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Mapping Review Questions
 1) How are latitude and longitude lines drawn on a globe of Earth?
  1. Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the poles.
  2. Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the equator.
  3. Longitude lines are parallel and latitude lines meet at the poles.
  4. Longitude lines are parallel and latitude lines meet at the equator.

Correct Answer Number: 1

 

2)  An airplane takes off from a location at 17°S latitude and flies to a new location 55° due north of its starting point. What latitude has the plane reached?

  1. 28°N
  2. 38°N
  3. 55°N
  4. 72°N

Correct Answer Number: 2

 

 

3) The system of lines used to locate a certain place on Earth are called...

  1. latitude systems
  2. coordinate systems
  3. great circle systems
  4. axis system

Correct Answer Number: 2

REMEMBER: Latitude and longitude are used to locate a position on Earth. Lat. and Long. are also called Earth's coordinate system.