Cartography Quiz On Map Designs! Trivia

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Cartography is the art and science of graphically representing a geographical area. It is an ancient discipline that dates from the prehistoric territories. It involves the application of mathematical, computer, and other techniques. Maps and detailed geographical information are needed for a range of purposes. Map making can be complex since it needs hight accuracy and it can be imaginative at times. Cartography doesn't only deal with maps, which is the representation of the terrestrial, but also charts which is of the marine. Can you pass this quiz?


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  • 1. 

    How does a compass indicates direction?

    • A.

      Detecting Variation

    • B.

      Detecting sunrays

    • C.

      Detecting magnetic lines of force

    • D.

      Detecting pressure

    Correct Answer
    C. Detecting magnetic lines of force
    Explanation
    A compass indicates direction by detecting magnetic lines of force. The compass needle is a small magnet that aligns itself with the Earth's magnetic field. The Earth has a magnetic field with north and south poles, and the compass needle points towards the Earth's magnetic north pole. This allows the compass to accurately indicate the direction of north, which can then be used to determine other directions such as east, west, and south.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these maps depicts the Earth as spherical?

    • A.

      Blauver map

    • B.

      Thematic maps

    • C.

      Globe

    • D.

      Topo map

    Correct Answer
    C. Globe
    Explanation
    A globe is a three-dimensional representation of the Earth, accurately depicting its spherical shape. Unlike other maps mentioned in the question, such as the Blauver map, thematic maps, or topo maps, a globe provides a true representation of the Earth's shape, making it the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    How many types of map designs are there?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    There are two types of map designs.

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  • 4. 

    What is a person who designs maps called?

    • A.

      Cartographe

    • B.

      Cartopgrapher

    • C.

      Mapper

    • D.

      Spotter

    Correct Answer
    B. Cartopgrapher
    Explanation
    A cartographer is a person who designs maps. They use various techniques and tools to create accurate and detailed representations of geographical areas. They gather data, analyze it, and then create maps that can be used for navigation, planning, and other purposes. The term "cartopgrapher" is likely a misspelling of "cartographer," and "mapper" is a more general term that can refer to anyone who creates maps, including cartographers. "Spotter" is unrelated to map design and does not accurately describe a person who designs maps.

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  • 5. 

    What is another name of the longitudinal line?

    • A.

      Reference line

    • B.

      Meridian

    • C.

      Parallel

    • D.

      Middle line

    Correct Answer
    B. Meridian
    Explanation
    A meridian is another name for the longitudinal line. It is an imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole and is used to measure longitude. Meridians are important for navigation and determining time zones.

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  • 6. 

    What is the use of the neat line?

    • A.

      Map key

    • B.

      Map reference

    • C.

      Map cutting

    • D.

      Map Framing

    Correct Answer
    D. Map Framing
    Explanation
    The neat line is used in map framing. It is a border line that defines the extent of the map. It helps to visually separate the map from the surrounding area and provides a clear boundary. The neat line is often used in cartography to enhance the presentation and aesthetics of a map. It ensures that the map is neatly contained within a defined area, making it easier to read and interpret.

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  • 7. 

    What is the distance covered by one degree of latitude?

    • A.

      69km

    • B.

      69m

    • C.

      69miles

    • D.

      100km

    Correct Answer
    C. 69miles
    Explanation
    One degree of latitude covers a distance of approximately 69 miles. This is a commonly used measurement in navigation and geographic calculations. Latitude lines are imaginary horizontal lines that run parallel to the equator, and each degree of latitude represents a specific distance on the Earth's surface. The distance covered by one degree of latitude is relatively consistent around the globe, making it a useful unit of measurement for determining distances between locations.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these is the work of Herman Moli?

    • A.

      Hermanian map

    • B.

      Thematic map

    • C.

      Beaver map

    • D.

      Topo map

    Correct Answer
    C. Beaver map
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Beaver map" because it is stated in the question that the work belongs to Herman Moli. Therefore, the work that Herman Moli is known for is the Beaver map.

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  • 9. 

    Which country has the most advanced map?

    • A.

      Greece

    • B.

      Philadelphia

    • C.

      Palestine

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    A. Greece
    Explanation
    Greece is considered to have the most advanced map due to its rich history and contributions to cartography. The country has a long tradition of mapmaking, dating back to ancient times when Greek scholars like Eratosthenes made significant advancements in geography. Additionally, Greece is known for its accurate and detailed topographic maps, which are widely used for various purposes such as navigation, urban planning, and environmental studies. The country's advanced map technology and expertise make it a leader in the field of cartography.

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  • 10. 

    What is the equivalence of one degree of longitude?

    • A.

      4minutes

    • B.

      15 minutes

    • C.

      30 minutes

    • D.

      1 hour

    Correct Answer
    A. 4minutes
    Explanation
    One degree of longitude is equivalent to 4 minutes. This is because the Earth is divided into 360 degrees of longitude, and it takes 24 hours (or 1440 minutes) for the Earth to complete one full rotation. Therefore, dividing 1440 minutes by 360 degrees gives us 4 minutes per degree of longitude.

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