Which of the following describes the property of true shape on a map?
Which of the following tools used by geographers and earth scientists depicts Earth’s area, shape, direction, proximity, and distance correctly?
a digital map
A paper map
The spatial inquiry step used by physical geographers to study a phenomenon on earth’s surface starts with:
Writing a theory
Making a map
Making empirical observation of the physical environment
Making an experiment
Formulating a hypothesis
A flow of energy in the earth system can be explained using ___________ as an example.
Photosynthesis – a process which converts solar energy from the sun to chemical energy found in the food we eat
Rain falls – rain causing running water, the kinetic energy from running water erodes hillsides causing mudflow
Solar radiation – energy heats a lake water, the lake water evaporates as latent heat
Electrical energy – electrical charge is produced with a thunderstorm resulting from releases of latent heat of condensation
All are good examples.
Distance between meridians on the equator is __compared to distance between meridians at 60° N or S.
If it is 10:00 am in London on Sunday, and what the local time and day in New York (75°W)?
5 am Sunday
4 am Saturday
2 pm Saturday
3 pm Sunday
Based on life experiences in the time zone you live, the use of DST (daylight saving), the practice of setting the clocks forward 1 hour from standard time at the start of spring months, and back again in the fall, has a negative or positive impact on:
All are true
If you travel around the world following the Prime Meridian and then the 180°longitude, your travel route makes:
a rhumb line
A small circle
A great circle
In contrast to a small circle, a great circle on the globe has the following feature(s):
It shows the shortest distance between two points on earth
It bisects the globe into two equal parts
It is represented by the equator as the only parallel that is a great circle
All listed are possible answers
A map is an abstract representation of the real world in a 2-D format. It must have/possess the following information to be considered as a map.
Theme and date of the information shown on the map
Direction pointing the North
A scale & legend
All listed. Otherwise, it is not a map.
A scale of 1:21,000,000 you see on the classroom world map or globe is regarded as
a large scale.
a medium scale
a small scale
an intermediate scale.
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