# Basic Map Skills Trivia Quiz

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In the centuries past, most people could not know how to get to a place unless they studied the maps and followed their directions. Can you correctly navigate just by using a map? Take up the quiz below on some basic map skills and find out. All the best and try not to get lost!

• 1.

### A map is a picture/drawing of a part of the earth

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
A map is a visual representation of a specific area or region on the Earth's surface. It typically includes various geographical features such as landforms, bodies of water, and man-made structures. Maps are used to navigate, understand the spatial relationships between different locations, and gather information about the physical characteristics of an area. Therefore, it is accurate to say that a map is a picture or drawing of a part of the Earth.

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• 2.

### Check all correct answers.   Key components of a map are

• A.

Title

• B.

Legend/key

• C.

Scale

• D.

Compass rose

A. Title
B. Legend/key
C. Scale
D. Compass rose
Explanation
The key components of a map are the title, legend/key, scale, and compass rose. The title provides information about the subject or purpose of the map. The legend/key explains the symbols and colors used on the map. The scale helps determine the distance between points on the map. The compass rose indicates the directions on the map. These components are essential for understanding and interpreting a map accurately.

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• 3.

### Maps are used to show where things are.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Maps are indeed used to show where things are. They provide a visual representation of locations, allowing users to understand the spatial relationships between different places. Maps can display various types of information, such as roads, landmarks, boundaries, and geographical features. They are commonly used for navigation, planning routes, understanding the layout of an area, and analyzing geographic data. Therefore, the statement "Maps are used to show where things are" is true.

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• 4.

### The Cardinal Directions on a Compass Rose are

• A.

Down

• B.

Up

• C.

Last

• D.

North

D. North
Explanation
The Cardinal Directions on a Compass Rose are North. The other options - Down, Up, and Last - are not cardinal directions commonly used on a compass rose. The correct answer is North because it is one of the four main directions used for navigation and orientation.

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• 5.

### Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast are

• A.

Don't exist

• B.

Intermediate directions

• C.

Aren't on the Compass Rose

B. Intermediate directions
Explanation
The given answer is "Intermediate directions" because Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Southeast are not the main cardinal directions (North, South, East, and West) but rather the intermediate directions that fall between them. These intermediate directions help provide more specific locations and are commonly used in navigation and giving directions.

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• 6.

### A legend/key should be on all maps.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
A legend/key should be on all maps because it helps users understand the symbols and colors used on the map. It provides important information about the features, landmarks, and other elements represented on the map. Without a legend/key, users would have difficulty interpreting the map accurately and efficiently. Therefore, it is essential to include a legend/key on all maps to enhance their usability and ensure that users can navigate and comprehend the information presented on the map effectively.

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• 7.

### The Scale on a map is used to show how the distance on the map relates the the real world.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because the scale on a map is a ratio that represents the relationship between a distance on the map and the corresponding distance in the real world. It allows users to accurately measure distances and understand the relative sizes and distances of features on the map. By using the scale, individuals can determine how far apart different locations are and plan their journeys accordingly.

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• 8.

### This is a picture of a Compass Rose

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The given statement is true because a compass rose is a figure on a map or chart that displays the orientation of the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west). It helps in determining the direction and navigation. Since the statement confirms that the picture is of a compass rose, it is correct.

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• 9.

### This is a picture of a map legend/key.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The given correct answer is true because the statement "This is a picture of a map legend/key" is accurate. The question is asking whether the picture represents a map legend/key, and the correct answer affirms that it does.

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• 10.

### What did you think of the Compass Rose song?

• A.

Hated it

• B.

Loved it

• C.

It was okay