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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 3

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:

a) meridians
b) parallels
c) degrees
d) rhumb lines
e) mercators

Question 2:

a) Parallel
b) Meridian
c) Latitude
d) Longitude
e) Mercator

Question 3:

a) GPS
b) GIS
c) UTM
d) RS

Question 4:

a) Tangent
b) Scale
c) Area
d) Shape

Question 5:

a) draw the globe so that it looks flat
b) position satellites to observe the Earth
c) read coordinates
d) calculate the distance of stars in different galaxies

Question 6:

a) To minimize distortion
b) To devote most of the projection to the parts that project best
c) To de-emphasize areas that are not essential
d) All of the above.

Question 7:

a) Point symbols
b) Line symbols
c) Area symbols
d) Shape symbols
e) Volume symbols
f) All of the above.

Question 8:

a) Gamma rays
b) X rays
c) Alpha rays
d) Visible light
e) Radio waves

Question 9:

a) an object that reflects a unique pattern of electromagnetic energy
b) an image that is exposed to light
c) a map that is colour coded
d) a camera that can detect ultraviolet radiation
e) a remote sensing scanner that can attuned to several different spectral bands

Question 10:

a) Aerial photography
b) Photogrammetry
c) Ground-based photography
d) Satellite imagery
e) All of the above.

Question 11:

a) Mercator projection
b) Conic projection
c) Planar projection
d) Equal-area projection
e) Magnified projection

Question 12:

a) area
b) tangency
c) volume
d) contouring
e) scale

Question 13:

a) isolines
b) biolines
c) great circles
d) small circles
e) rhumb lines

Question 14:

a) the Equator
b) the Prime Meridian
c) the North Pole
d) the South Pole
e) Greenwich, England

Question 15:

a) the Equator
b) Greenwich, England
c) the North Pole
d) present-day Iraq
e) the South Pole

Question 16:

a) True
b) False

Question 17:

a) True
b) False

Question 18:

a) True
b) False

Question 19:

a) True
b) False

Question 20:

a) True
b) False

Question 21:

a) True
b) False