GEOGRAPHY PRE-TEST

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GEOGRAPHY PRE-TEST
Created by Ms. Panasyan, the Instructional Coach for 7th
grade students
Why do I need to study
Geography?
1. Any natural feature on the Earth
surface, such as a mountain, hill,
plateau, or plain is called…
a.
b.
c.
d.
Continent
Landform
Feature
Legend
2. What is precipitation?
a. The amount of pressure in
atmosphere
b. Level of water in reservoir
c. Water pressure
d. Water in the form of rain,
snow, or hail
3.
0 degrees of longitude is
called….
A. the Prime Meridian
B. The International Date
Line
C. The Equator
D. The North Pole
4.
O degrees of latitude is called
A. the Prime Meridian
B. The International
Date Line
C. The Equator
D. The North Pole
5.On most maps, the top of the map
usually represents which direction?
A. North
B. South
C. East
D. West
6.Most of the Earth’s surface is
covered by…
A. land
B. forest
C. water
D. desert
7. The Northern and Southern
Hemispheres are divided by what line?
A. The International Date Line
B. The Equator
C. The Line of Control
D. The Prime Meridian
8. Which city does the Prime
Meridian pass through?
A. New York
B. Greenwich
C. Buenos Aires
D. London
9.Which river runs north to south
across the United States?
A. The Jordan
B. The Euphrates
C. The Missouri
D. The Mississippi
10.What body of water does that
river empty into?
A. The Atlantic
Ocean
B. The Gulf of
Mexico
C. The Pacific Ocean
D. The Adriatic Sea
11. Which mountain range is the
longest in the world?
A. The Rocky Mountains
B. The Himalayans
C. The Andes
D. Sierra Nevada
Mountain
12. Which mountain range is the
highest in the world?
A.
B.
C.
D.
The Himalayans
The Appalachians
The Urals
The Andes
13. Which mountains divide
Europe from Asia?
A. The Sierra Nevada Mountains
B. The Turkish Mountains
C. The Himalayans
D. The Urals
14. Cape Horn is the most southern point
of which continent?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Europe
Asia
South America
Africa
15. Which continent is the largest?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Asia
North America
South America
Australia
16. Which continent is the
smallest?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Antarctica
Asia
Africa
Australia
17.The Eastern and Western Hemispheres
are divided by what line?
A. The Equator
B. The Prime Meridian
C. The International Date
Line
D. The Middle Line
18.What can be found at 90
degrees latitude?
A.
B.
C.
D.
The North Pole
Helsinki, Finland
Anchorage, Alaska
Really good skiing
For numbers 19-25 read each statement carefully.
Write T if the statement is true and F if the statement is
false
19. Latitude and longitude lines are measured
in degrees, minutes, and seconds_________
20. Latitude refers to a distance away from the
Equator__________
21. A continent is a small landform surrounded
by water__________
22. The International Date Line is at 180
degrees longitude_____
Continue…
23. The parallel lines running north to south on
a globe are called lines of latitude_____
24. The parallel lines running north to south on
a globe are called lines of longitude_____
25.The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean______
For numbers 26-30 write a short
answer to the questions
26. Write a definition for the term “Geography”
27. What are four cardinal directions?
28. List seven continents on the planet Earth
29. Name the countries that physically border
the United States of America
30. How many states does United States of
America has as of today?
Now, let’s check the answers:
• Switch your pre-test with your
partner.
• Write your name at the bottom of
the paper: “corrected by…”
• If the answer is correct – leave it as
is.
• If the answer is wrong— cross out
the letter.
1. Any natural feature on the Earth surface,
such as a mountain, hill, plateau, or plain is
called…
a.
b.
c.
d.
Continent
Landform
Feature
Legend
2. What is precipitation?
a. The amount of pressure in
atmosphere
b. Level of water in reservoir
c. Water pressure
d. Water in the form of rain,
snow, or hail
3.
0 degrees of longitude is
called….
• A. the Prime Meridian
• B. The International
Date Line
• C. The Equator
• D. The North Pole
4.
O degrees of latitude is called
A. the Prime Meridian
B. The International
Date Line
C. The Equator
D. The North Pole
5.On most maps, the top of the map
usually represents which direction?
A. North
B. South
C. East
D. West
6.Most of the Earth’s surface is
covered by…
A. land
B. forest
C. water
D. desert
7. The Northern and Southern
Hemispheres are divided by what line?
A. The International Date Line
B. The Equator
C. The Line of Control
D. The Prime Meridian
8. Which city does the Prime
Meridian pass through?
Greenwich
A. New York
B. Greenwich
C. Buenos Aires
D. London
9.Which river runs north to south
across the United States?
A. The Jordan
B. The Euphrates
C. The Missouri
D. The Mississippi
10.What body of water does that
river empty into?
A. The Atlantic Ocean
B. The Gulf of Mexico
C. The Pacific Ocean
D. The Adriatic Sea
11. Which mountain range is the
longest in the world?
A. The Rocky Mountains
B. The Himalayans
C. The Andes
D. Sierra Nevada
Mountain
12. Which mountain range is the
highest in the world?
A.
B.
C.
D.
The Himalayans
The Appalachians
The Urals
The Andes
13. Which mountains divide
Europe from Asia?
A. The Sierra Nevada Mountains
B. The Turkish Mountains
C. The Himalayans
D. The Urals
14. Cape Horn is the most southern point
of which continent?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Europe
Asia
South America
Africa
15. Which continent is the largest?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Asia
North America
South America
Australia
16. Which continent is the
smallest?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Antarctica
Asia
Africa
Australia
17.The Eastern and Western Hemispheres
are divided by what line?
• A. The Equator
• B. The Prime Meridian
• C. The International
Date Line
• D. The Middle Line
18.What can be found at 90
degrees latitude?
A.
B.
C.
D.
The North Pole
Helsinki, Finland
Anchorage, Alaska
Really good skiing
For numbers 19-25 read each statement carefully.
Write T if the statement is true and F if the statement is
false
19. Latitude and longitude lines are measured
in degrees, minutes, and seconds__T
20. Latitude refers to a distance away from the
Equator_____T
21. A continent is a small landform surrounded
by water___F
22. The International Date Line is at 180
degrees longitude__T
Continue…
23. The parallel lines running north to south on
a globe are called lines of latitude_T
24. The parallel lines running north to south on
a globe are called lines of longitude_F
25.The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean__T
For numbers 26-30 write a short answer to
the questions
26. Write a definition for the term “Geography”
Geography is a study of Earth
27. What are four cardinal directions?
North, South, East, West.
28. List seven continents on the planet Earth
N. America ,S. America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Antarctica,
Australia
29. Name the countries that physically border the United
States of America Canada & Mexico
30. How many states does United States of America has
as of today? 50
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