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					World Studies                                                                   Name _______________________________
Mr. Grenz
Geography Unit                                                                  Date _____________           Period _________
Geography Skills Questions

Directions: Utilize your "Geography Skills Handbook" to help you answer the following questions. Although complete
sentences are not necessary, thoughtful and thorough answers are.

THINKING LIKE A GEOGRAPHER

1.      What type of tools and technologies would you need in order to help you practice the skill of analyzing geographic
        information? (5 tools/technologies)




2.      Geography often begins with the question _____________?

3.      The basic tool for answering the previous question is ________________.

4.      What is another name for a line of latitude?


5.      What is another name for a line of longitude? What is the name of the line at 0 degrees longitude?


FROM GLOBES TO MAPS

6.      What is the most accurate depiction of area, distance, and direction concerning the earth?


7.      What happens when the curves of a globe become straight lines on a map?


8.      Approximately how many kinds of map projections are there?


9.      What are the three basic categories of map projections?




10.     What is the shortest distance between two points on a globe?



COMMON MAP PROJECTIONS

11.     What are the four most popular map projections?


12.     What is the problem with the Robinson projection?



13.     What is a positive aspect about the Goode's Interrupted Equal-Area Projection?


14.     GIS is an abbreviation for what
READING A MAP

15.    Define:           Key:

                         Compass Rose:

                         Scale Bar:

16.    What is the difference between small-scale and large-scale maps?




17.    What is the difference between absolute location and relative location?



18.    ___________________ ____________________ maps are typically used for reference, education, and travel.


19.    Describe the difference between a physical map and a political map.




20.    _________________-____________________ maps emphasize a single idea or a particular kind of information about
       an area.


GRAPHS, CHARTS, AND DIAGRAMS

21.    Most graphs show two sets of data, one displayed along the _____________________ axis and the other displayed

       along the ___________________ axis.


22.    What does a line graph show?


23.    What does a bar graph typically show?


24.    A circle graph shows the _______________________ of ___________________ to a _____________________.


GEOGRAPHIC DICTIONARY (Please define the following words)

25.    Continent

26.    Gulf

27.    Isthmus

28.    Mouth (of a river)

29.    Peninsula

30.    Prime Meridian

				
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