Geography Vocabulary Quiz

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North, South, East, and West are called ____________________.

cardinal directions

Parts of the world that share similar characteristics, but don’t necessarily have fixed boundaries are called _____________________.


Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast are examples of _______________________.

intermediate directions

The method that geographers use to transfer the latitude and longitude of the spherical Earth on a flat surface is called _____________________.

map projection

A network of evenly spaced horizontal and vertical lines used to identify locations on a map.


Lines on a map that go North to South.


Lines on a map that go East to West.


The 0° line that runs from east to west through the middle of the Earth:


A detailed representation on a map of the natural and artificial features of an area.


A location on earth relative to another location.

Relative Location

Distance on the map that corresponds to real distance on earth is called


A tool on a map used to show the cardinal directions and the intermediate directions.

Compass Rose

Half of the earth is called a ______________________.


An exact place on Earth, often given in terms of latitude and longitude or an address. _________________________.

absolute location

How people interact with the world, and the world interacts with people is called

Also known as a “key,” this part of a map tells us what symbols on a map represent.

It is impossible to put a sphere onto a flat surface, therefore all maps have some sort of

The 0° line that runs from North to South through the middle of the Earth:

Test your knowledge of geography vocabulary with this quiz! From latitude and longitude to cardinal directions and topography, this quiz covers key terms essential for understanding the world around us. Challenge yourself and see how many terms you can identify correctly.

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