Related Topics
Take Another Quiz

Basic Map Skills Quiz

10 Questions
Basic Map Skills Quiz

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

Please wait...
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A map scale shows
    • 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. 
    Longitude is
    • 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 map that shows the national and state boundaries, and cities is called a
    • 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 Populations Density map is an example of a
    • 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