How to Locate Places on the World Map


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What is a continent?

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1. What is a country?

2. What is a state or county?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can learn to better identify places on the map by using boundaries and geographical areas. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how geographical areas and borders may be used to locate specific places. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definition of a continent, the definition of a country, and the definition of a state or county.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your ability to:

  • Define a continent
  • Define a country
  • Define a state or county
  • Understand the steps you should take to identify a place on the map
  • Understand how many continents the earth has

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding steps for finding places on a map
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question on the number of continents the Earth has
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can correctly define key terms, such as state, county, country and continent

Additional Learning

To learn more about geography, review the accompanying lesson titled, How to Locate Places on the World Map. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Regions that may not fit into conventional categories
  • The number of countries in North America
  • The reason that some now believe the Arctic isn't a continent