Test Your Knowledge Of Map Skills! Quiz

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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!

• 1.

What do maps use to show where places are located?

• A.

Circles and squares

• B.

Symbols and colors

• C.

• D.

Inches and feet

B. Symbols and colors
Explanation
Maps use symbols and colors to show where places are located. Symbols represent different features such as cities, roads, rivers, and mountains, while colors are used to differentiate between different types of land cover or administrative boundaries. By using symbols and colors, maps provide a visual representation of geographical information, making it easier for users to understand and navigate the map.

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• 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.

C. Special drawing of all or part of the Earth as seen from above.
Explanation
The correct answer is "special drawing of all or part of the Earth as seen from above." This is because a map is a visual representation of the Earth's surface, showing its features, such as landforms, bodies of water, and political boundaries. It provides a scaled-down view of the Earth, allowing us to understand and navigate different locations. Maps are created using cartography techniques and can be used for various purposes, including navigation, planning, and studying geography.

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• 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.

A. A model of the earth that is round like a ball.
Explanation
The correct answer is "a model of the earth that is round like a ball." This is because a globe is a three-dimensional representation of the Earth, which accurately depicts its shape and features. It is shaped like a ball, with the continents, oceans, and other geographical details accurately portrayed. A globe is often used for educational purposes, as it provides a realistic and tangible representation of the Earth's surface.

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• 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

D. To show what time classes begin
Explanation
Maps are primarily used to visually represent geographical features such as highways, boundaries between states, and the locations of cities. However, they are not typically used to display information about the timing of classes. This information is better suited for schedules or timetables rather than maps.

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• 5.

Which one is a continent?

• A.

Atlantic Ocean

• B.

United States

• C.

North America

• D.

South Africa

C. North America
Explanation
North America is the correct answer because it is a continent. The Atlantic Ocean is not a continent, but rather a body of water. The United States is a country, not a continent. South Africa is a country located in the continent of Africa, but it is not a continent itself. Therefore, North America is the only option that fits the criteria of being a continent.

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• 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

B. Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean
Explanation
The group that belongs together because of its form is Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean. These are all names of major oceans around the world.

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• 7.

Choose the group that relates to your home.

• A.

South America, Venezuela, Orinoco Valley, Caracas

• B.

• C.

South America, Brazil, Amazon Basin, Sao Paulo

• D.

North America, United States, Utah, Park City

D. North America, United States, Utah, Park City
Explanation
The correct answer is North America, United States, Utah, Park City. This group relates to your home because it includes the continent (North America), the country (United States), the state (Utah), and the city (Park City) where your home is located.

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• 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

B. To study and to do research
Explanation
People visit Antarctica primarily to study and conduct research. Antarctica is a unique and pristine environment that offers valuable opportunities for scientific exploration. Researchers study various aspects of the continent, including its climate, geology, marine life, and ecosystems. They also investigate the effects of climate change and human activities on this remote region. By conducting research in Antarctica, scientists can gain insights into global processes and contribute to our understanding of the planet.

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• 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.

C. Maps can be used to determine the location of a place, information about a place and distances between places.
Explanation
Maps are important because they provide valuable information about the location of a place, as well as details and distances between different places. They help people navigate and understand the world around them, allowing them to plan routes, explore new areas, and make informed decisions. Maps can also be used for various purposes such as urban planning, emergency management, and geographical research. By providing a visual representation of the Earth's surface, maps enable us to better comprehend and interact with our environment.

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• 10.

What does GIS stand for?

• A.

Geographical Information Satellites

• B.

Gridline Information system

• C.

Geographical Information System

• D.

None of the above

A. Geographical Information Satellites
• 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

C. The bottom left hand corner
Explanation
The bottom left hand corner is not the correct answer for this question. The correct answer is "Always pointing to the top of the map." On an OS map, north is always represented at the top of the map, regardless of the compass or any other factors.

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• 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

C. Scale lines
Explanation
Scale lines are not a way of showing the height of land on maps. Scale lines are used to represent the relationship between the distances on the map and the actual distances on the ground. Contour lines, on the other hand, are used to show the elevation and shape of the land. They connect points of equal elevation, allowing the reader to visualize the height of the land. Grid lines are used to create a coordinate system on the map, making it easier to locate specific points.

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