Geography Pre-Test/Post-Test: The World in Spatial Terms

Pre-Test/Post-Test: The World in Spatial Terms



1. Maps that show information such as cities, capitals, states, and countries are known as:


A.    Physical Maps

B.     Topographical Maps

C.     Political Maps

D.    Projection Maps


2. Maps that show information about events and where they occurred are called:


A.    Physical Maps

B.     Historical Maps

C.     Thematic Maps

D.    Projection Maps


3. Maps that show natural features of the Earth’s surface are called:


A.    Thematic Maps

B.     Political Maps

C.     Historical Maps

D.    Physical Maps


4. Maps that show the entire surface of the world are called:


A.    Thematic Maps

B.     Political Maps

C.     Physical Maps

D.    Projection Maps


5. A compass rose enables the map reader to find:


A.    Physical features of the earth’s surface

B.     Directions on the map

C.     Capital cities

D.    Latitude or longitude


6. The line of latitude which splits the earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres is called:


  1. The Equator
  2. The Prime Meridian
  3. The international date line
  4. The Arctic Circle


7. To find approximate distances on a map, you would use:


A.    The compass rose

B.     Lines of longitude

C.     A scale bar

D.    A divining rod


8. Which of the following is NOT considered a climate zone:


A.    Polar

    B.  Desert

B.     Temperate

C.     Tropical


9. The physical feature that forms part of the border between the United States and Mexico is:


A.    The Grand Canyon

B.     The Mississippi River

C.     The Rocky Mountains

D.    The Rio Grande River


10. The large body of water that separates Africa from Europe is:


A.    The Red Sea

B.     The Persian Gulf

C.     The Mediterranean Sea

D.    The Atlantic Ocean


11.  The Earth is divided into Eastern and Western hemispheres. This line of division is called:


A.    The Equator

B.     The Prime Meridian

C.     The international date line

D.    The Arctic Circle


12.  The Sahara desert is located on which continent:


A.    Asia

B.     Australia

C.     Africa

D.    South America


13. The largest continent in area and population is:


A.    Europe

B.     North America

C.     Asia

D.    Australia


14. The country with the world’s largest population is:


A.    Russia

B.     China

C.     United States

    D.  Brazil


15. The mouth of the Amazon river empties into what body of water:


A.    The Pacific Ocean

B.     The Atlantic Ocean

C.     The Indian Ocean

D.    The Arctic Ocean


16. The continent is closest to Antarctica is:


A.    North America

B.     South America

C.     Australia

D.    Africa


17. The capital of Russia is:


A.    St. Petersburg

B.     Vladivostok

C.     Kiev

D.    Moscow


18. The capital of China is:


A.    Shanghai

B.     Tokyo

C.     Beijing

D.    Ulan Bator


19. The capital of the United States is:


A.    Washington D.C.

B.     New York City

C.     Los Angeles

D.    Apache Junction


20. Apache Junction, AZ is located within which climate zone:


A.    Polar

B.     Tropical

C.     Temperate

D.    Desert