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Name:_______________
Match the words with their definitions.
 
Date:_______________
 
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___ 1.  Arctic Circle a.  most northern place in the world.
___ 2.  Antarctic Circle b.  a latitude line that circles the earth at 66 ½ degrees North.
___ 3.  Boundary c.  unit of measurement.
___ 4.  Compass Rose d.  border of state or country.
___ 5.  Continent e.  a latitude line that circles the earth at 23 ½ degrees South.
___ 6.  Degree f.  use to find where lines intersect.
___ 7.  Equator g.  most southern place in the world.
___ 8.  Grid h.  the line of longitude labelled degrees.
___ 9.  Hemisphere i.  a guide telling you what each symbol represents.
___ 10.  Latitude j.  a latitude line that circles the earth at 23 ½ degrees North.
___ 11.  Longitude k.  needed to find the real size of distances on a map.
___ 12.  Map Key l.  another name for longitude lines.
___ 13.  Map Scale m.  huge area of land.
___ 14.  Meridian n.  one half of the earth’s surface.
___ 15.  North Pole o.  a drawing that indicates directions on a map (a direction finder).
___ 16.  Parallel Lines p.  a latitude line that circles the earth at 66 ½ degrees South.
___ 17.  Prime Meridian q.  latitude line labeled 0 degrees.
___ 18.  South Pole r.  imaginary lines on maps and globes that measure distances North to South.
___ 19.  Tropic of Cancer s.  imaginary lines on maps and globes that measure distances East to West.
___ 20.  Tropic of Capricorn t.  the symbol used for 'degree'.
___ 21.  Symbol ° u.  also called lines of latitude and means same distance apart.