5.  Seoul is the capital of which east Asian nation?


  6.  Which is closer to the South Pole, the southern tip
       of Africa or the most southern edge of mainland 


  7.  What is the name of the Spanish islands off the
       northwest coast of Africa?


  8.  What continents does the Arctic Circle pass


Daily Geography 13           
Remember, DOG will not be accepted if the questions and answers are not on your paper when you come into class.  Please also remember the academic policy when doing your homework.  :)


1.    Which is smaller, the Red Sea or the Mediterranean Sea?


2.    There are ______degrees between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer?


3.    Ankara is the capital of  __________, a country which occupies land known as Asia Minor?


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


5.    What states border Lake Michigan?


6.    How many of the Unites States are on or above the 60 degrees N line of latitude?


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


    8.  What is the name of one of the largest bodies of fresh
         water in the world that is located in eastern Africa?


Daily Geography 14                     Name:


1.    What two North American countries touch the Beaufort Sea?


2.    Are there any states located south of 25 degrees N latitude? If so, which one(s)?


3.    What one country borders the Mediterranean Sea on the Iberian Peninsula?


4.    What is the name of the bay that is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Hudson Strait?


5.    What body of water separates Iran from Saudi Arabia?


6.    If you were designing a map of your city, would you let 1 inch equal 1 mile, 100 miles, or 500 miles?  Why?


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


   8.  Which of the following states is farthest north: Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, or Michigan? 
         What is the capital city?


Daily Geography 15                     Name:                                             Due:


1.    What five Asian countries are landlocked?


2.    What is the name of the body of water that is part of the Indian Ocean between the east coast of India and the Malay Peninsula?


3.    Which country is the smallest in land area in Central America?  Which is the largest?


4.    What do Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan all have in common?


5.    If you travel from the Eastern time zone to the Central time zone, you need to adjust your watch.  What do you need to do to it?


6.    What two countries in the Caribbean Sea share the same island?


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

8. What continent lies south of the Atlantic Ocean?


Daily Geography 16                  Name:                                           

1.    Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point on what continent?


2.    What capital city is near 20 degrees N latitude and 100 degrees W longitude?


3.    Would you probably find a scale of 1 in. equals 1,500 mi. on a map of your city, state, or world?


4.    Name at least four countries on the African continent that are landlocked?


5.    In what island nation does the equator cross 120 degrees E longitude?


6.    What is the name of the only U.S. capital with three words in its name?


7.    In what country does 40 degrees N latitude cross 40 degrees E longitude?  


    8.   Which city is the capital of Hungary: Bucharest, Budapest, Vienna, Prague?


Daily Geography 17                                        

1.    ________________ is the isthmus which connects North and South America.


2.    List the continents of the world arranged in land size, from smallest to largest (label largest and smallest)


3.    What do Kingston, Jamaica and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo both have in common?


4.    What is the proper noun name of the natural boundary which separates Texas from Mexico?


5.    What capital city is near 40 degrees N. latitude and 83 degrees W longitude?


6.    What large desert is found in Mongolia and northern China?


7.    Which area has the highest elevation, eastern or western Brazil?


8.  What is the capital of the landlocked country that borders Russia to the north and China to the south?


Daily Geography 18                                Name:


1.    What body of water connects the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Ontario?


2.    List three types of landforms and provide an example of each.



3.    Honiara is the capital of what island group found northeast of Australia?


4.    Which state is due south of Kentucky?


5.    A location exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole has latitude of how many degrees?


6.    Which state capital is east of 90 degrees W longitude:  Jackson, Indianapolis, St. Paul?


7.    Describe the Atlantic Ocean’s location in relation to the continents it touches?


8.  Is most of Africa north or south of the equator?


Daily Geography 19                   Name:                                      

1.    If you were at 0 degrees latitude and 0 degrees longitude, would you be walking or swimming?


2.    Which continent has the least land area, North America or South America?


3.    On which continent and in which hemispheres do you reside?


4.    North of Spain there is a country that has coastlines on both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean? What is the capital of the country?


5.    Does the Tagus River have its source or mouth in Spain?


6.    What two countries share the island of Hispaniola?


7.    What continents does the Arabian Sea border?


8.  What is the capital of the country whose western border includes Lebanon?


Daily Geography 20    Name: 

1.    The mouth of the Parana River is located in Argentina. In what country can its source be found?


2.    In what ocean do 20 degrees S latitude and 80 degrees E longitude intersect?


3.    Land formed by soil deposited at the mouth of a river is a (an)____________. Find an example of one on your map.


4.    What is the only colony on the South American continent?


5.    Is it farther to go from Venezuela to Bolivia or Venezuela to Cuba?


6.    What is name of the salt lake located on the border between Israel and Jordan?


7.    Kathmandu is the capital of which Asian nation?


8.  What is the name of a well-known cape in the state of


Daily Geography 21                                    Name :                                                                                                                                      

1.    In what direction does the Nile river flow?


2.    Paris, France, is southeast of the intersection of _______ degree(s) longitude and _______ degree(s) N latitude?


3.    Does Mexico have more coastline on the Gulf of Mexico or on the Pacific Ocean?


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


5.    What country possesses Easter Island off the coast of South America?


6.    What is the westernmost state in the United States?


7.    What forms the natural boundary between Argentina and Uruguay?

What is the name of the country located in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain?


Daily Geography 22                                 Name:


1.    What gulf is south of Yemen and north of Somalia?


2.    What is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago?


3.    What large river in eastern Europe passes through Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary?


4.    Along what line of longitude does the northeast border of California lie?


5.    What large desert in Africa is almost as big as the forty-eight contiguous states in the United States?


6.    The delta of what river is south of the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago?


7.    What is the capital of Montana, the state with the fourth largest land area in the United States?


8.  What is the proper noun name of the natural boundary between France and Spain?


Daily Geography 23                                           Name:

  1.  Sofia is the capital of what European nation?

  2.  Find the Nile River in Africa.  What two major cities are located near its delta?

  3.  What larger island is found off the coast of southern Labrador?

  4.  What is the capital of the only state that has a coastline on the Gulf of Mexico and where the
       100 degrees W longitude passes through the state?

  5.  Which city doesn't lie near the Mexican border:    El Paso, San Francisco, Laredo?

  6.  What European city is near the intersection of 60 degrees N  latitude and 30 degrees E longitude?

  7.  What major river is found in northeast India?

  8.  Three-fourths of an inch on a map equals 500 mi.  From  Chicago to Cleveland is 1/2 of an inch. 
       How far would this be in miles?


Daily Geography 24                                               Name:

1.    What country is due south of Egypt?


2.    Is Phnom Penh or Hanoi the capital of Vietnam?


3.    What country that is not a member of the commonwealth of Independent States borders the world’s largest lake?


4.    What river runs west to east across the northern part of Italy?


5.    What is the capital of the Scandinavian nation whose eastern border is Russia?


6.    Which will have dawn first, eastern continental North America or eastern continental South America?


7.    What is the capital of Idaho?

8.  What country has the longest border on the
     Arabian Sea?