Map Reading Skills Test! Trivia Knowledge Quiz

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Map Reading Skills Test! Trivia Knowledge Quiz

Map reading refers to a process of interpreting or comprehending the geographic information depicted on a map. A reader should have the necessary skills to develop a mental map of the real-world and well versed in identifying the symbolized data shown on the map. The symbols include distance, direction, natural and human-made features, and topographical features. Take this quiz to test your knowledge and level of awareness you've got in map reading. Let's begin. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the features below cannot be found in a political map?
    • A. 

      Border lines

    • B. 

      Capital cities

    • C. 

      Contour lines

    • D. 

      Ocean names

  • 2. 
    What is the typical scale of a continental map?
    • A. 

      1 : 1

    • B. 

      1: 1000

    • C. 

      1: 10 000

    • D. 

      1 : 10 000 000

    • E. 

      1 : 100 000 000

  • 3. 
    Which one of these norths is actually real ?
    • A. 

      True north

    • B. 

      Sea north

    • C. 

      Map north

    • D. 

      Ground north

  • 4. 
    What can one use in order to orienteer a map without using a compass?
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Humidity

    • D. 

      Stars

  • 5. 
    Which of the following features can be found in a country map?
    • A. 

      The names of important places and locations

    • B. 

      Steepness of land

    • C. 

      Bus numbers

    • D. 

      Grid lines

    • E. 

      Names of streets

  • 6. 
    When you are on an orienteering hike you should always walk on the _____________ side of the road.
  • 7. 
    _________________ and ________________ codes should always be obeyed on an orienteering hike.
  • 8. 
    What are the map-reading basics that will help you read a map successfully?
    • A. 

      Compass directions, grid references and key

    • B. 

      Compass directions, grid references, key and scale

    • C. 

      Compass directions, grid references, key, scale and reading the title

    • D. 

      None

  • 9. 
    What are the points of the compass starting at 12 o'clock and heading clockwise?
    • A. 

      East, North, South, West

    • B. 

      South, West, North, East

    • C. 

      North, East, South, West

    • D. 

      North, East, South West

  • 10. 
    A four-figure grid reference represents what?
    • A. 

      The grid square to the northwest of the point

    • B. 

      The grid square to the north and east of the point

    • C. 

      The grid square to the south and west of the point

    • D. 

      The grid square to the east and west of the point