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Study Guide Questions

1.     _________________________ drew the first maps, and he showed the earth as being round.
2.     Most early maps were centered around the body of water called the __________________________________________ .
3.     Explorers did not travel too far from land during the early Renaissance because, as a result of pagan beliefs, they feared that the earth was _____________________________ .
4.     A German cartographer named Martin _________________________ made the first modern globe.
5.     A(n) _______________________ is the most accurate way to show oceans, land masses, and the relationship between them.
6.     Cartographers use the process of ____________________________ to create maps from globes.
7.     Name two methods of the process named in #6.
8.     The ______________________ showed how many degrees above the horizon the North Star was.
9.     Lines of ___________________________ measure the distance (in degrees) from the equator.
10.     Between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is the _____________________ Zone.
11.     The earth rotates _________________________________________ degrees every hour.
12.     The Prime Meridian runs through __________________________ , England, and is the line of longitude that's assigned zero degrees.
13.     Regarding time zones, the day changes at the __________________________________ Date Line.
14.     The _____________________________ of a map gives information about such things as the size of cities, the types of highways, and points of interest.
15.     Name four types of maps: Example: Geographical Landscape Map
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