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9Weeks Checkup Practice Quiz

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

What water feature was explored by Lewis and Clark?
a.
Colorado River
c.
Great Lakes
b.
Gulf of Mexico
d.
Columbia River
 

 2. 

A person who makes maps:
a.
paleontologist
c.
cartographer
b.
politician
d.
historian
 

 3. 

A representation of all parts of the earth’s surface, showing  countries, bodies of water, and cities:
a.
artifact
c.
map projection
b.
scale
d.
map
 

 4. 

An ocean is a large body of fresh water.
a.
True
b.
False
 

 5. 

A huge area of land is called:
a.
continent
c.
Antarctic Circle
b.
grid
d.
Tropic of Capricorn
 

 6. 

What river forms the border between Texas and Mexico?
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a.
2
c.
4
b.
1
d.
3
 

 7. 

Lines of latitude run _____________ to _________________
a.
east to west
c.
from the Continental Divide to the Equator
b.
from Greenwich to the North Pole
d.
north to south
 

 8. 

A collection of maps is called an  __________________.
a.
thesaurus
c.
cartography
b.
scale
d.
atlas
 

 9. 

The study of the Earth’s surface:
a.
map scale
c.
history
b.
geography
d.
biology
 

 10. 

Which river was explored by the Spanish?
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a.
1
c.
3
b.
2
d.
4
 

 11. 

This map is an example of what type of map?
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a.
regional
c.
political
b.
physical
d.
thematic
 

 12. 

Which point signifies 60 degrees north latitude, 90 degrees east longitude?
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a.
1
c.
3
b.
2
d.
4
 

 13. 

Which city is closest to 90 degrees west longitude?
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a.
St. Louis
c.
Seattle
b.
San Francisco
d.
Chicago
 

 14. 

The point located in Antarctic that is furthest from the Equator:
a.
North Pole
c.
Bering Strait
b.
isthmus of Panama
d.
South Pole
 

 15. 

What is the difference between a plateau and a plain?
a.
A plateau is usually closer to the ocean
c.
A plain is an island
b.
A plain includes more mountains
d.
A plateau is higher than a plain.
 



 
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