Basic Map Skills Quiz

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Maps are a good way to learn to know what exists outside our geographical zones. Our interesting ' Basic map skills quiz' will test your knowledge about the same. A map is an abstraction of reality, and the cartographer chooses information essential to fill the map's purpose. If you are a scout, one thing you should always know how to read and interpret is a map. Read the statement and questions below, then select the best answer for the question. Make sure to attempt all the questions on the quiz. All the very best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Longitude is
    • A. 

      Imaginary parallels that measure distances North and South of the Equator

    • B. 

      Represented by imaginary lines called parallels that measure distances East and West of the Equator

    • C. 

      Imaginary lines called meridians that measure distances East and West of the Prime Meridian

    • D. 

      Found on globes but not maps

  • 2. 
    Who was the first person to use the word "Geography"? 
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Eratosthenes

    • D. 

      Socrates

  • 3. 
    What percentage of Earth's population lives in the northern hemisphere?
    • A. 

      75 %

    • B. 

      80%

    • C. 

      90%

    • D. 

      98%

  • 4. 
    _______ shows the four cardinal directions and intermediate directions.
    • A. 

      Key

    • B. 

      Compass rose

    • C. 

      Scale

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 5. 
    The imaginary line that is zero degrees latitude and divides the earth into northern and southern hemispheres is called:
    • A. 

      Prime Meridian

    • B. 

      Equator

    • C. 

      Tropic of Cancer

    • D. 

      North pole

  • 6. 
    A map that shows the national and state boundaries and cities is called a:
    • A. 

      Physical map

    • B. 

      Special purpose map

    • C. 

      Population density map

    • D. 

      Political map

  • 7. 
    The Prime Meridian divides the earth into eastern and western hemispheres and is located at
    • A. 

      20 degrees longitude

    • B. 

      Zero dgrees longitude

    • C. 

      15 latitude

    • D. 

      Zero degrees latitude

  • 8. 
    A Population Density map is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Physical Map

    • B. 

      General Purpose Map

    • C. 

      Political Map

    • D. 

      Special Purpose map

  • 9. 
    The five elements of a map are:
    • A. 

      Title, scale, key, height, and weight

    • B. 

      Title, scale, compass rose, inset map, and legend

    • C. 

      Legend, direction, magentic compass, imaginary lines, and hemispheres

    • D. 

      Title, legend, scale, compass rose, key

  • 10. 
    Landforms such as mountains and volcanos can be found on a:
    • A. 

      Physical Map

    • B. 

      Political Map

    • C. 

      Population Density Map

    • D. 

      Special Purpose Map

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