Glacier and erosion are examples of words used in geography. Have you ever noticed that certain words are used mainly when discussing or writing about certain subjects? Every field of knowledge has its own vocabulary. Sometimes you'll find that a particular word is used in a specialised way which differs from the ordinary way people use that word. Sometimes words migrate from a specialised vocabulary to general usage. When we say that someone's thoughts or speech are meandering, we do not mean it in exactly the same way that a geographer might discuss a river's meander.
How many words relevant to geography do you know? This quiz tests your knowledge of rivers, measuring equipment, geographical features, topographical change and ways of describing global position. But there is much more to know, of course, so if you are interested in geography, try building your vocabulary in order to discuss the subject in greater detail.
Try this quiz to test yourself on geographical vocabulary.