# Basic Map Skills Quiz

10 Questions

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

• 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

Related Quizzes
Featured Quizzes
Related Topics