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The height of an area, measured above a reference level, especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
A circle at latitude 66°30' S
A group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean
A circle at latitude 66°30' N
A ring (or partial ring) of coral that forms an island in an ocean or sea
A body of water that is partly enclosed by land (smaller than a gulf)
An isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top (narrower than a mesa)
A man-made waterway used for transportation or irrigation
A deep valley with very steep sides
A pointed piece of land (similar to a peninsula) that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river
A large hole in the ground or in the side of a hill
A narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water (similar to a strait)
A steep face of rock and soil
A line that represents locations with the same altitude
A small sheltered bay in the shoreline of a sea, river, or lake
A low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river
A very dry area
A hill or a ridge made of sand
A circle of latitude around the center of the earth
A long cliff or steep slope separating two comparatively level or more gently sloping surfaces
Where a river meets the sea or ocean
A long, narrow sea inlet that is bordered by steep cliffs
The study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere
A natural hot spring
A slowly moving river of ice
Part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (usually larger than a bay)
A raised area or mound of land (smaller than a mountain)
A thick slab of floating ice that is next to land
A north-south line (at the 180th meridian)
A piece of land surrounded by water
A line drawn on a map connecting points that receive equal amounts of rainfall
A narrow strip of land (with water on two sides) connecting two larger landmasses
A shallow body of water that is located alongside a coast and separated from the ocean by a strip of land
A large body of water surrounded by land on all sides
The angular distance north or south from the equator
The angular distance east or west from the north-south line that passes through Greenwich, England
The point on the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth toward which a compass' needle always point
The point on the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth toward which a compass' needle always point
A graphic representation of a place
An area of soft, wet, low-lying land, characterized by grassy vegetation
A circular arc (a great circle) of longitude that meets at the north and south poles
An isolated flat-topped natural elevation (wider than a butte)
A very tall high, natural place on Earth (higher than a hill)
The half of the Earth that is north of the equator
The point on the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth that is farthest north
A place in the desert that has water and is fertile
A large body of salt water that surrounds a continent
A body of land (similar to a cape) that is surrounded by water on three sides
A wide, relatively flat area of land that has grasses and only a few trees
The meridian that passes through Greenwich, England
A chain of mountains
An undersea growth of coral near the surface of the water
A topographic map that uses different colors or shades to indicate elevations
A man-made lake that stores water
A large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea
A large body of salty water that is often connected to an ocean
The height of a sea or ocean
A wide inlet of the sea or ocean that is parallel to the coastline
The beginning of a river
The half of the Earth that is south of the equator
The point on the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth that is farthest south
A narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water (similar to a channel)
A seasonally flooded bottomland with more woody plants than a marsh
A stream or river that flows into a larger river
A line of latitude at 23°30' N
A line of latitude at 23°30' S
A cold, treeless area characteristic of the arctic and subarctic regions
A river that falls off steeply
A low place between mountains
A mountainous vent in the Earth's crust
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Apr 29th, 2012 at 04:59 GMT
You've got an extra
(both in the answer and in one of the other clues).
Apr 29th, 2012 at 08:26 GMT
@ Q_Pheevr: thanx for straightening me out ;)
Apr 29th, 2012 at 12:23 GMT
Great idea, but I was a little short on time. Maybe some extra minutes?
Apr 29th, 2012 at 12:34 GMT
@Schele_Sjakie: np two minutes added.
Apr 29th, 2012 at 19:04 GMT
Another name for a map that gives elevation information on it is a contour map. Given that contour is one of the other answers, that makes for an unfortunate booby trap.
Apr 29th, 2012 at 19:23 GMT
@kcostell: Topographical map has now been replaced. Hope this solves the problem.
Apr 29th, 2012 at 22:16 GMT
For the start of a river I was looking for headwaters, but excellent stuff.
Apr 30th, 2012 at 02:49 GMT
I want to love this quiz... but I see the source that you got this from and I think a more reliable source would have mitigated a lot of the problems I had with the clues. The definition for marsh applies to both marshes and swamps, and you might be able to argue the same for the swamp definition (I learned the difference was that marshes were grassier and swamps were more forested). The way that the word "altitude" is used in the quiz is the way that I think most would use the word "elevation." The equator, tropics, etc. are no more "imaginary" than any other line of latitude or longitude, so there might be a better way of describing that. And I would say that geography is more broad than the study of the Earth's surface, but I suppose that depends on who you ask. I'm sorry for being picky. Feel free to ignore my comments, because obviously it's still an enjoyable quiz :D
Apr 30th, 2012 at 10:07 GMT
@tstenz: thanx for the comment I have tweaked. I attemped to make it quite friendly with the language, so even non-experts could have a reasonable stab at it.
Apr 30th, 2012 at 18:51 GMT
I struggled with your definition for cove, as there is nothing in any published definition which refers to the body of water itself being horse-shoe shaped. Perhaps you were thinking of the land (beach) around it which may appear horse-shoe shaped.
Apr 30th, 2012 at 19:25 GMT
@gowhere: OK I've changed the definition (thanx to all who are commenting, it really helps)
May 1st, 2012 at 13:14 GMT
your definitions of peninsula and cape can be easily applied to each other, this may need looking at.
May 1st, 2012 at 16:50 GMT
@jacana: and tweaked
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