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Part I: Multiple Choice - select one answer (2 points each) 1) Geography is described as A) an Earth science. B) a human science. C) a physical

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Part I: Multiple Choice - select one answer (2 points each) 1) Geography is described as A) an Earth science. B) a human science. C) a physical science. D) a spatial science. 2) Which of the following best describes the current emphasis in the field of physical geography? A) understanding soil development B) modeling economic interrelationships among countries C) studying weather D) understanding how Earth's systems interact to produce natural phenomena 3) The flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina falls within which of the five themes? A) location B) place C) human-Earth relationships D) movement E) regions 4) Earth's circumference is greatest when measured around the A) poles. B) equator. C) subtropics. D) prime meridian. 5) An angular distance measured north or south of the equator from the center of Earth is termed A) longitude. B) latitude. C) zenith. D) Greenwich distance. 6) Latitude is A) the angular distance measured north or south of the equator. B) the angular distance measured east or west of a prime meridian. C) the basis for establishing meridians. D) portrayed on a globe as lines that cross the equator at right angles. 7) A line connecting all points along the same longitudinal angle is called a A) meridian. B) parallel. C) prime latitudinal angle. D) great circle.
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8) The location shown by the dot on the globe is A) 49 degrees north latitude, 60 degrees east longitude. B) 49 degrees north longitude, 60 degrees east latitude. C) 49 degrees east longitude, 60 degrees north latitude. D) 49 degrees north latitude, 60 degrees west longitude. 9) UTC refers to A) the International Date Line. B) Universal Time Conference. C) Coordinated Universal Time. D) a system of local time using phases of the Moon.
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