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Question 1: One of the first estimates of the radius of the Earth was made by ________.

Question 2: The first rigorous system of latitude and longitude lines is credited to ________.

Question 3: [13] Abū Zayd al-Balkhī, originally from Balkh, founded the "Balkhī school" of terrestrial mapping in ________.

Question 4: He employed a sexagesimal system that was derived from ________.
Plimpton 322HipparchusBabylonian mathematicsBabylonian astronomy

Question 5: Geostatistics is used extensively in a variety of fields including: hydrology, geology, petroleum exploration, weather analysis, urban planning, logistics, and ________.
Human nutritionNutritionPublic healthEpidemiology

Question 6: Further, Islamic scholars translated and interpreted the earlier works of the Romans and Greeks and established the House of Wisdom in ________ for this purpose.

Question 7: The first person to use the word "geography" was ________ (276-194 B.C.).

Question 8: Turkish geographer, Mahmud al-Kashgari drew a world map on a linguistic basis, and later so did ________ (Piri Reis map).
Mediterranean SeaEuropeKemal ReisPiri Reis

Question 9: ________ (U.S.)
Nashville, TennesseeRaleigh, North CarolinaPhoenix, ArizonaNational Geographic Bee

Question 10: He also developed similar techniques when it came to measuring the heights of ________, depths of valleys, and expanse of the horizon.
MountainLandformLeveeMountain range


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