Geography Mapping & Practical Skills #1 - Open

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Geography Mapping & Practical Skills #1 - Open - Quiz

Quizz dealing with scale, direction and military co-oridnates


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.         The scale in words of the linear scale below is:      
    • A. 

      1cm to 500 metres

    • B. 

      1cm to 150 kms

    • C. 

      1:50 000

    • D. 

      1:500

  • 2. 
    When 1cm on a map is equal to 1km on the earth’s surface, the map scale would read as:
    • A. 

      1:100 000

    • B. 

      1: 1

    • C. 

      1: 10 000

    • D. 

      1: 1000

    • E. 

      1:1 km

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements are true regarding a scale shown as a representative fraction?                    1) the denominator is always one                    2) the numerator is always one                    3) in case of a representative fraction, the numerator represents the number of units on the map                    4) in case of a representative fraction, the numerator represents the number of units on the ground
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2 & 4

    • C. 

      1 & 3

    • D. 

      2 & 3

    • E. 

      1 & 4

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements are true concerning scale maps?         1.         large scale maps show relatively small areas of land with good detail       2.         small scale maps show large areas of land with much detail       3.         large scale maps show relatively large areas of land with good detail       4.         small scale maps show relatively large areas of land with little detail       5.         small scale maps show relatively small areas of land with little detail
    • A. 

      1 & 2

    • B. 

      3 & 4

    • C. 

      1 & 4

    • D. 

      5

  • 5. 
    Refer to the diagram below: What is the direction of point D from point C?
    • A. 

      ESE

    • B. 

      SE

    • C. 

      NW

    • D. 

      SW

  • 6. 
    Refer to the diagram below: Which point is WNW of point C?
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      E

    • C. 

      A

    • D. 

      D

  • 7. 
    Refer to the contour map below: The grid reference for point B is-
    • A. 

      GR 583178

    • B. 

      GR 178583

    • C. 

      GR 178582

    • D. 

      GR 582178

  • 8. 
    Refer to the contour map below: The direct linear distance between point B and point D is closest to-
    • A. 

      5 kilometres

    • B. 

      6 kilometres

    • C. 

      3.2 kilometres

    • D. 

      4.5 kilometres

  • 9. 
    Refer to the contour map below: Which point has the highest altitude?
    • A. 

      Point C

    • B. 

      Point A

    • C. 

      Point E

    • D. 

      Point B

  • 10. 
    Refer to the contour map below: What is the contour interval of the map?
    • A. 

      20 metres

    • B. 

      10 metres

    • C. 

      40 metres

    • D. 

      20-40 metres

  • 11. 
    Refer to the contour map below: The area for the grid square in which point B falls is:
    • A. 

      5 kilometres square

    • B. 

      2 kilometres square

    • C. 

      4 kilometres square

    • D. 

      8 kilometres square

  • 12. 
    Refer to the contour map below: The area reference for point D is
    • A. 

      5620

    • B. 

      1956

    • C. 

      2056

    • D. 

      5619

    • E. 

      562193

  • 13. 
    If the distance from Mt Blair to Mt Monger was 8.2km, how long would the journey take if travelling at an average speed of 80 km/hr?
    • A. 

      9.7 minutes

    • B. 

      585 minutes

    • C. 

      6.15 minutes

    • D. 

      0.1025 minutes

  • 14. 
    How many cardinal points are there on a compass?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      12

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