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

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