WFA#1 - Kenton County Schools

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WEEKLY FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT #1
1. The four compass points—north, south, east, west—are referred to as what?
a. a legend or a key
b. map projections
c. cardinal directions
d. map distortions
2. The study of the Earth’s surface and the processes that shape it, the connections
between places, and the relationships between people and their environment.
a. Geology
b. Psychology
c. Civics
d. Geography
3. The Equator and the Prime Meridian slice the Earth into how many different
hemispheres?
a. 2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 8
4. Cutting trails into a mountain would be an example of which of the following
Themes of Geography?
a. Movement
b. Human-Environment Interaction
c. Location
d. Regions
5. Early Native Americans living in the Southwest learned to build irrigation
systems to water their crops. This is an example of which theme of geography?
a. Location
b. Place
c. Movement
d. Human-Environment Interaction
6. What is the imaginary line that separates the northern and southern hemisphere?
a. Equator
b. Prime Meridian
c. Tropic of Cancer
d. Tropic of Capricorn
7. In what two hemispheres is the US located?
a. northern/eastern
b. northern/southern
c. northern/western
d. eastern/southern
8. What is the imaginary line that separates the eastern and western hemisphere?
a. Equator
b. Prime Meridian
c. Tropic of Cancer
d. Tropic of Capricorn
9. What is the location of a place as described by places around it?
a. tendril location
b. absolute location
c. relative location
d. social location
10. What is the exact position of a place on Earth called?
a. tendril location
b. absolute location
c. relative location
d. social location
11. To learn more about the Earth, geographers organize information according to
what themes?
a. region, population, and place
b. latitude, longitude, and movement
c. location, population, and longitude
d. location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions
12. Which pair of basic questions guides geographers in their work?
a. Where are things located? Why are they there?
b. What is the climate? Why has it changed?
c. When did the Earth form? What is it made from?
d. Who lived where? When did they move?
13. This type of map is designed the show governmental boundaries of countries,
states, and counties: ________________________________________________
14. The primary purpose of this type of map is to show landforms like mountains,
plains, rivers, and lakes: ___________________________________________
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