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Daily Geography 1

  

1.    What are the names of the Earth’s oceans?

a.                                 c.

b.                                d.  

2.    What is the name of the imaginary line that divides the Earth in half horizontally?

  

3.    What is the northernmost point in the world called?

  

4.    What part of a map contains the information on what the map’s symbols mean?

  

5.    Find an example of an area of land that is completely surrounded by water.  Write down its name.  What term is used to describe this type of land?

  

6.    All lines of longitude are measured east and west of what imaginary line?

 

 7.    What does a star on a map usually mean?

  

8.    Which of the following is not a state:  Idaho, Houston, New Mexico, Colorado?

 

Daily Geography 2

 

    1.    What are the names of the four hemispheres of  
          the  Earth?  In which two do you live?

a.                                        c.

b.                                      d.

 

2.    Is the Arctic Circle north or south of the Tropic    
      of Capricorn?

  

3.    What is the name given to a point of land extending into a body of water?

 

4.    What lines measure distances east and west of the Prime Meridian?

 

     5.    Which of the following is not a city:  Dallas, St.
           Paul, Cincinnati, Delaware?

 

6.    Locate the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern 
    Canada.  Now write a definition of a gulf.

 

 7.    Latitude is measured north and south of what  
       imaginary line?

 

8.    What is the capital of the largest country in northern Africa?

 

 

Daily Geography 3

 

1.    Is the Tropic of Capricorn north or south of the equator?

 

2.    What are the names of the seven continents of the earth? 

a.

b.

c.

d.

e.

f.

g.

 

3.    What is the difference between latitude and longitude?

  

4.    French Guiana and Guyana are countries on what continent?

 

5.    Which oceans do the equator cross?

 

6.    What line of longitude forms the other half of the Prime Meridian?

 

7.    What is the capital of the only state bordered on the south by Arkansas and through which the 40   N line of latitude passes?

  

8.    What is the capital of the Central American country that has a major canal running through it?

 

Daily Geography 4

 

1.    What is the capital of the South American country of Brazil?
  

2.    What country has the largest land area in the Western Hemisphere?
 
 

3.    What is the city located on the Chesapeake Bay that is the capital of Maryland?
  

4.    Through which four South American countries does the 20 degrees S line of latitude pass?

  

5.    On what continents can these, the four longest rivers in the world, be found? 
(1.) Nile
(2.) Amazon
(3.) Chang Jian
(4.) Mississippi

6.    Is Lima, the capital of Peru, east or west of the 80 degrees W line of longitude?

     7.    What are the three continents with the largest land areas in the world?

  

8.    How many degrees south of the equator is the South Pole?

 

Daily Geography 5

  

1.    What is the capital of the country whose neighbors are Colombia, Brazil, and Guyana?

  

2.    If you are a resident of Canberra, Australia, are you a resident of an island or a continent?

  

3.    Why are lines of latitude and longitude important?

  

4.    Name the seven countries that are part of Central America.

  

5.    Which continent is smaller in land area than Europe?

  

6.    What is the capital of the country through which the 40 degrees N line of latitude
and 20 degrees E line of longitude pass?

  

7.    Into how many degrees of longitude is the Earth divided?

 8.  If it is dawn in the eastern U.S., what is it in the
      western U.S.?  Why?

 

Daily Geography 6

  

1.    Which country has the most land in both Europe and Asia?

  

2.    Which nation is farther south, Egypt or Greece?

  

3.    Madrid: Spain :: _________________ : India

 

4.    What two continents have a similar physical shape?

  

5.    The 0 degree line of longitude which passes through Greenwich, England, is called the __________________________?

  

6.    Islamabad is the capital of the country that borders Afghanistan, , Tajikistan, Iran, and India.  What is this country’s name?

  

7.    Does a line of latitude or of longitude divide the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres?

 

8.  What are the five themes of geography?

 

Daily Geography 7

  

1.    Which two hemispheres have the most land area?

  

2.    What lines act as an “invisible grid” over the earth?

  

3.    What is the capital of the country with the most land area in North America?

  

4.    How many degrees (rounded to the nearest 5 degrees) are there between the equator and the northern tip of Australia?

 

5.    What are the five countries in Western Africa that lie on or between 20 degrees N and 10 degrees N?  Along the coastline of which ocean do they lie?

  

6.    The second largest sea in the world is south of Haiti and The Dominican Republic.  What is its name?

  

7.    What country in southern Africa, with Mozambique and South Africa on its eastern and southern borders respectively, used to be called Rhodesia?

 

8.  Draw a compass rose and label the eight cardinal
     and intermediate directions.

 

Daily Geography 8

  1.  From which direction does the sun rise in San Francisco,
        CA?

  2.  Name three seas that surround the Philippine Islands.
 

  3.  Which tropic cuts through a large North
        American country?  What is the name of the country?
 

  4.  What state is west of New Hampshire and east of
        New York?

  5.  What oceans border Indonesia?
 

  6.  What type of land form separates Asia from Europe? 
       What is its name?

  7.  What continent is south of the four major oceans of the world?
 

  8.  What capital city is near the equator and 80 degrees W
        line of longitude?

Daily Geography 9
Reminder:  DOG is not accepted if the questions and answers are not on your paper
when you come into class.  Also, please remember the academic policy when doing
your homework.  :)

  1.  Which country has the largest land area in
        North America?

  2.  What lines of latitude determine the "tropics"?

 

  3.  Which ocean is larger, the Arctic or Indian?

 

  4.  Name at least 2 items a map's key should include.

 

  5.  Washington, D.C. : United States : :
         ____________________ : China

  6.  Why is Greenwich, England, so important to
       a geographer?

  7.  What is the easternmost contiguous state in the United States?

 

  8.  What city is the capital of Alabama and the 1st
        capital of the Confederacy?

 

Daily Geography 10                   

 

  1.  Which state usually has the coldest weather year round and why:  Oregon, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia?

 

  2.  Where is the largest gulf in the world located? What is its name?

 

  3.  The land masses of Europe and Asia, together, are sometimes called _________________

 

  4.  Name the two states that are not part of the contiguous United States.

 

  5.  Every ___________ degrees of longitude on the Earth marks another time zone.  Into how many time zones is the Earth divided?

 

  6.  What state is due north of Pennsylvania?

 

  7.  What is the approximate degree of longitude for the International Date Line?  Why is it approximate and not exact?

 

  8.  Name the 4 oceans in order of size, smallest to largest.

 

Daily Geography 11                

  1.  Names the five Great Lakes

 

  2.  Albany : New York : : ___________________ : Oregon

 

  3.  What is the name of the largest lake in Central
       America?

 

  4.  What do the following countries have in common:
        Angola, French Guiana, Canada, Portugal?


  5.  Name the country in southeast Asia between Myanmar and
      Laos that used to be called Siam. 

 

  6.  How many countries does the Antarctic Circle pass
       through?

 

  7.  What ocean is closest to Mongolia?

 

  8.  What is the capital of the island that has the Sea
        of Japan as its western border?

 

Daily Geography 12                                                  

  1.  What is the name of the country completely
       surrounded by South Africa?

 

  2.  What are the two largest seas in southern Europe that touch Russia?

 

  3.  Which state capital is farther north, Utah's or
        Illinois's?  How do you know?

 

  4.  What imaginary lines divide the Earth into the
        Eastern and Western hemispheres?

 

  5.  Seoul is the capital of which east Asian nation?

 

  6.  Which is closer to the South Pole, the southern tip
       of Africa or the most southern edge of mainland 
       Australia?

 

  7.  What is the name of the Spanish islands off the
       northwest coast of Africa?

 

  8.  What continents does the Arctic Circle pass
         through?

 

Daily Geography 13           
Remember, DOG will not be accepted if the questions and answers are not on your paper when you come into class.  Please also remember the academic policy when doing your homework.  :)

  

1.    Which is smaller, the Red Sea or the Mediterranean Sea?

  

2.    There are ______degrees between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer?

  

3.    Ankara is the capital of  __________, a country which occupies land known as Asia Minor?

  

4.    What continents do not have any land in the Southern Hemisphere?

  

5.    What states border Lake Michigan?

  

6.    How many of the Unites States are on or above the 60 degrees N line of latitude?

  

7.    What do the following countries have in common: Chad, Paraguay, Hungary, Swaziland?

  

    8.  What is the name of one of the largest bodies of fresh
         water in the world that is located in eastern Africa?

 

Daily Geography 14                     Name:

  

1.    What two North American countries touch the Beaufort Sea?

  

2.    Are there any states located south of 25 degrees N latitude? If so, which one(s)?

 

3.    What one country borders the Mediterranean Sea on the Iberian Peninsula?

  

4.    What is the name of the bay that is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Hudson Strait?

  

5.    What body of water separates Iran from Saudi Arabia?

  

6.    If you were designing a map of your city, would you let 1 inch equal 1 mile, 100 miles, or 500 miles?  Why?

  

7.    What line of latitude falls halfway between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn?

 

   8.  Which of the following states is farthest north: Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, or Michigan? 
         What is the capital city?