Lesson 1 Quiz: Parts Of A Map Vocabulary

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Lesson 1 Quiz: Parts Of A Map Vocabulary - Quiz

Each of the following questions reviews key vocabulary terms for basic parts of a map. Read each question and select the correct answer. If you do not receive a 100%, re-study the vocabulary and re-take the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This is 0 degrees longitude, it creates the Eastern and Western Hemisphere

    • A.

      Equator

    • B.

      Latitude

    • C.

      Prime Meridian

    • D.

      Map key

    Correct Answer
    C. Prime Meridian
    Explanation
    The Prime Meridian is the line of 0 degrees longitude that runs through Greenwich, London. It is used as a reference point to divide the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. This means that any location to the east of the Prime Meridian is considered part of the Eastern Hemisphere, while any location to the west is part of the Western Hemisphere. The Equator, on the other hand, is the line of 0 degrees latitude that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Therefore, the Prime Meridian is the correct answer as it specifically relates to the division of the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

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  • 2. 

    Objects used to represent something else; usually a dot represents a city. 

    • A.

      Key

    • B.

      Scale

    • C.

      Longitude

    • D.

      Symbols

    Correct Answer
    D. Symbols
    Explanation
    Symbols are objects used to represent something else. In this context, a dot is used as a symbol to represent a city. This means that when a dot is used on a map or a diagram, it is understood to represent a city. Therefore, symbols are the correct answer in this case.

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  • 3. 

    This is a tool used to measure distances on a map to compare to distances on the earth's surface. 

    • A.

      Equator

    • B.

      Scale

    • C.

      Title

    • D.

      Labels

    Correct Answer
    B. Scale
    Explanation
    A scale is a tool used to measure distances on a map and compare them to distances on the earth's surface. It helps in understanding the actual size and proportion of features represented on the map. By using a scale, one can calculate the real-world distance between two points on the map by converting it from the map's scale measurement.

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  • 4. 

    This is a tool on a map showing cardinal (N,E,S,W) and intermediate (NE, NW, SE, SW) directions. 

    • A.

      Compass rose

    • B.

      Legend

    • C.

      Scale

    • D.

      Labels

    Correct Answer
    A. Compass rose
    Explanation
    A compass rose is a tool on a map that shows cardinal (N,E,S,W) and intermediate (NE, NW, SE, SW) directions. It helps orient the map reader and determine which direction is which. The compass rose is typically depicted as a circular design with arrows pointing in each direction and is commonly found in the corners or edges of a map.

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  • 5. 

    This identifies the subject of the map. 

    • A.

      Scale

    • B.

      Compass rose

    • C.

      Symbols

    • D.

      Title

    Correct Answer
    D. Title
    Explanation
    The title of a map provides information about the subject or theme of the map. It gives a brief description or summary of what the map is about. By reading the title, one can easily identify the main focus or subject of the map. Therefore, the title is important in helping users understand the purpose and content of the map.

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  • 6. 

    This explains the meaning of symbols on a map. 

    • A.

      Compass rose

    • B.

      Legend/key

    • C.

      Scale

    • D.

      Title

    Correct Answer
    B. Legend/key
    Explanation
    A legend/key on a map provides an explanation of the symbols used to represent various features or elements on the map. It helps users understand the meaning of different symbols such as roads, buildings, rivers, or landmarks. By referring to the legend/key, individuals can interpret the information presented on the map accurately and navigate their surroundings effectively.

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  • 7. 

    These are imaginary lines that run north and south across the earth. 

    • A.

      Lines of longitude

    • B.

      Equator

    • C.

      Lines of latitude

    • D.

      Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Lines of longitude
    Explanation
    Lines of longitude, also known as meridians, are imaginary lines that run from the North Pole to the South Pole on the Earth's surface. They are used to measure the east-west position of a location. These lines help in determining the time zones and are used in navigation and cartography. Unlike lines of latitude, which run east-west, lines of longitude run north-south and converge at the poles.

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  • 8. 

    These are imaginary lines that circle the earth east to west. 

    • A.

      Prime Meridian

    • B.

      Lines of longitude

    • C.

      Lines of latitude

    • D.

      Intermediate directions

    Correct Answer
    C. Lines of latitude
    Explanation
    Lines of latitude are imaginary lines that circle the Earth from east to west. They run parallel to the equator and measure the distance north or south of it. These lines help in locating places on the Earth's surface and are used to determine climate zones and navigation. The Prime Meridian, on the other hand, is the line of longitude that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole and divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. Therefore, the correct answer is lines of latitude, as they are the ones that circle the Earth east to west.

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  • 9. 

    This is 0 degrees latitude, it divides the earth into the Northern and Southern hemisphere. 

    • A.

      Lines of longitude

    • B.

      Symbols

    • C.

      Prime Meridian

    • D.

      Equator

    Correct Answer
    D. Equator
    Explanation
    The equator is the line of latitude that is located at 0 degrees. It divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. This line is important because it helps us determine the location of different places on the globe and is used as a reference point for measuring latitude.

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  • 10. 

    The directions of north, south, east and west are known as: 

    • A.

      Symbols

    • B.

      Intermediate directions

    • C.

      Cardinal directions

    • D.

      Scale

    Correct Answer
    C. Cardinal directions
    Explanation
    The directions of north, south, east, and west are commonly referred to as cardinal directions. These directions are considered the main or primary directions on a compass or map. They provide a basic framework for navigation and orientation. The term "cardinal" is derived from the Latin word "cardo," meaning hinge or pivot, indicating their importance as the main reference points.

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  • 11. 

    The directions of northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest are known as: 

    • A.

      Legend/key

    • B.

      Equator

    • C.

      Cardinal directions

    • D.

      Intermediate directions

    Correct Answer
    D. Intermediate directions
    Explanation
    The directions of northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest are known as intermediate directions. These directions are located between the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) and provide more specific information about the location or direction. They help to navigate and describe locations accurately.

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  • 12. 

    These identify objects on a map, for example names of cities, countries, bodies of water, etc. 

    • A.

      Symbols

    • B.

      Labels

    • C.

      Scale

    • D.

      Key

    Correct Answer
    B. Labels
    Explanation
    Labels are used to identify objects on a map, such as cities, countries, bodies of water, and more. They provide textual information that helps users understand the features represented on the map. Labels play a crucial role in conveying important geographic information and enhancing the overall readability and usability of a map.

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