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Chapter 01 QuizTrue / False1. Geography literally means “description of Earth”, and has roots in Greek and Roman civilizations and the Scientific Revolution.a. Trueb. False2. Alexander von Humboldt is credited with founding the landscape perspective in American geography.3. Geopolitics is the struggle for space and power played out in a geographical setting.4. Place is an objective term referring to the exact location on Earth.5. Space refers to the imprecise, but important, physical and cultural contexts of a location.a. Trueb. False6. A small-scale map portrays a large area in more generalized terms.7. The latitude of meridians is equal at all locations.8. The International Date Line has a longitude of zero and serves as a reference line from which longitude east and west are measured.9. Compromise projections do not preserve any one metric or try to distort all properties about equally for aesthetic purposes.a. Trueb. False10. The relationship between the direction on a map and the corresponding compass directions in reality is termed symbolization.
Chapter 01 Quiz11. The Mercator projection is frequently used in classrooms because its straight lines accurately depict the areas of continents and countries.12. The two basic types of maps are reference maps and thematic maps.13. The polar regions may also be classified as low-latitude regions.a. Trueb. False14. Locations may be classified as either relative or absolute.15. Places located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn are classified as low latitudes.