# Test Basic Map Skills Quiz

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• 1.

### A map scale shows

• A.

The relationship between actual distance and distance shown on a map

• B.

Meaning of symbols on a map

• C.

Landforms and physical features of the earth

• D.

The four cardinal directions and the four intermediate directions

A. The relationship between actual distance and distance shown on a map
Explanation
A map scale shows the relationship between actual distance and distance shown on a map. This means that it helps to determine the real-world distance between two points on a map by using a scale ratio. For example, if the scale is 1:100,000, it means that one unit of distance on the map represents 100,000 units of distance in the real world. This allows users to accurately measure distances and plan routes on a map.

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• 2.

### 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

C. Imaginary lines called meridians that measure distances East and West of the Prime Meridian
Explanation
Longitude is a term used to describe imaginary lines called meridians that measure distances East and West of the Prime Meridian. These lines help in determining specific locations on the Earth's surface and are crucial for navigation and mapping purposes. Unlike latitude, which measures distances North and South of the Equator, longitude focuses on measuring distances East and West of the Prime Meridian. Therefore, the correct answer is that longitude is represented by imaginary lines called meridians that measure distances East and West of the Prime Meridian.

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• 3.

### _______ shows the four cardinal directions and intermediate directions.

• A.

Key

• B.

Compass rose

• C.

Scale

• D.

Symbol

B. Compass rose
Explanation
A compass rose is a figure on a map that shows the four cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) as well as the intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest). It is typically depicted as a circle with lines or arrows pointing in each direction. The purpose of a compass rose is to provide a visual reference for orientation and navigation on a map.

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• 4.

### The imaginary line that is zero degrees latitude and divides the earth into northern and southern hemisperes is called

• A.

Prime Meridian

• B.

Equator

• C.

Tropic of Cancer

• D.

North pole

B. Equator
Explanation
The equator is the correct answer because it is the imaginary line that divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres. It is located at 0 degrees latitude and is the halfway point between the North Pole and the South Pole. The equator is an important reference line for navigation and is used to determine the climate zones on Earth.

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• 5.

### 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

D. Political map
Explanation
A political map is a type of map that displays national and state boundaries, as well as cities. It is used to show the political divisions and administrative boundaries of a region or country. This type of map is commonly used for understanding the political geography of an area, including the location of capitals, major cities, and borders between different political entities. It helps in visualizing the political structure and organization of a region or country.

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• 6.

### The Prime Meidian 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

B. Zero dgrees longitude
Explanation
The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western hemispheres. It is the starting point for measuring longitude and is designated as 0 degrees longitude. Therefore, the correct answer is zero degrees longitude.

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• 7.

### The earth is divided into ___________ hemispheres.

• A.

2

• B.

3

• C.

4

• D.

5

C. 4
Explanation
The earth is divided into four hemispheres: the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, and Western Hemisphere. These hemispheres are determined by the equator and the prime meridian. The Northern Hemisphere includes most of North America, Europe, and Asia, while the Southern Hemisphere includes most of South America, Africa, and Australia. The Eastern Hemisphere includes Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, while the Western Hemisphere includes North and South America.

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• 8.

### A Populations Density map is an example of a

• A.

Physical Map

• B.

General Purpose Map

• C.

Political Map

• D.

Special Purpose map

D. Special Purpose map
Explanation
A population density map is an example of a special purpose map because it specifically focuses on showing the distribution and concentration of population in a particular area. It provides information about the number of people living in different regions, allowing for a better understanding of population patterns. Unlike general purpose maps that provide a wide range of information or physical maps that depict natural features, a population density map serves a specific purpose of visualizing population data.

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• 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

B. Title, scale, compass rose, inset map, and legend
Explanation
The correct answer is title, scale, compass rose, inset map, and legend. These five elements are essential components of a map. The title provides information about the subject or purpose of the map. The scale indicates the ratio or proportion of the map to the actual size of the area being represented. The compass rose shows the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) and sometimes intermediate directions. An inset map is a smaller map that provides a more detailed view of a specific area within the main map. The legend explains the symbols and colors used on the map to represent different features or information.

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• 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