1 Week 1 1. What is the name of the imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres? 2. Which of the following is not a state: Rhode Island, Louisiana, Sacramento, Montana? 3. What are the names of the four hemispheres of Earth? 4. What part of a map contains information on what the map s symbols mean? 5. Is the Tropic of Cancer north or south of the equator? 6. Name the four oceans of the Earth according to size largest to smallest. 7. What does a star or dot in a circle usually mean on a map? 8. What is the name given to a point of land extending into a body of water? 9. What are the seven continents of the Earth? 10. Which of the following is not a city: Seattle, Miami, Idaho, Chicago?
2 Week 2 1. What is the definition of a peninsula? 2. Name a peninsula found on a map. 3. What is the definition of a gulf? 4. Name a gulf located on a map. 5. Find an example of an area of land that is smaller than a continent and is completely surrounded by water. What term is used to describe this type of land? 6. What is the northernmost point in the world called? 7. Is the Arctic Circle north or south of the equator? 8. What are the two continents in the world with the largest land areas? 9. In which hemispheres is Russia located? 10. What does a star on a map usually mean?
3 Week 3 1. Name the five Great Lakes. 2. What is the capital of North Dakota? 3. What year was North Dakota admitted to the US? 4. Draw the four cardinal directions on a compass rose. 5. Which sea is largest: North, Mediterranean, Caspian, South China? 6. Is Mississippi east or west of Alabama? 7. What is the definition of a strait? 8. Name a strait. 9.If you were traveling from Denver, Colorado to Bismarck, North Dakota, what direction would you be going? 10. Which state is farther north, North Dakota or Maine?
4 Week 4 1. What two countries border Mongolia? 2. What were the names of the thirteen original states? 3. What is the capital of Finland? 4. The answer to #3 is located on what sea? 5. Which of these cities is in the Southern Hemisphere: Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; Lima, Peru; Washington, D.C.? 6. To which continent does Central America belong? 7. What three continents does the Artic Circle pass through? 8. The island of Bermuda is a colony of what nation? 9. If a state is outside of the contiguous United States, what does this mean? 10. What is the capital of Alaska?
5 Week 5 1. Write your address with the following information: name, street number, city, county, state, country, continent, hemisphere, planet. 2. Which four continents touch the Indian Ocean? 3. What part of a map tells the relationship of distance shown on the map to real distance on the Earth? 4. How many countries does Mexico border? 5. What is the Caribbean island with the second largest land area? 6. What river flows just south of Cincinnati, Ohio? 7. What is the capital of the state that is bordered by Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and Oklahoma? 8. The Prime Meridian passes through which three continents? 9. How many states are west of the Mississippi River? 10. What two countries in South America are landlocked?
6 Week 6 1. If you are in downtown Chicago, what direction would you go to reach Lake Michigan? 2. What is the capital of Mexico? 3. Is the answer to #2 north or south of the Tropic of Capricorn? 4. Lisbon is to Portugal as is to Cameroon. 5. What is the difference between a natural and a political boundary? 6. Give an example of a natural boundary? 7. Give an example of a political boundary? 8. Which polar region contains more land? 9. How many countries are there in Central America? 10. What color is found on a world map more than any other?
7 Week 7 1. Which ocean does most of the International Dateline pass through? 2. What is the difference between a physical and a political map? 3. What is the capital of the only country that borders both the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea? 4. Name the Gulf located east of Texas, west of Florida, and north of southern Mexico. 5. What is the capital of the island nation off the coast of East Asia through which the Tropic of Cancer passes? 6. On what continent is the South Pole located? 7. Does the Northern or Southern Hemisphere have more land? 8. What ocean borders Australia s western coastline? 9. What is the only ocean through which the equator does not pass? 10. What state has Providence as its capital city?
8 Week 8 1. What is the name of the country whose neighbors are Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina? 2. What are the capitals of the two states that border both the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers? 3. Which distance is greater, Fort Worth to Los Angeles or Fort Worth to New York? 4. Name four countries that possess islands in the Caribbean Sea. 5. Which country is farther north, Congo or Paraguay? 6. What two countries have land borders with the United States? 7. Which African countries does the Tropic of Capricorn pass through? 8. What ocean contains the North Pole? 9. Is Saudi Arabia on the Asian Continent or the African Continent? 10. How are the Amazon, Nile, and Mississippi rivers alike?
9 Week 9 1. What direction would you steer your boat to travel from Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands? 2. Look at a physical map of Africa. Name two capes located at Africa s southern tip. 3. What is the country with the second largest land area in South America? 4. In what state are the Aleutian Islands located? 5. If you were in Madison, WI, would it be closer to go to the North Pole or the equator? 6. You reside in what two hemispheres? 7. What gulf is located between Saudi Arabia and Iran? 8. How many of the United States are above the Tropic of Capricorn? 9. Which is more mountainous, eastern or western North America? 10. What s the longest country in South America?
10 Week Which country is farther south, Portugal or Spain? 2. Name the seven continents? 3. How are Paraguay and Zambia similar? 4. Which city is farthest north: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco? 5. Which of the following football teams play home games in cities located in Ohio: Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals? 6. Which hemisphere is larger, the Eastern or Western? 7. What country would you have to travel through when driving from Seattle, Washington to Anchorage, Alaska? 8. Which is farther north, North Carolina or South Dakota? 9. Name the gulf located between the countries of Sweden and Finland. 10. Whose border is closer to the Pacific Ocean, Nevada or Idaho?
11 Week What four large islands make up the Greater Antilles in the West Indies? 2. Which of the 48 contiguous states has the largest land area? 3. What is the name of the large mountain range in South America? 4. What direction would you probably be flying if you were traveling from San Francisco, California, to Miami Florida? 5. Libya is to Africa as Venezuela is to. 6. Which of the 50 states is farthest west? 7. What country has a land border with Denmark? 8. Which continents does the Tropic of Cancer pass through? 9. What large island nation is located off the southeast coast of Africa? 10. Who owns Baja (or lower) California?
12 Week What is the state with the smallest land area? 2. What mountain range is located between the Black and Caspian Seas? 3. Paraguay is to Bolivia as is to Honduras. 4. What large river in Brazil has its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean? 5. Which are closer to the equator, the nomads of the Sahara or coffee growers of Colombia? 6. What river in part forms the southern border of the US? 7. Which continent is closer to the South Pole, Africa or Australia? 8. What five continents touch the Pacific Ocean? 9. Which state is due south of New Hampshire and Vermont? 10. Which lake does the equator pass through: Lake Victoria, Lake Malawi, Lake Chad?
13 Week What is the capital of South Carolina? 2. What river is the capital of South Carolina located on? 3. Which hemisphere has more land, the Eastern or Western? 4. You leave the Miami port in your new yacht to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico. What direction should your compass be indicating? 5. What is the only Central American country that doesn t touch the Pacific Ocean? 6. Which country would generally have higher temperatures year round, Laos or Yugoslavia? 7. Why does the answer to #6 have higher temperatures? 8. What is the capital of New Jersey? 9. What year did New Jersey become part of the US? 10. What countries border Iraq?
14 Week Arrange the seven countries of Central America in alphabetical order. 2. Find the name of the large desert that runs along Africa s southwestern coast. 3. Madrid is to Spain as is to France. 4. Name the river that forms a border between the states of Washington and Oregon. 5. What Middle Eastern country used to be called Persia? 6. The Tropic of Cancer is to the Tropic of Capricorn as the Artic Circle is to the. 7. The city of Shanghai in China is near the mouth of what river? 8. Does the Prime Meridian pass through the North or South Pole? 9. What does a small, blackened dot usually represent in a map key? 10. Which state contains the name of a country bordering the US?
15 Week What is the name given to the half of the Earth that includes Asia, Australia, most of Africa, Europe, and Antarctica? 2. Which distance is shorter, Africa to South America or Africa to Australia? 3. Which circle passes through more continents, Antarctic or Arctic? 4. Which state has no border on the Atlantic Ocean: New Hampshire, Connecticut, or Vermont? 5. Which Great Lake is the only one that does not also belong to Canada? 6. How many continents are totally within the Western Hemisphere? 7. What is the name of the large gulf on the northern coast of Australia? 8. What is another name for a line of latitude? 9. What country has the largest land area in the Eastern Hemisphere? 10 What country has the largest land area in the Western Hemisphere?
16 Week If you were to fly from Atlanta, Georgia, to St. Louis, Missouri, what direction would you most likely be traveling? 2. In what state, do the Rocky Mountains cover about 40% of the land surface? 3. Place all 8 cardinal and intermediate directions on a compass rose. 4. What is the capital of Jordan? 5. How are the Artic and Antarctic Circles alike? 6. How many countries are on the continent of South America? 7. Through which continents does the Arctic Circle pass? 8. What is the farthest point south on the Earth s surface? 9. In general, where would you need lighter clothing, northern Europe or central Africa? Why? 10. What is the second largest ocean in the world?
17 Week Is Bermuda north or south of North Carolina? 2. What is the name of the state that is divided into two parts by water and also has the largest freshwater border of all the states? 3. What country has the largest land area in the Northern Hemisphere? 4. Which is more mountainous, northern or southern Asia? 5. Which continents does the Tropic of Capricorn pass through? 6. What two countries and one body of water border Uruguay? 7. What is the capital of New Mexico? 8. Which South American countries does the Tropic of Capricorn pass through? 9. What is an isthmus? 10. Find a Central American country that is an isthmus.
18 Week What countries surround Switzerland? 2. What country in South America has the most land area? 3. What countries border Guatemala? 4. Is the distance greater from Memphis to Chicago or Albuquerque to Billings? 5. What are the four countries with the largest land areas in the Western Hemisphere? 6. Which city is farthest north: Atlanta, Phoenix, or San Diego? 7. Is the Continental Divide in the eastern or western part of the US? 8. The equator runs very close to what river in South America? 9. What two states are not part of the contiguous US? 10. What is the state whose neighbors are Idaho, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, and Canada?
19 Week What ocean lies to the north of both Asia and North America? 2. Which African countries does the equator pass through? 3. Which state has a longer border with Mexico, Texas or New Mexico? 4. Is most of Turkey located in Europe or Asia? 5. Baghdad is the capital of what Middle Eastern country? 6. A point of land extending into a body of water is called a. 7. What is the capital of the nation that is located at the southern tip of Africa? 8. Three-fourths of an inch on a map equals 750 miles. What would one inch equal? 9. What is a delta? 10. Is the equator a parallel or a meridian?
20 Week 20 On what continents are the following lakes located: 1. Lake Superior 2. Lake Victoria 3. In what ocean are the Falkland Islands located? 4. Who controls the Falkland Islands? 5. What five continents touch the Atlantic Ocean? 6. Which is larger, the Gulf of California or the Gulf of Mexico? 7. Which continent is closest to the South Pole? 8. In which direction does a parallel or line of latitude run? 9. How many miles is it from Cape Town, South Africa to Nairobi, Kenya? 10. What is the fourth largest island in the world?
21 Week Some map keys show land elevation using two measurements. What are these two measurements? 2. What continent is southeast of Asia? 3. In which direction would you travel by airplane to go from Sri Lanka to Myanmar? 4. Which countries does Brazil border? 5. What is a mountain range? 6. Find three major mountain ranges and state what continents they belong on? 7. Find the name of the gulf located just north of Libya s coast. 8. Does Uruguay border the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean? 9. What continent is southeast of the US and across the Atlantic Ocean? 10. How many miles is El Paso, Texas from Bismarck, North Dakota?
22 Week Which country has a longer coastline, Cuba or Jamaica? The following five rivers are the longest in the world. Write the continent that each one is located on: 2. Nile 3. Amazon 4. Chang Jian 5. Ob-Irtysh 6. Huang He 7. What parallel divides the Earth into two equal parts? 8. What does it mean when a map is drawn to scale? 9. Which South American country has the longest coastline along the Atlantic Ocean? 10. In what ocean is Japan located?
23 Week How many South American countries are located on or below the equator? 2. Who owns the Azores Islands? 3. Which part of the US has higher elevations, the southeast or northwest? 4. How far is it from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois? 5. What is the northernmost state along the Atlantic Ocean coastline? 6. In what ocean do you find the Polynesian Islands? 7. What is another name for a line of longitude? 8. What sea touches the shores of England, Scotland, Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway? 9. The Andes Mountains cover over 25% of what country s land? 10. What is the capital of the answer for #9?
24 Week In what state is Cape Hatteras located? 2. What sea has coastlines on Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Sweden? 3. What is the capital of Guyana? 4. Which country would you call a peninsula: Canada, Italy, or Germany? 5. Brazzaville is the capital of what African nation? 6. Which Central American country does not touch the Caribbean Sea? 7. What country is just south of Spain? 8. What two bodies of water does the Panama Canal connect? 9. The West Indies are located in what sea? 10. Name a peninsula located in the state of Alaska.
25 Week Which of the Hawaiian Islands is farthest south, Hawaii, Maui, or Oahu? 2. Which of the following professional teams play home games in cities located on an ocean: New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians? 3. Is the capital of Venezuela Cayenne or Caracas? 4. What sea lies between Australia and New Zealand? 5. Which ocean is the smallest? 6. Which line is farther north, the Tropic of Capricorn or the Tropic of Cancer? 7. How long is the Nile River? 8. What two continents share the same land mass? 9. What is the name of the only colony on the South American continent? 10. Does the Prime Meridian pass through Spain? France? Portugal?
26 Week What direction is New Orleans, Louisiana from San Antonio, Texas? 2. What large island is located between Florida and Jamaica? 3. Who are closer to the South Pole, people living in southern Africa or people living in southern South America? 4. Find two lakes in Canada that have Great in their names. 5. Could you drive from Wisconsin to Michigan without crossing another state? 6. What is the largest lake in South America? 7. What country is the answer to #6 located in? 8. What two countries border the Gulf of Alaska? 9. What is the name of the peninsula in southeastern Mexico and what two bodies of water does it touch? 10. Which state extends farther north, Georgia or Texas?
27 Week In what country of Africa is the Nile River Delta located? 2. Which is farther south, the tip of Florida or the tip of Baja California? 3. If you want to travel to Point Barrow, Alaska, what direction will you need to travel to get there? 4. Can Australia be both east and west of South America? Explain. 5. Would you be more likely to find reindeer near the Artic or the Antarctic Circle? 6. Which is farther east, Newfoundland or Puerto Rico? 7. If you were traveling from Mexico to Colombia, in what direction would you be going? 8. In what state is the Mississippi River Delta located? 9. What country is west and south of Canada? 10. What direction is India from Japan?
28 Week Which is farther, Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada or Los Angeles, California to San Francisco, California? 2. What large lake is located high in the Andes Mountains between Peru and Bolivia? 3. What ocean touches the coasts of Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica? 4. What is a bay? 5. Name the large bay in Canada that is north of the Great Lakes. 6. What large bay separates Greenland from Baffin Island? 7. What sea is at the mouth of the Nile River in Africa? 8. What ocean is at the mouth of the Amazon River? 9. What country is west of Alaska? 10. What is the name given to small rivers that flow into larger rivers?
29 Week Traveling from San Diego, California to Mexico City, Mexico you would probably drive through mountains. Name them. 2. What strait, controlled by the United Kingdom, is close to the place where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean? 3. Look at a physical map of the US. Which state contains more low land, Texas or Colorado? 4. Which is farther east, the east coast of the US or the east coast of South America? 5. Is Iceland closer to the North Pole than New Zealand is to the South Pole? Explain. 6. What sea is located at the mouth of the Dnieper River in Ukraine? 7. Which is more mountainous, eastern or western South America? 8. Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California border what country? 9. What is the large bay off India northeast coast? 10. Which state has higher elevations according to a physical map, Florida or Tennessee?
30 Week Would you be closer to the Prime Meridian on the eastern or western coast of South America? 2. Is the source or mouth of the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico? 3. Which country claims Greenland? 4. What mountain range runs through western Canada, but not along the coast? 5. In what South American country is the Orinoco River Delta located? 6. What is the name of the westernmost nation of Europe? 7. The Bering Strait separates what two countries and which two continents? 8. Is the African nation of Morocco in the Eastern or Western Hemisphere? How do you know? 9. What is the name of the bay on Spain s northwest coast? 10. Does the Nile River flow from north to south or from south to north?
31 Week The Rio Negro River and the Amazon River both flow into what river in South America? 2. Suriname is to Georgetown as Romania is to? 3. How many countries border Nepal? 4. Midway Island is in the Pacific Ocean. What country owns it? 5. Which two countries in Asia used to be one complete country? 6. How many seas are in Antarctica? 7. Name the seas in Antarctica. 8. What island is off the coast of Morocco, and owned by Spain? 9. Is it a longer distance from Dallas, Texas to Cairo, Egypt or from Hershey, Pennsylvania to Paris, France? 10. What country owns the Guadeloupe Islands?