Map Reading Test: MCQ Trivia Quiz

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Map Reading Test: MCQ Trivia Quiz

Here we bring you a map reading test quiz. Maps are designed for various reasons, not just to show direction. The availability of maps has made it possible for people to know different terrains and features. Do you know how to correctly read a map and what everything on it indicates? By taking this quiz, you will get to test yourself on understanding maps. Check it out and see how you will do it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is the legend of a map found?
    • A. 

      Lower left margin

    • B. 

      Lower right margin

    • C. 

      Top of the map

    • D. 

      Upper right margin

  • 2. 
    How many mils are in one degree?
    • A. 

      23.2

    • B. 

      14.5

    • C. 

      17.7

    • D. 

      3.0

  • 3. 
    How many Norths are there on a military map?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are major terrain features?  
    • A. 

      Hill

    • B. 

      Cliff

    • C. 

      Ridge

    • D. 

      Draw

  • 5. 
    Topographic maps are drawn to scale.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Large cities on a map are represented by what color?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Green

  • 7. 
    How close will an eight-digit grid get you to your point?
    • A. 

      1 meter

    • B. 

      10 meters

    • C. 

      100 meters

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What terrain feature is highlighted in this graphic?
    • A. 

      Hill

    • B. 

      Ridge

    • C. 

      Valley

    • D. 

      Saddle

  • 9. 
    How many sights does a compass have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 10. 
    What are the types of contour lines? 
    • A. 

      Index

    • B. 

      Primary

    • C. 

      Supplementary

    • D. 

      Secondary

  • 11. 
    What terrain feature is highlighted on this graphic?
    • A. 

      Hill

    • B. 

      Saddle

    • C. 

      Cliff

    • D. 

      Ridge

  • 12. 
    What are the 3 minor terrain features?
    • A. 

      Draw, Spur, Cliff

    • B. 

      Draw, Ridge, Cliff

    • C. 

      Saddle, Spur, Cliff

    • D. 

      Depression, Cliff, Ridge

  • 13. 
    What is the distance between grid lines on a combat map?
    • A. 

      100 meters

    • B. 

      1000 meters

    • C. 

      10 kilometers

    • D. 

      2 kilometers

  • 14. 
    What Does MGRS stand for?
    • A. 

      Military Graphic Reference System

    • B. 

      Map Graphic Research System

    • C. 

      Map Grid Reading System

    • D. 

      Military Grid Reference System

  • 15. 
    What does the term intersection mean?
    • A. 

      Finding the location of an unknown point by sighting two or more known points

    • B. 

      It's where stop lights are

    • C. 

      Finding your current location by getting a back azimuth

    • D. 

      Where two terrain features intersect