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Basic Map Skills Quiz

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Read the statement and questions below, then select the best answer for the question.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The relationship between actual distance and distance shown on a map

    • B. 

      Meaning of symbols on a map

    • C. 

      Landforms and physical features of the earth

    • D. 

      The four cardinal directions and the four intermediate directions

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Imaginary parallels that measure distances North and South of the Equator

    • B. 

      Represented by imaginary lines called parallels that measure distances East and West of the Equator

    • C. 

      Imaginary lines called meridians that measure distances East and West of the Prime Meridian

    • D. 

      Found on globes but not maps

  • 3. 
    _______ shows the four cardinal directions and intermediate directions.
    • A. 

      Key

    • B. 

      Compass rose

    • C. 

      Scale

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 4. 
    The imaginary line that is zero degrees latitude and divides the earth into northern and southern hemisperes is called
    • A. 

      Prime Meridian

    • B. 

      Equator

    • C. 

      Tropic of Cancer

    • D. 

      North pole

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Physical map

    • B. 

      Special purpose map

    • C. 

      Population density map

    • D. 

      Political map

  • 6. 
    The Prime Meidian divides the earth into eastern and western hemispheres and is located at
    • A. 

      20 degrees longitude

    • B. 

      Zero dgrees longitude

    • C. 

      15 latitude

    • D. 

      Zero degrees latitude

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Physical Map

    • B. 

      General Purpose Map

    • C. 

      Political Map

    • D. 

      Special Purpose map

  • 9. 
    The five elements of a map are
    • A. 

      Title, scale, key, height, and weight

    • B. 

      Title, scale, compass rose, inset map, and legend

    • C. 

      Legend, direction, magentic compass, imaginary lines, and hemispheres

    • D. 

      Title, legend, scale, compass rose, key

  • 10. 
    Landforms such as mountains and volcanos can be found on a
    • A. 

      Physical Map

    • B. 

      Political Map

    • C. 

      Population Density Map

    • D. 

      Special Purpose Map

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