# Geography Map Skills Trivia Quiz!

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What we have here is a geography map skills trivia quiz! Maps have been used to show direction and different geographical features of different areas. A good map is expected to have compass directions, key, title, grid references and ordnance surveys. By taking this quiz, you stand the chance of increasing your basic map skills as you refresh on some you may have forgotten. All the best, and keep practising!

• 1.

### What are Large bodies of land called?

• A.

Hemispheres

• B.

Continents

• C.

Oceans

• D.

B. Continents
Explanation
Continents are large bodies of land that are separated by oceans. They are the main divisions of land on Earth and are typically characterized by their distinct geographical features, such as mountains, rivers, and deserts. Continents are also home to a wide variety of ecosystems and human civilizations.

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• 2.

### What is half a sphere called?

• A.

A hemisphere

• B.

A half cirlce

• C.

A key

• D.

A symbol

A. A hemisphere
Explanation
A hemisphere is the correct answer because it refers to half of a sphere. It is a geometric shape that is formed when a plane cuts through a sphere, dividing it into two equal parts. The term "hemisphere" is derived from the Greek words "hemi" meaning half, and "sphaira" meaning sphere. Therefore, a hemisphere accurately describes half of a sphere.

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• 3.

### Name the 4 hemispheres.

northern, southern, eastern, western
• 4.

### An imaginary line that divides the northern and southern hemispheres is called what?

Equator, equator, The equator, The Equator, the equator, the Equator
Explanation
The Equator is a theoretical line encircling the Earth's midpoint, situated equidistant from the North and South Poles. This line acts as a demarcation, separating the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

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• 5.

### Name the four cardinal directions.

north south east west, North South East West
Explanation
The four cardinal directions are north, south, east, and west. These directions are used to navigate and determine the orientation of objects or places on a map or in real life.

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• 6.

### Name the four intermediate directions.

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Explanation
The four intermediate directions are northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest. These directions are located between the four cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) and are used to give more specific indications of direction.

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• 7.

### What is a small drawing on a map that can help you find directions?

• A.

Symbol

• B.

Key

• C.

Compass rose

• D.

Equator

C. Compass rose
Explanation
A compass rose is a small drawing on a map that helps you find directions. It usually consists of a circle with lines indicating the four cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) and sometimes additional intermediate directions. By using the compass rose, you can determine which way is north and navigate your way around the map accurately.

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• 8.

### What map shows cities, states, countries, and capitals?

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Explanation
The map that shows cities, states, countries, and capitals is a political map. Political maps display the boundaries and locations of cities, states, countries, and their respective capitals. They provide information about political divisions and are commonly used for educational and reference purposes.

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• 9.

### What map shows the natural features of the earth?

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Explanation
The map that shows the natural features of the earth is a physical map. Physical maps display the physical characteristics of the Earth's surface, such as mountains, rivers, lakes, and other landforms. They provide information about the natural geography of an area and are commonly used for studying topography and understanding the physical environment.

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• 11.

### What kind of map shows you how you can travel from one place to another?

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Explanation
A map that shows you how you can travel from one place to another is called a navigation map or a road map. It displays the various routes, roads, highways, and landmarks that can be used to navigate between locations. This type of map is commonly used for planning trips, finding directions, and understanding the transportation network of an area.

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• 12.

### This map shows information about pasts events and where they occurred.

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