Geography Vocabulary
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by fiona liddell
| 20 Questions
Note from the author:
Introduction to geography
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What is geography?
2
10
List the 5 themes of geography.
3
10
A peninsula is..
A An area of land between hills
B An area of land that sticks out in the sea
C An area of land with a water source
D An area of land that rises higher than 2000ft
4
10
A dune is...
A A rounded, elevated area of small land
B A deep narrow valley
C A hill of sand shaped by the wind
D a hill of rock
5
10
A glacier is...
A An area in the desert with a water source
B A large flat elevated are of land
C An area of land that sticks out
D A large area of slow moving ice
6
10
An oasis is...
A An area in the desert with a water source
B A hill made of sand
C An area where a river deposits soil into the ocean
D A circular depression formed when a cave collapses
7
10
A valley is...
A An area of land near the ocean
B An area in the desert with a water source
C A large area of moving ice
D An area of low land between hills or mountains
8
10
A canyon is...
A A deep narrow valley with steep walls
B An area of low land between mountains or hills
C An area of land that sticks out
D An area where a river deposits soil into the ocean
9
10
What is a 'delta'?
10
10
A plateau is...
A A narrow body of water connecting 2 larger bodies of water
B An area of low land between hills or mountains
C A large elevated area of land
D An area of land near the ocean
11
10
What is a 'strait'?
12
10
An isthmus is...
A A narrow body of water connecting 2 larger bodies of water
B A narrow piece of land connecting 2 larger land areas
C A large area of moving ice
D An area of land that sticks out
13
10
What is a sinkhole?
A An are of the land near the ocean
B A hill of sand shaped by the wind
C A circular depression formed when the roof of a cave collapses
D An area in the dessert with a water source
14
10
Another name for a line of longitude is...
A A parallel
B The equator
C A meridian
D A gridline
15
10
Another name for a line of latitude is...
A peninsula
B The Prime Meridian
C A meridian
D A parallel
16
10
The line of latitude at 0 degrees is...
A The Prime Meridian
B The Equator
C The horizon
D A meridian
17
10
The lines of longitude are not parallel because...
18
10
What is 90 degrees North?
A Legend
B Equator
C South Pole
D North Pole
19
10
Draw a compass rose with directions
20
10
List 4 different types of maps
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