Test Your Knowledge Of Map Skills! Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge Of Map Skills! Quiz

What is your basic understanding of maps and globes and information that can be found on maps and globes? Read the questions carefully and Select the answer that is correct. Let's try out this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do maps use to show where places are located?
    • A. 

      Circles and squares

    • B. 

      Symbols and colors

    • C. 

      Addition and subtraction

    • D. 

      Inches and feet

  • 2. 
    A map is a
    • A. 

      Shape that is round like a ball also called a sphere.

    • B. 

      Place where people live and work and is smaller than a city.

    • C. 

      Special drawing of all or part of the Earth as seen from above.

    • D. 

      Space on a drawing that gives the title and explains all of the symbols.

  • 3. 
    A globe is
    • A. 

      A model of the earth that is round like a ball.

    • B. 

      A dry region with few plants and little rain.

    • C. 

      The condition of the air outside.

    • D. 

      Part of the earth that is much taller than other parts.

  • 4. 
    Which one is NOT something we use maps for?
    • A. 

      To show highways

    • B. 

      To show boundaries between states

    • C. 

      To show where cities are located

    • D. 

      To show what time classes begin

  • 5. 
    Which one is a continent?
    • A. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 6. 
    Identify the group that belongs together because of its form.
    • A. 

      North America, North Dakota, North Carolina, North Sea

    • B. 

      Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean

    • C. 

      New South Wales, New York, New Hampshire, New Delhi

    • D. 

      Virginia, West Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont

  • 7. 
    Choose the group that relates to your home.
    • A. 

      South America, Venezuela, Orinoco Valley, Caracas

    • B. 

      North America, Canada, Quebec, Montreal

    • C. 

      South America, Brazil, Amazon Basin, Sao Paulo

    • D. 

      North America, United States, Utah, Park City

  • 8. 
    Choose two reasons why people visit Antarctica.
    • A. 

      To ski and to play with penguins

    • B. 

      To study and to do research

    • C. 

      To vacation and visit friends

    • D. 

      To see the ice and watch whales

  • 9. 
    Which one is the BEST description of why maps are important?
    • A. 

      Maps can be used to decide if a place looks like another place, or if it has a lot of colorful places.

    • B. 

      Maps can be used to see if more people live in the cities or if more people live in other places.

    • C. 

      Maps can be used to determine the location of a place, information about a place and distances between places.

    • D. 

      Maps can be used to determine if pictures were taken from out in space or across the street from a place.

  • 10. 
    What does GIS stand for?
    • A. 

      Geographical Information Satellites

    • B. 

      Gridline Information system

    • C. 

      Geographical Information System

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 11. 
    Where is north on an OS map?
    • A. 

      Any direction - it depends on the compass

    • B. 

      Always pointing to the top of the map

    • C. 

      The bottom left hand corner

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is a way of showing the height of land on maps?
    • A. 

      Contour lines

    • B. 

      Grid lines

    • C. 

      Scale lines

    • D. 

      None of the above