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The latitude of a point in the Northern Hemispere may be determined by measuring the

1 apparent diameter of Polaris
*2 altitude of Polaris* 3 distance to the sun 4 apparent diameter of the Sun 

Distances north or south of the equator are measured in degrees of

*1 latitude*
2 longitude 3 parallels 4 meridians 

What is the latitude of an observer if the altitude of Polaris is 43 degrees?

1 23 degrees North
*2 43 degrees North* 3 47 degrees North 4 90 degrees North 

A person knows the solar time on the Prime Meridian and the local solar time. What determination can be made?

! the date
2 the altitude of Polaris *3 the longitude at which the person is located* 4 the latitude at which the person is located 

Ship X and Y are sailing along the equator . The difference in local solar time between them is two hours. What is their difference in lonigitude?

1 0 degrees
2 15 degrees *3 30 degrees* 4 45 degrees 

The diagram (on page 30) represents a portion of the map of Earth's grid system. What is the approximate latitude and longitude of point A?

1 15 degrees N, 30 degrees W
2 15 degrees S, 30 degrees W 3 15 degrees S, 30 degrees E *4 15 degrees S, 30 degrees E* 

According to the ESRT which city is located nearest to 43 degree North latitude and 76 degree West longitude?

1 Utica
2 Niargra Falls 3 Watertown *4 Syracuse* 

What is the approximate latitude and longitude of the largest crater?
(diagram on page 31) 
1 35 degrees N, 111 degrees W
2 39 degrees N, 83 degrees W 3 44 degrees N, 90 degrees W *4 47 degrees N, 104 degrees W* 

Upon what measurement is Earth's latitude and longitude system based?

*1 star angles*
2 magnetism direction 3 gravity intensity 4 apparent solar diameter 

As a ship crosses the Prim Meridian, the altitude of Polaris is 65 degrees. What is the ship's location?

1 0 degrees longitude,65 South latitude
*2 0 degrees longitude,65 North latitude* 3 0 degrees latitude,65 West longitude 4 0 degrees latitude,65 East longitude 

What is the highest possible elevation represented on this map?
(diagram on page 35) 
1 39 m
2 41 m *3 49 m* 4 51 m 

A stream has a source at an elevation of 1,000 m. It ends in a lake that has a elevation of 300 m. If the lake is 200 km away from the source, what is the average gradient of the stream?

1 1.5 m/km
*2 3.5 m/km* 3 10 m/km 4 15 m/km 

What is the temperature at point B?
(diagram on page 36) 
1 10 degrees C
2 16 degrees C *3 20 degrees C* 4 28 degrees C 

Which points would probably have the same tempertaure?
(diagram on page 36) 
1 A and H
2 B and F *3 C and E* 4 D and E 

Which graph best represents the temperature change along the isotherm from point B to G?
(diagram on page 36) 
answer4


A countour line that has tiny comblike marks along the inner edge indicates the presence of a

1 mountain
2 steep cliff 3 river valley *4 depression in the ground* 

What is the air temperature at position A?
(diagram on page 37) 
1 18 degrees C
2 21 degrees C *3 32 degrees C* 4 24 degrees C 

The most likely direction of heat flow is from
(diagram on page 37) 
1 F to A
2 B to D 3 C to E *4 E to F* 

The greatest temperatur gradient exsists between
(diagram on page 37) 
1 A and D
*2 B and D* 3 C and E 4 E and F 

The average temperature gradient between points x and y is closest to
(diagram on page 37) 
1 0.5 degree per meter
*2 2.0 degrees per meter* 3 3.0 degrees per meter 4 1.5 degrees per meter 