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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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