Geography Practice Questions

WorldHistory-49156_16Geography Practice Questions

 

1. Where is Honduras located?

a. South America
b. Central America
c. Asia
d. Africa

2. What is an epicenter?

a. The spot where an earthquake originates.
b. The spot on the earth’s surface directly above where an earthquake originates.
c. The estimated area where an earthquake has taken place.
d. The center of the earthquake.

3. __________ lines run east and west around the globe.

a. Longitude
b. Equator
c. Latitude
d. Greenwich Mean Line

4. What is the name of the supercontinent that broke apart to create the continents that we know today?

a. Pangaea
b. Gondwana
c. Ur
d. Laurasia

5. Which country is not a part of the Pacific Rim?

a. United States
b. Japan
c. Australia
d. England

6. The top of a mountain is called the _________.

a. Apex
b. Crown
c. Summit
d. Peak

7. What is the formula for calculating population density?

a. Total population / Total area
b. Total population * Total area
c. Total population + Total area
d. Total population – Total area

8. Which is the best method of instantaneous diffusion in today’s modern world?

a. Internet
b. Telegraph
c. Telephone
d. Sending a letter

9. Countries are best identified as __________ regions.

a. Formal
b. Territorial
c. Functional
d. Perceptual

10. Language helps us identify _________ regions.

a. Formal
b. Territorial
c. Functional
d. Perceptual

11. At the top of many food chains are ___________.

a. Carnivores
b. Herbivores
c. Plants
d. Bugs

 

Answer Key

1. B
Choice A is incorrect. Honduras is not a country in South America.
Choice C is incorrect. Asia is on the other side of the world from Honduras.
Choice D is incorrect. Africa is located across the Atlantic Ocean from Honduras.

2. B

Choice A is incorrect. The spot where an earthquake actually originates is located deep underground, and it is not the epicenter.
B is correct. The spot on the surface directly above where the earthquake originates is the epicenter.
Choice C is incorrect. The epicenter pinpoints the exact spot on the earth’s surface directly above the earthquake, not the general area.
Choice D is incorrect. The epicenter pinpoints the exact spot on the earth’s surface directly above the earthquake, not the earthquake’s center.

3. C
Choice A is incorrect. Longitude lines run north and south around the globe.
Choice B is incorrect. The equator is the imaginary line on Earth’s surface that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Choice D is incorrect. The Prime Meridian is 0 degrees longitude.

4. A
Pangaea is the supercontinent that broke apart to create the continents that we know today.
Choice B is incorrect. Gondwana was the name of one of the southern supercontinents that broke off of Pangaea.
Choice C is incorrect. The supercontinent, Ur, predates Pangaea.
Choice D is incorrect. Laurasia was one of the southern supercontinents that broke off of Pangaea.

5. D
England is on the eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean, not a part of the Pacific Rim.
Choice A is incorrect. The western coast of the United States and Hawaii are part of the Pacific Rim.
Choice B is incorrect. Japan is a part of the Pacific Rim.
Choice C is incorrect. Austrailia is a part of the Pacific Rim.

6. B
The summit is the top of a mountain.
Choice A is incorrect. Though the apex is often considered the point of something, it is not the top of a mountain.
Choice B is incorrect. The crown can also be known as the top of something, but it is not the top of a mountain.
Choice D is incorrect. The peak is a point of a mountain. The summit is the highest peak.

7. A
Total population divided by total area equals population density.
Choice B is incorrect. Total population multiplied by total area does not give you population density.
Choice C is incorrect. Population density is not calculated this way.
Choice D is incorrect. Population density is not calculated this way.

8. A
The internet connects billions of people instantaneously.
Choice B is incorrect. The telegraph sped up communication in the 19th century.
Choice C is incorrect. The telephone was the best method of diffusion before the internet.
Choice D is incorrect. Sending a letter takes a long time and is not conducive to instantaneous diffusion.

9. C
Functional regions are often identified by man-made borders.
Choice A is incorrect. Formal regions are regions connected by traits like a common language.
Choice Choice B is incorrect. Territories are usually defined as a countries under the control of other countries.
Choice D is incorrect. Perceptual regions might refer to regions that people believe they belong in.

10. A
Language helps us identify formal regions.
Choice Choice B is incorrect. Territories are usually defined as countries under the control of other countries.
Choice C is incorrect. Functional regions are identified by man-made borders.
Choice D is incorrect. Perceptual regions might refer to regions that people believe they belong in.

11. A
Carnivores are at the top of many food chains because they eat other animals.
Choice B is incorrect. Herbivores are lower on the food chain because they only eat plants.
Choice C is incorrect. Plants are lower on the food chain because herbivores eat them.
Choice D is incorrect. Bugs are lower on the food chain because herbivores eat them.

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Modified: September 29th, 2017
Published: August 22nd, 2016

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