International Date Line: Definition, History & Location


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The Earth is roughly a sphere. Because of its shape, the Earth is divided into _____ equal slices, equal to the number of degrees in a circle.

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1. Different locations on Earth have different time zones. Each time zone covers 15 degrees of longitude. How many primary time zones are there on Earth?

2. The International Date Line is located halfway around the world from an imaginary line called the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Because the world is split into many different time zones, the establishment of an International Date Line is beneficial to understanding how time is delineated. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your comprehension of the development of this line and the use of time zones throughout the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • How many sections the earth is divided into
  • The imaginary line halfway around the world from the International Date Line
  • How many main time zones are on the Earth
  • Around what year the line was established
  • Jules Verne's main character in Around the World in 80 Days

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the International Date Line
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when the International Date Line was recognized
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the experience of the main character in Around the World in 80 Days

Additional Learning

Learn more by reviewing the associated lesson, International Date Line: Definition, History & Location. This lesson will answer the following questions:

  • What is the International Date Line?
  • How is the Earth divided between the poles?
  • How do time zones work?
  • What is the purpose of the line of longitude is located in Greenwich, England?
  • How was the International Date Line established?
  • What is a literature example of the International Date Line?