Truth or Dare?

(General Geography Questions)

Clint Richardson

 The game I created is based on the childhood game called Truth or Dare.  I
played it when I was younger with my friends.  The basic idea behind the
game is that you chose either to answer a question with truth, or you chose
to do an action.  I figured that this would work well with students because
they would be somewhat exposed to the idea. I also thought it would work
well with a geography type class because there are questions to answer (as
in any subject), but there are all actions the students can explain and/or
 I did find that the 'dares' were harder to create, so I figured that maybe
I would make them worth more points and have the students earn the right to
a dare.  They could not attempt a dare until they got three truths right or
something along that line.  I also used an introductory chapter in a
geography book, so maybe the content did not follow the dare type format.

1.What are the four basic components of a map?
           (title, legend/key, scale and directional indicator)

2.What is the difference between absolute location and relative location?
             (absolute- position on the globe-relative where one place is in
relation to
3.Describe/define culture.
              (culture includes every part of the way of life of a people,
including their
              government, language, religions, customs and beliefs)
4. What is a hypothesis?
 (educated guess)
5.What is one pro and one con of a globe?
 (pro-most accurate and good information about distance
  con- can only see half of the world, too large to show detail and its
6.What is Pangea?
                 ( a single "super-continent" that supposedly existed 200
million years ago.
                  It is part of the continental drift theory)
7. What is frost wedging?
                (when water freezes to ice in a crack in the rock. Because
water expands
                  by nearly 10% when it freezes, the ice widens the crack in
the rock)
8. What is the difference between a rotation and a revolution?
                (rotation-earth spinning (one day)  revolution-orbit around
sun (one year))
9. What is precipitation?
                (all the forms of water that fall to the earth from the
10. What is a tundra?
                 (a climate where it is always cool/cold; only specialized
plants can grow; small plants, not trees;  mostly near the N. pole)
11. What is the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees?
              (deciduous- shed leaves   coniferous-have needles and cones)
12. Which of the four hemispheres is Aberdeen on?
               (northern and western)
13. What is one pro and one con of a map?
              (pro- shows more detail, easier to move  con-impossible to
show correctly because earth is not flat, distortion of landmass)
14. What is a map maker called?
15. Name and describe the two most common agents of erosion.
               (water, wind)
16. What is sea-floor spreading?
                (the "growth" of new rock along rift valleys)
17. Describe the internal structure of the earth.
              (core, mantle and crust)
18. Describe why/how the seasons occur.
               (earths tilt, rotation-use diagram in book)
19. What is geology?
               (the study of the earth's physical structure and history)
20. Explain the continental drift theory.
                (continents on plates that float around, used to be one


1. Show on the map where two fault lines are.
2. Using continent magnets (something I would have created on my own time)
show how scientists believe that continental drift theory is     true.
3. On the board draw what subduction is and explain.
4. On the board draw what rifting is and explain.
5. On the board draw what converging is and explain.
6. On the board, globe or map show the shortest distance from Philadelphia
to Beijing and explain why you answer is true.
7. Find the absolute location of Aberdeen on the map (within 5 degrees)
8. On the board draw what faulting is and explain.