Cartography In Ancient Times! Trivia Quiz

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Cartography In Ancient Times! Trivia Quiz

People have been making maps since prehistoric times. Cartography is all about the creation and the study of maps for land and charts for water bodies like seas or oceans. Creating maps in early civilizations, especially in places like Mesopotamia and Egypt, were linked to astronomy. The map of the Roman world produced by Claudius Ptolemaeus, a map of what he called “The Old World”. How much of Ancient times cartography do you know? Try our quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the greatest and the most Important cartographer in the ancient world?
    • A. 

      Ptolemy

    • B. 

      Pythagora

    • C. 

      Aristole

    • D. 

      Hipparchus

  • 2. 
    Who was the first cartographer to reasonably estimate Earth's circumference?
    • A. 

      Hipparchus

    • B. 

      Eratosthenes of Cyrene

    • C. 

      Dicaearchus of Messina

    • D. 

      Alexander the great

  • 3. 
    Who was the first cartographer to put reference lines on world maps?
    • A. 

      Dicaearchus of Messina

    • B. 

      Alexander the great

    • C. 

      Eratosthenes of Cyrene

    • D. 

      Hipparchus

  • 4. 
    What origin is the oldest map?
    • A. 

      Babylonian

    • B. 

      Roman

    • C. 

      Chinese

    • D. 

      Egypt

  • 5. 
    Which of these is the earliest form of cartography practiced on?
    • A. 

      Papyrus

    • B. 

      Parchment

    • C. 

      Clay tablet and cave wall

    • D. 

      Paper

  • 6. 
    Which ancient cartography is an earlier example of mordern cartography?
    • A. 

      Cartopholis

    • B. 

      Geographia

    • C. 

      Early guide to cartopgraphy

    • D. 

      Mappa Mundi

  • 7. 
    Which of these ancient countries is the art of cartopgraphy more considerably advanced?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      Babylon

    • D. 

      Egypt

  • 8. 
    Who was the first cartographer to draw the map of the world?
    • A. 

      Pythagora

    • B. 

      Anaximander

    • C. 

      Hipparchus

    • D. 

      Aristole

  • 9. 
    Which of these maps played a probable role in Roman expansion?
    • A. 

      Ptolemy map

    • B. 

      Nostrum map

    • C. 

      Greece map

    • D. 

      Babylonian map

  • 10. 
    Which of these map of the world was drawn in 1100s and covers not just geographical texts but natural feature ethnic and cultural groups?
    • A. 

      Mappa Mundi

    • B. 

      Tabula rogeriana

    • C. 

      Ptolemy

    • D. 

      Nostrum