Do You Have Basic Idea About Cartography? Trivia Quiz

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Cartography can be simply defined as the science of making clear, standard and detailed maps. This science is based on the fact that real life elements can be represented using symbols and shapes on a piece of paper. Undoubtedly, cartography is closely related to geography. How much do you know about cartography?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these is not element in a standard map? 

    • A.

      Lettering 

    • B.

      Color 

    • C.

      Texture 

    • D.

      Space 

    Correct Answer
    C. Texture 
    Explanation
    In a standard map, elements typically refer to visual representations such as symbols, lines, and shapes that represent different features on the map. Lettering, color, and space are commonly used elements in a standard map to convey information. However, texture is not typically considered an element in a standard map as it does not play a significant role in representing geographic features or conveying information.

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  • 2. 

    When was the Beaver map published? 

    • A.

      1723 

    • B.

      1781 

    • C.

      1715 

    • D.

      1791 

    Correct Answer
    C. 1715 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1715. This means that the Beaver map was published in the year 1715.

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  • 3. 

    Who published the Beaver map? 

    • A.

      Paul Beaver 

    • B.

      Thomas Dufresne 

    • C.

      Patrick Johnson 

    • D.

      Herman Moll 

    Correct Answer
    D. Herman Moll 
    Explanation
    Herman Moll is the correct answer because he is the one who published the Beaver map.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is not used in mapmaking? 

    • A.

      Vernier 

    • B.

      Printing press 

    • C.

      Ink 

    • D.

      Quadrant 

    Correct Answer
    C. Ink 
    Explanation
    Ink is not used in mapmaking because maps are typically created using digital software or by drawing with specialized tools such as pens or pencils. Ink is not commonly used because it can be difficult to make corrections or changes once it has been applied to the map. Additionally, ink may fade or smudge over time, making the map less reliable or legible.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is not an optical instrument used by mapmakers? 

    • A.

      Telescope 

    • B.

      Google 

    • C.

      Theodolite 

    • D.

      Sextant 

    Correct Answer
    B. Google 
    Explanation
    Google is not an optical instrument used by mapmakers. Google is a search engine and technology company that provides online services and software. It does not fall under the category of optical instruments used for mapmaking, which typically include instruments like telescopes, theodolites, and sextants that are used for measuring angles, distances, and locations on maps.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is not related to cartography? 

    • A.

      Remote sensing 

    • B.

      Satellite imagery 

    • C.

      Aviation 

    • D.

      Aerial photography 

    Correct Answer
    C. Aviation 
    Explanation
    Aviation is not related to cartography because it refers to the operation and use of aircraft, while cartography is the study and practice of creating maps. While aviation may rely on maps for navigation purposes, it is not directly involved in the creation or study of maps like remote sensing, satellite imagery, and aerial photography are.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is not a cartography technology? 

    • A.

      GIS

    • B.

      Laser rangefinders 

    • C.

      Field-rugged computers 

    • D.

      Inverters 

    Correct Answer
    D. Inverters 
    Explanation
    Inverters are not a cartography technology. Cartography technologies typically involve the use of tools and software for creating, analyzing, and interpreting maps and geographic data. GIS (Geographic Information System) is a cartography technology that allows for the capture, storage, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of spatial data. Laser rangefinders are used in cartography for measuring distances and elevations accurately. Field-rugged computers are used for data collection and analysis in the field. Inverters, on the other hand, are devices used to convert direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) and are not directly related to cartography.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these refers to  special purpose maps? 

    • A.

      Thematic cartography 

    • B.

      Orienteering 

    • C.

      Relief cartography 

    • D.

      General cartography 

    Correct Answer
    B. Orienteering 
    Explanation
    Orienteering refers to special purpose maps because it is a specific type of navigation that involves using a map and compass to navigate through unfamiliar terrain. Orienteering maps are designed with specific features and symbols that are necessary for this activity, such as contour lines, vegetation types, and man-made features. These maps are not used for general navigation or for representing a wide range of geographic information like other types of maps, making them special purpose maps.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is a form of cartographic symbology?

    • A.

      Map coloring 

    • B.

      Map projection 

    • C.

      Map lettering 

    • D.

      Map texting 

    Correct Answer
    A. Map coloring 
    Explanation
    Map coloring is a form of cartographic symbology because it involves using different colors or patterns to represent different features or attributes on a map. This technique is commonly used to visually differentiate between different land uses, political boundaries, or other geographic features. By using distinct colors or patterns, map coloring helps to convey information and make the map easier to interpret for the viewer.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these refers to a makes pictorial language? 

    • A.

      Compass rose 

    • B.

      Key 

    • C.

      Bar scale 

    • D.

      Relief 

    Correct Answer
    B. Key 
    Explanation
    A key refers to a makes pictorial language as it is a symbol or code used to represent different features or elements on a map or diagram. It helps in understanding the meaning of various symbols or colors used in the pictorial representation, making it easier to interpret the information conveyed by the map or diagram.

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