Geography Quiz

  1. Describe the video “Colliding Continents”.
  2. What is a continent?
  3. What is a map scale?
  4. What is the purpose of a legend on a map?
  5. Describe a physical map.
  6. Describe an inset map.
  7. What is the purpose of a compass rose on a map?
  8. Describe a topographic map.
  9. This tool is one of the different ways of showing Earth’s curved surface on a flat map.
  10. From what direction to what direction do latitude lines run? Are they parallel to the Equator or the Prime Meridian?

Colliding Continents 

  1.  How many continents are there?
  2. How many plates does the Earth have?
  3. Where do many of new rocks form?
  4. How many billion years ago did the Earth form?
  5. Name 2 of the heavy elements that form the Earth’s core.
  6. How was the Earth’s last super continent called?
  7. Name 2 natural disasters caused by the movement of tectonic plates.
  8. What happens when 2 continents collide?
  9. Describe the Plate Tectonics Theory. What does it say about tectonic plate movement? How is it related to the core’s temperature?


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