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20. Plate movement: heavier plate dives beneath lighter plate
57. What hemisphere is Africa NOT in?
32. Avg. date of Fall (autumnal) equinox
6. Precise point where something is located
49. Area of lush vegetation in otherwise dry area
8. Degree of latitude of Tropic of Cancer (add direction)
56. Why does mantle move
53. Direction Earth rotates
21. Plate Movement: Lighter plate dives below heavy plate; can cause underwater mountians
38. Water current south of US
44. Type of climate region (marine, mediterranean, humid subtropical/continental)
40. Effect that makes the winds/current in the northern hemisphere rotate clockwise , and wind/water currents in the south rotate counter-clockwise
52. If there was a map of Earth and a map of Chicago, which would be 'large scale'
2. Map projection; minor distortions, poles have most distortion
60. Frequently windless areas near tropics
62. Name one negative effect of urbinizaion
63. Subdivisions of religons
25. Wearing away of earths surface
46. Type of natural vegetation (thickets of woody bushes and short trees)
54. Career name: mapmakers
12. Degree of longitude of International Date Line (add direction)
39. Water current that gives Europe a temperate climate
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43. Type of climate region (high elevation)
64. Everyone's favirote country
31. Avg. date of Spring (vernal) equinox
26. Name one cause of erosion?
1. Map projection; good balance between size and shape
45. Type of climate region (Subarctic, Tundra, Icecap)
28. Process of turning seawater into freshwater
48. Type of natural vegetation (evergreen and seasonal trees)
19. 'sphere: part of earth supporting life
55. Career name: weather forcasters
22. Plate movement: Sea plates pull apart, causing rifts
11. Degree of latitude of Antarctic Circle(add direction)
10. Degree of latitude of Arctic Circle (add direction)
4. Map projection; rectangular, major distortions near poles
30. Avg. date of winter solstice
36. Prevailing Winds in tropical zones
42. Type of climate region (steppe, desert)
47. Type of natural vegetation (evergreen trees)
50. Permanently frozen subsoil
37. Water current that runs south along western shore of africa, near Cape Verde
17. 'sphere: water
34. Prevailing Winds in polar zones
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24. Process that breaks down Earth's rocks into smaller pieces
13. Region type: Defined by common characteristic
5. Map projection; circular; usually used for showing hemispheres
27. Large piles of debris left by glaciers
9. Degree of latitude of Tropic of Capricorn (add direction)
33. Revolution of Earth in days
59. Frequently windless areas near equator
58. What would happen if Earth's Core could not be released?
61. Name year earth's population reached 1 billion, 3 billion, 6 billion, 7 billion
41. Type of climate region (savanna, rainforest)
23. Fertile yellow, gray soil deposited by wind/fertile soil
51. Most efficent path for global travel
3. Map projection; shows size and shape perfectly but distance is distorted
7. Where something is located in relation to something else
14. Region type: Defined by central place and surrounding area
15. Region type: Defined by popular feelings and images
16. 'sphere: Earths crust
18. 'sphere: layer of gas
29. Avg. date of summer solstice
35. Prevailing Winds in temperate zones

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