The Equirectangular Projection Quiz

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The Equirectangular Projection Quiz - Quiz

Equirectangular projection is the map projection that did great to add value to the development and understanding of the world and geography. This quiz tests your knowledge of equirectangular projection.


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  • 1. 

    Another name for Equirectangular Projection are all these except...

    • A.

      Equidistance Cylindrical Projection

    • B.

      Geographic Projection

    • C.

      La carte parallélogrammatique projection

    • D.

      Longitude and latitude Projection

    Correct Answer
    D. Longitude and latitude Projection
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Longitude and latitude Projection," is incorrect because Equirectangular Projection is actually a type of projection that uses the geographic coordinates of longitude and latitude. Therefore, it cannot be considered as another name for Equirectangular Projection. The other options, Equidistance Cylindrical Projection, Geographic Projection, and la carte parallélogrammatique projection, are all valid alternative names for Equirectangular Projection.

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  • 2. 

    Who claimed the invention of Equirectangular projection? 

    • A.

      Ptolemy

    • B.

      Pytheas

    • C.

      Pseudo-Scymnus

    • D.

      Posidonius

    Correct Answer
    A. Ptolemy
    Explanation
    Ptolemy is credited with claiming the invention of the Equirectangular projection. This projection is a mathematical method used to represent the Earth's surface on a flat map. It is created by mapping the latitude and longitude coordinates onto a rectangular grid. Ptolemy, a Greek mathematician, astronomer, and geographer, is known for his work in cartography, including his famous book "Geographia" where he described various map projections. While there may be other scholars who also contributed to the development of the Equirectangular projection, Ptolemy is specifically mentioned in this context.

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  • 3. 

    The Equirectangular Projection was invented in which year? 

    • A.

      AD-100

    • B.

      AD-200

    • C.

      AD-300

    • D.

      AD-400

    Correct Answer
    A. AD-100
    Explanation
    The correct answer is AD-100. The Equirectangular Projection was invented in the year AD-100.

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  • 4. 

    The geographer that claim Equirectangular Projection died in which year?

    • A.

      AD 187

    • B.

      AD 180

    • C.

      AD 170

    • D.

      AD 165

    Correct Answer
    C. AD 170
  • 5. 

    The claimer of Equirectangular projection lived in?

    • A.

      Alexandria

    • B.

      Ashmoun

    • C.

      Tell El Kebir

    • D.

      Girga

    Correct Answer
    A. Alexandria
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alexandria. The claimer of Equirectangular projection lived in Alexandria.

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  • 6. 

    The inventor of Equirectagular projection has all these occupations except...

    • A.

      Mathematician

    • B.

      Astronomer

    • C.

      Geographer

    • D.

      Chemist

    Correct Answer
    D. Chemist
    Explanation
    The inventor of the Equirectangular projection is Gerardus Mercator, who was a mathematician, astronomer, and geographer. However, there is no record of him being a chemist. Therefore, the correct answer is chemist.

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  • 7. 

    The inventor of Equirectangular projection is otherwise called?

    • A.

      The Geographie

    • B.

      The Geographar

    • C.

      The Geographia

    • D.

      The Geographier

    Correct Answer
    C. The Geographia
  • 8. 

    Who was the teacher of the Equirectangular projection inventor?

    • A.

      Theon of Smyrna

    • B.

      Theone of smyrna

    • C.

      Thaon of smyrna

    • D.

      Tharone of smyrna

    Correct Answer
    A. Theon of Smyrna
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Theon of Smyrna. Theon of Smyrna was a Greek mathematician and astronomer who lived in the 1st century AD. He is known for his works on mathematics and astronomy, including his commentary on Ptolemy's "Almagest." While it is unclear if Theon himself invented the Equirectangular projection, he is often credited as the teacher of the person who did invent it. Therefore, Theon of Smyrna is the most likely teacher of the Equirectangular projection inventor.

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  • 9. 

    What was the first astronomical treatise of Ptolemy?

    • A.

      Almagest

    • B.

      Byzantine

    • C.

      Peace of Callias

    • D.

      Treaty of Bonn

    Correct Answer
    A. Almagest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Almagest. Almagest is the first astronomical treatise written by Ptolemy, a Greek astronomer and mathematician who lived in the 2nd century AD. It is a comprehensive work that synthesizes the knowledge of ancient Greek astronomy and presents Ptolemy's geocentric model of the universe. The Almagest was highly influential and remained the definitive work on astronomy for over a thousand years. It covers a wide range of topics, including celestial motions, the positions and magnitudes of stars, and the prediction of eclipses.

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  • 10. 

    The first astronomical treatise of Ptolemy was founded when?

    • A.

      AD 100-170

    • B.

      AD 100-270

    • C.

      AD 270-350

    • D.

      AD 230-300

    Correct Answer
    A. AD 100-170
    Explanation
    Ptolemy's first astronomical treatise was founded between AD 100-170. This means that Ptolemy wrote his treatise during this time period, which was the early 2nd century AD.

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