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1

A globe is...

... A sphere that is the model of the Earth.

2

Lines of latitude are imaginary lines that run...

... East and West.

3

Lines of longitude are imaginary lines that run...

... North and South.

4

The equator divides the Earth into what two hemispheres?

Northern and Southern Hemispheres

5

The equator is a 0 degrees what?

Latitude

6

The prime meridian divides the Earth into what two hemispheres?

Eastern and Western Hemispheres

7

The prime meridian is at 0 degrees what?

Longitude

8

What are the cardinal directions?

North, East, South, West

9

Water covers how much of the Earth's surface?

3/4 Three-fourths

10

The Earth has how many oceans?

5

11

The Earth has how many continents?

7

12

The Gulf of Mexico is the large body of water between which two states?

Texas and Florida

13

What are some examples of landforms?

Mountains, plains, valleys, peninsula, island, etc.

14

The largest mountain range in the Eastern United States is the...

... Appalachian Mountains.

15

The largest mountain range in the Western United States is the...

... Rocky Mountains.

16

Land completely surrounded by water is called...

... and island.

17

Vegetation is the _____ life in an area.

Plant

18

Weather that can be measured over a long period of time is called the area's _______.

Climate

19

Coastal plains, grasslands, and forests are all types of ________ regions.

Vegetation regions

20

What affects where people choose to live?

Climate, physical features, vegetation

21

Hurricane Katrina caused people to...

... leave to find a new place to live.

22

All 50 states have their own...

... government.

23

The largest state in the United States is...

... Alaska.

24

The smallest state in the United States is...

... Rhode Island.

25

What states border Texas?

Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas

26

What ocean borders California?

The Pacific Ocean