Relative vs. Absolute Location in Geography


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What is geography?

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1. What are the main ways of describing location in geography?

2. Which of the following describes the position of a place as compared to another place or landmark?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about relative and absolute location? The quiz asks you about definitions and examples related to these aspects of geography.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The definition of geography
  • Ways to describe location
  • Determining location by comparing a position of a place to a landmark
  • An example of absolute location
  • The measure that describes your position east or west of Greenwich, United Kingdom

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can properly describe key terms, such as geography
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of this topic to identify an example of absolute location
  • Information recall - access your knowledge to name main methods for determining location

Additional Learning

Supplement your study of this topic with the lesson called Relative vs. Absolute Location in Geography. Objectives covered in the lesson include:

  • Explain the importance of location in geography
  • Give examples of relative location
  • Understand how to measure absolute location
  • Describe the relationship between location and the solar system