atlasqna Terry Iyasere
Atlas Questions & Answers

Terry G. Iyasere
EDIC 3127

1. What is a map?
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2. A ___________is a map that shows the land and sea on a round ball?
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3. People have divided the continents into more than________different countries?
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4. ______________is not shown at all because no one lives there and no country rules
it?  See page 10
5. ______________is sometimes called the Land of the Midnight Sun?
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6. The Lowest Point on Earth is on the shore of the salty_______  ________in Israel?
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7. _____________is the country with the largest population in the world?
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8. _____________has the longest railway tunnel in the world?
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9.   The __________   __________is the largest desert in the world?
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10.  The largest uncut diamond was found in ___________   _______________?
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11. The best way to get about is by _________ or ________along the mighty Zaire River?  
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12. The hottest capital city in the world is ___________in Saudi Arabia?
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13. The fish caught most often in Arctic waters is the _________?
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14. The world's tallest skyscraper is in the city of _______________?
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15. It is always hot and rainy in _________ and _________,where thick rainforest covers
much of the land?  
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16. The _________have twenty different words for snow?
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17. The _________  _________ of __________ is the fourth largest country in the world?  
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18. __________ is much farther north than any of the other American States?
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19. The state of __________ is a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?
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20. ____________  ____________ is a narrow strip of land connecting North and South America?  
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21. The __________  __________ is an important shortcut for ships between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?  
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22. The continent of _________  __________ is over 7,500km long?
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23. The largest lake is ______  ___________ in Bolivia and Peru?
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24. The longest mountain range passes through ________ different countries?
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25. ______________ is both the smallest continent and the largest island in the world?
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26. _________Ocean is located west of Australia?  
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27. The __________  ___________ covers nearly half of world's surface?
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28. The deepest point on the Earth's surface is at the bottom of the ________ _______?
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29. _____________ is the coldest place on Earth?  
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30. The Arctic is the area around the _______  _______, the most northern point on Earth?  
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31. The Arctic has no _______there, only a floating island if ice?
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32. Antarctica lies at the ________  _______, the most southern point on Earth?
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33. The farther you go from the ___________, the colder it gets?  See page 6
34. The largest glacier is located in __________?  
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35. ____________  ____________is the largest country in the world?  
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36. About a quarter of the world's entire oil reserves are found in _______ _______?
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37. ________  ________is one of the world's most crowded places?  
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38. __________is the largest country in Asia?  
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39. Most of Canada is a vast wilderness of _______ and_______,________and_________?  
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40. The world's tallest skyscraper is found in a city on the edge of ________  ________?
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41. There may be more than______ separate islands scattered across the Pacific Ocean?
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42. The biggest iceberg on record was sighted in the ________  ________Ocean?
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43. Sunshine is the strongest in the __________?  
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44. The largest forest in the world can be found in _________?  
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45. Rice is one of main food crops in __________?  
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46. Mountains cover most of Eastern Europe except in _________ and__________?
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47. Although _________ is often very cold, the people who live there swim outdoors in hot springs at most times of the year?  
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48.  _________   _________is the world's deepest lake?  
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49.  The city of _____________is regarded as a Holy Place?  See page 20
50. From space, the Earth looks like a huge, round ball, covered mostly by_______and partly by _________?  
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Julia Gorton, The Student World Atlas, Nicholas Price, Reed International Books International, 1994


Answer Key

1. A map is a small picture of a big area.
2. Globe
3. 170
4. Antarctica
5. Norway
6. Dead Sea
7. China
8. Japan
9. Sahara Desert
10. South Africa
11. boat or canoe
12. Riyadh
13. cod
14. Chicago
15. Zaire and Congo
16. Eskimos
17. United States of America
18. Alaska
19. Hawaii
20. Central America
21. The Panama Canal
22. South America
23. Lake Titicaca
24. six
25. Australia
26. Indian
27. Pacific Ocean
28. Pacific ocean
29. Antarctica
30. North Pole
31. land
32. South Pole
33. Equator
34. Europe
35. Russian Federation
36. Saudi Arabia
37. South Asia
38. China
39. ice, snow, forests and lakes
40. Lake Michigan
41. Pacific Ocean
42. South Pacific
43. Tropics
44. Asia
45. China
46. Poland and Hungary
47. Iceland
48. Lake Baikal
49. Jerusalem
50. water and land


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