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1. The textbook for your class is: a. Campbell, John. Map Use and Analysis. b. Clarke, Keith. Getting Started With Geographic Information Systems. c. Ptolemy, Claudius. The Geography. d. Lambert, Johann. Notes and Comments on the Composition of Terrestrial and Celestial Maps. e. Robinson, Arthur. Elements of Cartography. 2. Which geometric model has been used at some time to describe the earth? a. Sphere b. Oblate ellipsoid c. Flat disk. d. Geoid e. All of the above 3. The distance of 40,000,000 meters is approximately: a. The radius of the earth. b. The flattening of the ellipsoid. c. The length of the polar axis. d. The circumference of the earth. e. The length of the central meridian. 4. The difference in length between the polar earth diameter and the equatorial diameter is about: a. 87 meters b. 6,356,753.3 meters c. 6,378,137 meters d. 42,000 meters e. 40,000,000 meters 5. The debate over whether the earth was an oblate or prolate ellipsoid as settled by: a. Estimation b. A duel between two scientists c. Isaac Newton d. Measurement e. The International Meridian Conference of 1884. 6. The International Meridian Conference of 1884: a. Established the use of a single prime meridian. b. Established the Greenwich Meridian as Prime meridian. c. Established the universal day. d. Was held in Washington, D.C. e. All of the above. 7. The geoid is: a. A sphere b. Flat c. Varied above and below the ellipsoid. d. A mineral. e. An egg. 8. A datum is: a. The beginning of a day at the International Date Line. b. The vertical base for mapping heights from an ellipsoid. c. The study of the size and shape of the earth and its magnetic field. d. A single point at Meade’s Ranch, Kansas e. Dinner and a movie with an Ancient Roman. 9. The geographer/geodesist who estimated the Earth’s radius using a camel train, a well at Syene, and an obelisk in Alexandria was: a. George Washington b. Gerhardus Mercator c. Alexander Ross Clarke d. Eratosthenes e. Ptolemy 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e Geography 12 Sample Mid-Term Examination
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