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longitude and latitude – Test Your Knowledge

longitude and latitudeThe topic of longitude and latitude under the subject Geography is very interesting and important. Cartographers and geographers divide the Earth into longitudes and latitudes in order to locate points on the globe.These are imaginary lines forming a grid and it helps in finding the location of a place. The longitudes divides earth into 24 equal times zones and the latitudes divides Earth into three heat zones.There are 180 latitudes and these are either on the north or south of Equator.There are 360 longitudes and these are either on the East or West of prime meridian.

Together, longitudes and latitudes form the Earth’s geographical coordinates, and represent the angular distance of any location on the Earth from the Earth’s Equator. Both latitudes and longitudes are measured in degrees.

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Latitude and Longitudes MCQ

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Question 1
Longitudes and Latitudes together  helps us in
A
Season of the placed
B
The time diffrance between two place
C
The climate of a place
D
locating any place on earth
Question 1 Explanation: 
Latitudes and longitudes are imaginary lines forming a grid and any place on earth can be located accurately at the point where these two lines intersect.
Question 2
The Longitudes divides earth into how many  time zones?
A
3 time zones
B
15 time zones
C
360 time zones
D
24 time zones
Question 2 Explanation: 
There are 360 longitudes in all and each time zone covers 15º longitude.
Question 3
For every degree longitude covered time changes by
A
5 minutes
B
2minutes
C
3 minutes
D
4 minutes
Question 3 Explanation: 
If you are traveling in an easterly direction you move your watch one hour forwards after covering one time zone i.e 15 degree longitude , if you are moving in a westerly direction you move it one hour backwards.
Question 4
The length of the latitudes are
A
becomes longer towards the poles.
B
All the latitudes have same length
C
longest at the equator
D
longest at the poles
Question 5
The tropic of Cancer and tropic of Capricorn are of equal length.
A
true
B
false
Question 6
The equator does not pass through which of the following continents
A
Africa
B
Europe
C
Asia
D
South America
Question 7
The tropic of Cancer is at
A
23 ½º S
B
66 ½º N
C
66 ½º S
D
23 ½º N
Question 8
Torrid zones is the zone  lying in between which Latitudes?
A
Arctic Circle and Antarctic Circle
B
Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn
C
Equator and the Tropic of Cancer
D
Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn
Question 9
When does a  person has to adjust the date in his watch?
A
When he crosses Greenwich meridian
B
When he crosses prime meridian.
C
when he crosses great circle
D
Tropic of Capricorn
Question 9 Explanation: 
The person has to adjust his watch when he crosses Greenwich meridian also known as international date line.
Question 10
Through which continent does the Tropic of Cancer,Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator pass?
A
Africa
B
South America
C
Europe
D
Asia
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