Longitude: Definition & Examples


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What is longitude?

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1. Which of the following pairs of cities have approximately the same longitude?

2. What does 180 degrees of longitude mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you measure your understanding of longitude. You will be quizzed on definitions, comparing longitude of several locations and the identification of time related to longitude.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • The definition of longitude
  • Measuring longitude
  • Determining time using longitude

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information concerning longitude
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of longitude
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to compare longitude in two locations

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to longitude, read through the brief lesson called Longitude: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn the definition of a longitude
  • Understand how longitude is used to determine location
  • Explain how longitude is used in tandem with latitude
  • Determine how to tell time using longitude