7th Grade Social Studies Map Quiz 2

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Globe

Ball-shaped model of the entire planet

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Equator

An imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the North and South Poles.

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latitude

The distance north or south of the Earth’s Equator

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prime meridian

An imaginary line that circles the globe and breaks it into an eastern and western half.

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Longitude

The distance east or west of Earth’s Prime Meridian.

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Hemisphere

A half of the globe, divided by lines of latitude and longitude. North, South, East and West Hemispheres.

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continent

A large landmass that is part of Earth’s Crust.

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Political Map

Map type showing the major political features of a region: Borders, Capital Cities, and more.

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Physical Map

Map type showing the major physical features of a region: Mountains, rivers, oceans, islands, deserts, etc

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Thematic Map

Map type showing one specific topic: Climate, resources, population, etc.

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The 7 continents are:

Antarctica, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America

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Map

a flat drawing that shows all or part of Earth's surface

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Cartography

The science of making maps

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globe

a ball shaped model of the entire planet

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map title

tells the subject of the map

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compass rose

a diagram of a compass showing directions (North, South, East, West)

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map scale

compares a distance on a map with a distance in the real world

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map legend (key)

a box or other display on a map that explains the meaning of the symbols used on the map

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locator map

shows where in the world the area on the map is located

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cardinal directions

North, South, East, West

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Global Positioning System (GPS)

A system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers.

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