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Geography 9th Grade
Geography Test 9th Grade
(STAR) What is the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on earth?
(STAR) Another basic tool used by geographers are the five themes of geography:
(STAR) What is the exact place on the earth a geographic feature, such as a city, is found?
To locate places north or south, geographers use a set of imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator. These lines are called what?
To locate places east or west, geographers use a set of imaginary lines that go around the earth over the poles. These lines are called what?
Geographers use a variety of methods to study the use of space on Earth. The most common ones are visual representations of a portion of earth called what?
The question "What is it like?" refers to the geographic theme of the what?
The question "how are places similar or different" refers to the geographic theme of what?
Latin America, Europe, and Africa are examples of what?
People draining swamps or digging irrigation ditches are examples of theme of what?
Geographers analyze the geographic theme of MOVEMENT (know this) by looking at three types of distances:
What distance means how far across the earth an idea, a person, or a product travels?
Geographers use a variety of tools. A three dimensional representation of earth is called what?
A two-dimensional graphic representation of a selected part of the earth's surface is called what?
(STAR) What is the disadvantage of a map?
DISTORTION, which occurs as the earth's surface is flattened by the map
How do mapmakers solve the distortion problem?
by using map projections
(STAR) What is another name for mapmaker?
Three types of maps are:
A general reference map is sometimes called what?
Data used for making maps is gathered primarily by:
areal photography (or by satellites)
This satellite can photograph the entire earth in 16 days.
A familiar tool of geographer is what?
GPS uses a series of 24 satellites called what?
navstars (which beam info to the earth)
The newest tool in the geographers toolbox is what?
GIS (it uses digital map info to create a databank)
(STAR) Introduced by the Chinese in the 1100s and helped to accurately determine direction?
This shows you north (N), south (S), east (E), and west (W) directions on a map (but sometimes only N is indicated):
(STAR) A geographer decides what scale to use for a map by determining how much detail to show.
a SMALL scale shows small detail
a LARGE scale shows large detail
Geographers use the grid system to identify this?
The grid system uses two kinds of imaginary lines called what?
latitude and longitude
A projection is a way of showing the WHAT of the earth on a flat map?
Three types of projection maps are:
These maps help you to see the types of landforms and bodies of water found in a specific area:
These maps show features on the earth's surface that hum as created:
These maps focus on a specific idea:
These maps use color, symbols, dots, or lines to help you see patterns related to a specific idea:
In a cartogram, the size of each county is drag in proportion to what (rather than land size)?
Flow line maps illustrate the movement of: