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One of how people get from one geographical area to another is through maps. In the olden days, maps were on paper, but these days thanks to the internet all you have to do are follow a dot and get to your destination. Can you look at old school maps and decipher which directions you should go to reach your endpoint? Take this 3rd Grade LCC Quiz on maps and Navigation to find out!

• 1.

### What is this?

• A.

A legend

• B.

A map

• C.

A compass rose

• D.

A decoration

C. A compass rose
Explanation
A compass rose is a symbol used on maps to indicate the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) and sometimes intermediate directions as well. It typically consists of a circle with lines or arrows pointing in different directions. This helps users orient themselves and understand the directionality of the map. Therefore, the given answer "a compass rose" accurately describes the object being referred to in the question.

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• 2.

### What do we use this for?

• A.

To tell directions on a map

• B.

To tell time

• C.

To take tests

• D.

A. To tell directions on a map
Explanation
This is used to tell directions on a map because maps are visual representations of locations and their relationships to each other. By using this, we can determine the orientation and position of different places on the map and navigate from one place to another accurately. It helps us understand the spatial relationships and find the correct path to reach our desired destination.

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• 3.

### What are the cardinal directions?

• A.

Up, down, right, left

• B.

Above, below, to the side, to the other side

• C.

Run, jump, swim, play

• D.

North, east, west, south

D. North, east, west, south
Explanation
The cardinal directions refer to the four main points on a compass: north, east, west, and south. These directions are used to navigate and determine orientation in relation to a fixed point. North represents the direction towards the North Pole, east is the direction towards the rising sun, west is the direction towards the setting sun, and south is the direction towards the South Pole. These directions are commonly used in maps, navigation, and giving directions.

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• 4.

### What is this?

• A.

A compass rose

• B.

A map key

• C.

A grocery list

• D.

A test

B. A map key
Explanation
A map key is a visual representation of the symbols and colors used on a map to represent different features or information. It helps the reader understand the meaning of these symbols and allows them to interpret the map accurately. In contrast, a compass rose is a graphic tool that shows the orientation of the map, indicating the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west). A grocery list is a written record of items to be purchased from a grocery store, while a test refers to an assessment or examination.

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• 5.

### Which direction is Lafayette from New Orleans?

• A.

North

• B.

East

• C.

West

• D.

South

C. West
Explanation
Lafayette is located west of New Orleans.

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• 6.

### If Mr. Byrne is driving from Lafayette to Monroe, what direction will he travel?

• A.

North

• B.

East

• C.

West

• D.

South

A. North
Explanation
Mr. Byrne will travel in the north direction when driving from Lafayette to Monroe.

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