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Geographic Terms

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"Geography" is the study of what?

  • The rocks of the earth
  • The earth's climate
  • The earth's core
  • The surface of the earth

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What term is used to describe a map-maker?

  • Cartographer
  • Geographer
  • Geomorphologist
  • Lexicographer

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What geographic feature causes the formation of a U-shaped valley?

  • Strong offshore current
  • Glacier
  • Swift-flowing river
  • Warm, dry wind

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How is the line of zero degrees longitude commonly known?

  • Arctic Circle
  • Equator
  • Greenwich Meridian
  • Tropic Of Cancer

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"Nimbus", launched in 1964, was the world's first what?

  • Alpine photography service
  • In-car satellite navigation device
  • Weather satellite
  • Rain gauge

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What do we call accumulations of sand grains shaped into mounds?

  • Sand banks
  • Sand drifts
  • Sand dunes
  • Sand ridges

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What word describes a very deep and narrow river valley?

  • Canyon
  • Ravine
  • Rift
  • Vale

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Geographically, what are "Eurasian", "Philippine Sea" and "Indian-Australian"?

  • Series of fault lines
  • Tectonic plates
  • Warm ocean streams
  • Weather systems

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What lines on maps join points of similar height?

  • Bridle paths
  • Grid references
  • Contour lines
  • Isobars

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What stretch of a river is the final stage before reaching the river mouth?

  • Channel
  • Delta
  • Estuary
  • Tributary

 

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