What is the Prime Meridian? - Definition, Facts & Location

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What is the name of the standardized time zone in which the Prime Meridian is located?

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1. What are the lines that are parallel and run horizontally around the planet called?

2. What are the lines that run vertically on the geographic grid called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the Prime Meridian. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the general name for lines that run vertically on the geographic grid as well as the specific name for the line of longitude at 0 degrees.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Name of the standardized time zone where the Prime Meridian is located
  • Parallel lines that run horizontally around the planet
  • Lines that run vertically on the geographic grid
  • System we use for describing locations on Earth
  • Specific name for the line of longitude at 0 degrees

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Prime Meridian lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding lines of longitude and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the geographic grid

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called What is the Prime Meridian? - Definition, Facts & Location. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the Prime Meridian
  • Define lines of latitude and longitude and tell how they fit into the geographic grid
  • Describe what degrees are and how they fit into a discussion of lines of longitude and latitude
  • Relate how the Prime Meridian came into being
  • Compare and contrast Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Universal Time Coordinated (UTC)
  • Understand the significance of the Prime Meridian
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