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Cartography is the act of creating graphs and maps. Any territory or geography is divided into sections, cartography is therefore a process of drawing out these sections in the form of a map. What idea do you possess on the act of creating maps? Only when you take our quiz can you confirm how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not a reason for creating maps? 

    • A.

      Surveying 

    • B.

      Navigation 

    • C.

      Description 

    • D.

      Migration 

    Correct Answer
    D. Migration 
    Explanation
    Migration is not a reason for creating maps because maps are typically used to represent and visualize spatial data, such as surveying information, navigation routes, and descriptions of geographical features. Migration, on the other hand, refers to the movement of people or animals from one place to another, which does not require a map for its purpose or execution.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these explains the pictorial language of the map? 

    • A.

      Key 

    • B.

      Neatline 

    • C.

      Title 

    • D.

      Compass 

    Correct Answer
    A. Key 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Key". A key on a map is a legend that explains the symbols, colors, and other elements used on the map. It helps the reader understand the meaning of these symbols and enhances their comprehension of the map. Without a key, the pictorial language of the map would be unclear and difficult to interpret.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these indicates the region the map portrays? 

    • A.

      Key 

    • B.

      Neatline 

    • C.

      Title 

    • D.

      Compass 

    Correct Answer
    C. Title 
    Explanation
    The title of a map typically indicates the region it portrays. The title provides a brief description or name of the area that is being represented on the map. It helps the viewer understand what specific location or region the map is focused on. Therefore, in this case, the correct answer is "Title" because it indicates the region the map portrays.

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  • 4. 

    What is used in framing the entire map? 

    • A.

      Key 

    • B.

      Neatline 

    • C.

      Title 

    • D.

      Compass 

    Correct Answer
    B. Neatline 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Neatline. A neatline is a line that is drawn around the border of a map to define its extent and separate it from the surrounding space. It is used to frame the entire map and provide a clear boundary. The neatline helps to visually organize the map and ensure that all the elements are contained within a specific area.

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  • 5. 

    What provides orientation among the following? 

    • A.

      Key 

    • B.

      Neatline 

    • C.

      Title 

    • D.

      Compass 

    Correct Answer
    D. Compass 
    Explanation
    A compass provides orientation by indicating the direction of the Earth's magnetic north. It consists of a magnetized needle that aligns itself with the Earth's magnetic field, pointing towards the north. This allows individuals to determine their heading and navigate accurately. The other options listed, such as a key, neatline, and title, do not provide orientation in the same way a compass does.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following maps gives a global context of the primary map? 

    • A.

      Overview 

    • B.

      Bar scale 

    • C.

      Map projection 

    • D.

      North arrow 

    Correct Answer
    A. Overview 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Overview". An overview map provides a global context of the primary map by showing the surrounding area or region. It helps users understand the location and spatial relationships of the primary map within a larger geographic context. This allows for better interpretation and analysis of the primary map's features and data.

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  • 7. 

    What is used to translate map measurement? 

    • A.

      Overview 

    • B.

      Bar scale 

    • C.

      Map projection 

    • D.

      North Arrow 

    Correct Answer
    B. Bar scale 
    Explanation
    A bar scale is used to translate map measurements. It is a graphic representation on a map that shows the relationship between a unit of measurement on the map and the corresponding distance on the ground. It helps in accurately measuring distances and determining the scale of the map. Map projection refers to the method used to represent the curved surface of the Earth on a flat map, while a north arrow is a symbol that indicates the direction of north on a map.

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  • 8. 

    Which among the following options provides a way to represent the curved surface? 

    • A.

      Overview 

    • B.

      Bar scale 

    • C.

      Map projection 

    • D.

      North Arrow 

    Correct Answer
    C. Map projection 
    Explanation
    Map projection is the correct answer because it is a method used to represent the curved surface of the Earth on a flat map. It involves transforming the three-dimensional Earth onto a two-dimensional surface, allowing for accurate representation of features such as continents, countries, and landforms. Different types of map projections exist, each with its own strengths and weaknesses in preserving shape, area, distance, or direction.

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  • 9. 

    What is a compass rose also called? 

    • A.

      Overview 

    • B.

      Bar scale 

    • C.

      Map projection 

    • D.

      North Arrow 

    Correct Answer
    D. North Arrow 
    Explanation
    A compass rose is also called a North Arrow because it is a graphical representation of the cardinal directions, with the north direction being indicated by an arrow. It is commonly used on maps to help orient the reader and determine which way is north. The other options given in the question, such as bar scale and map projection, are not alternative names for a compass rose.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is not a cartographic symbol? 

    • A.

      Compass 

    • B.

      Overview Map 

    • C.

      Neatline 

    • D.

      Dorset 

    Correct Answer
    D. Dorset 
    Explanation
    The term "Dorset" does not refer to a cartographic symbol. It is likely a distractor or unrelated option in this context. Cartographic symbols typically represent features or objects on a map, such as a compass rose to indicate direction, an overview map to show the location of a larger area, or a neatline to outline the boundary of a map. However, "Dorset" does not fit into this category and is therefore not a cartographic symbol.

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