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Year 7 Humanities: Geospatial Skills

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Year 7 Humanities: Geospatial Skills

This quiz will test your knowledge of general geographical and geospatial skills, concepts, terms and information.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Match the correct term with the following definition:... the skills needed to identify, interpret and explain features and patterns in the environment, and to use different kinds of maps, photographs, satellite images and statistical data.
    • A. 

      Monographing skills

    • B. 

      Satellite mapping skills

    • C. 

      Geospatial skills

    • D. 

      Objectification skills

  • 2. 
    All maps should have BOLTSS.  What do the letters in BOLTSS stand for and what do they mean? 
    • A. 

      Border, Orientation, Legend, Title, Scale, Source

    • B. 

      Boulder, Orientation, Legend, Title, Scale, Source

    • C. 

      Border, Orienteering, Ledger, Totem, Scale, Sauce

    • D. 

      Bushes, Ogres, Lemmings, Toes, Soup, Sauce

  • 3. 
    List all of the parts of BOLTSS that have been included in the map below.
  • 4. 
    Name the following types of symbols in maps:_______________ symbols show a specific feature at a certain place such as a toilet block, restaurant or shop.
  • 5. 
    Name the following type of symbols that are found in maps ____________ symbols form roads, rivers and railway lines.
  • 6. 
    Name the following type of symbols that are found in maps  ____________ symbols represent large areas, such as deserts or forests.
  • 7. 
    Enter the sequence of words would complete the following paragraphs (make sure each word is lower-case and separated by a comma):               A compass has four main points: north, __________, south and west. These four __________ points are used to describe direction.  For example, if  you are facing __________, then south is behind you, east is to your __________ and west is to your __________.  To give a more accurate   __________, the four __________ points can be divided into __________-   __________ points: north-east, __________-east, south-west and north-   __________.
  • 8. 
    Look at the following table. Starting from the top and working downwards, which of the following sequence of bearings and directions would correctly fill in the table?
    Direction Bearing
      0 degrees
    North East 45 degrees
      90 degrees
    South East 135 degrees
    South _____ degrees
      225 degrees
    West 270 degrees
    North West _____ degrees
    • A. 

      North, East, 190, South-West, 315

    • B. 

      North, East, 225, South-East, West

    • C. 

      North, East, 160, South-East, 115

    • D. 

      North, East, 180, South-West, 315

  • 9. 
    Use the map below to answer the following questions:   What is the approximate direction of Brisbane from Darwin?
  • 10. 
    What direction would you travel to get from Melbourne to Sydney?
  • 11. 
    If I was travelling from Perth to Sydney, in which bearing would I be travelling?