The Equator, the Tropics of Cancer & Capricorn: Association with Earth-Sun Geometry


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What is latitude?

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1. What is longitude?

2. A parallel is a(n) _____ line, and a meridian is a(n) _____ line.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are some of the most important locations drawn on the Earth. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of these three areas. The quiz questions will test you on the positions of the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will ask you to define the following terms:

  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Parallel
  • Meridian

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as latitude and longitude
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a parallel and a meridian
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the location of the tropic of cancer

Additional Learning

To learn more about these locations on Earth's parallels, review the accompanying lesson, The Equator, the Tropics of Cancer & Capricorn: Association with Earth-Sun Geometry. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify locations on Earth that are equal to 0 longitude and 0 latitude
  • Understand how the Equator changes position
  • Learn about the climate in the tropics