Four Hemispheres of the World: Definition & Map


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The _____ divides the Earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

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1. In which hemispheres is North America located?

2. Continents that lie east of the _____ are in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to quickly assess your understanding of the Earth's Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western hemispheres. You will need to know details such as what is found in each of these hemispheres and how they are divided.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Things you will need to be familiar with when taking this quiz include:

  • What divides the Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • Which hemispheres North America is part of
  • What the Eastern hemisphere is east of
  • Which continent is contained in the Southern hemisphere and which in the Western hemisphere

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as in what hemispheres North America is located
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about how the Northern and Southern hemispheres are divided
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about continents found in specific hemispheres

Additional Learning

If you're looking for more facts about this topic, refer to the lesson titled Four Hemispheres of the World: Definition & Map. Details covered in this lesson include:

  • Why the Earth is not exactly a sphere
  • What percentage of the total land on Earth falls into the Northern hemisphere
  • How much of the Earth's population lives in the Northern hemisphere
  • What percentage of the Southern hemisphere is covered with water
  • Which percentage of the Earth's population lives in the Eastern hemisphere
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