USEFUL KNOWLEDGE:
THE EARTH
(Questions and Answers)

1. What is the form of the earth?

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It is round, ___ an orange or a ball.
    a. from
    b. like
   

2. What is the whole globe called?

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A ____ .
   

3. What is the half of it called?

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A ___, or half-sphere
    a. hemisphere
    b. hemispheres
   

4. How would you see the whole of an orange at once?

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By cutting it in two, and placing the ___ side by side.
    a. halves
    b. half
   

5. How can you see the picture of a whole globe at once?

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By ____ a picture of the two hemispheres side by side.
    a. place
    b. placing
    c. placed
   

6. What does the surface of the globe consist of?

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Of land ___ water.
    a. and
    b. or
   

7. More land than water?

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Water covers three times as much space ___ the land.
    a. like
    b. as
    c. in
   

8. How is the land surface of the globe divided?

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a) ____ lowlands, which are nearly at the level of the sea
    a. into
    b. onto
   

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b) Into highlands, which are ___ above the sea level.
    a. many
    b. much
    c. more
   

9. How is the water surface of the globe divided?

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a) Into the sea, which ____ the land
    a. surrounding
    b. surround
    c. surrounds
   

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b) Into rivers, which ____ the land, and flow into the sea.
    a. drain
    b. drains
    c. draining
    d. drained
   

10. What are lakes?

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When a river, on its way to the sea, flows into a ___ hollow or basin, it must fill that ___ before it can flow any further. This hollow ___ with water is ___ a lake.
    a. deepening -in - fills - called
    b. deep -up - filled - called
    c. depth -on - filling - calling
   

11. What is the largest body of water called?An

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An ____
    a. oceanic
    b. oceans
    c. ocean
   

12. And what is the largest body of land?

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A ___
    a. continent
    b. continents
    c. continental
   

13. What is a portion of land with water all around it?

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___ island
    a. A
    b. An
    c. The
   

14. What if it has water round it at all parts but one?

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Then it's called a peninsula, which ____ , 'almost and island'.
    a. meant
    b. mean
    c. means
    d. meaning
   

15. What is an isthmus?

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It's a narrow neck of land ___ two larger portions.
    a. joins
    b. joined
    c. join
    d. joining
   

16. What is a narrow neck of water joining two larger portions?

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A ___
    a. strait
    b. straight
   

17. What is a passage wider than a strait?

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A ___
    a. Chunnel
    b. Channel
    c. Chunnels
    d. Channels
   

18. What is a cape?

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It's a point ___ land jutting into the sea.
    a. of
    b. off
   

19. What is a body water stretching into the land?

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A gulf ____ bay.
    a. and
    b. or
   

20. What is a mountain?

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It's a portion of land rising high ___ the country around it.
    a. on
    b. above
    c. over
    d. top
   

21. What are smaller highlands?

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They are ____.
    a. hill
    b. hills
   

22. What are 'burning' mountains?

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They are ____.
    a. volcanoes
    b. volcano
   

23. What is a tract of country lying between hils?

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A ___ or dale.
    a. valley
    b. valleys
   

24. What is a plain?

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It's a broad portion of country ___ flat or level.
    a. like
    b. about
    c. nearly
   


Exercise by Michael A. Riccioli - 2003 [ BACK TO HOME PAGE]
Reprinted with thanks from the ACP-EU Courier
This exercise was created with LESSON BUILDER, courtesy of SOFTCHALK
Source: Royal Readers NO. III - Nelson and Sons, 1895