# Map Skills Exam: Quiz!

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• 1.

### Since the dots show the highest concentrations of people, what can you determine from their location?

• A.

People most often live along the coast because people like to live at the beach.

• B.

People most often live along the coast due to access to goods from other places.

• C.

People live in the middle of a continent because that where crops grow.

• D.

You cannot determine what area the most people live in.

B. People most often live along the coast due to access to goods from other places.
Explanation
The correct answer suggests that people most often live along the coast due to access to goods from other places. This means that living near the coast provides easier access to trade routes and ports, allowing people to have better access to imported goods from different regions. This explanation is supported by the statement that the dots show the highest concentrations of people, indicating that coastal areas have a higher population density due to their proximity to trade and commerce hubs.

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• 2.

### Which continent lies in THREE hemispheres?

• A.

Antarctica

• B.

Australia

• C.

Africa

• D.

Asia

C. Africa
Explanation
Africa is the correct answer because it is the only continent that lies in three hemispheres: the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere, and the Eastern Hemisphere. The equator runs through the middle of Africa, dividing it into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Additionally, the Prime Meridian passes through Africa, dividing it into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. Therefore, Africa is the only continent that can be found in three different hemispheres.

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• 3.

### Which are logical explanations for higher population density in the eastern United States?

• A.

The population in the western and eastern sections are almost equal.

• B.

Many Americans stay in the eastern part of the US because they only travel west for vacation.

• C.

The population in the east is larger because it is warm year-round.

• D.

Population is affected in the west because the rugged terrain made early settlement difficult.

D. Population is affected in the west because the rugged terrain made early settlement difficult.
Explanation
The correct answer is that the population is affected in the west because the rugged terrain made early settlement difficult. This explanation suggests that the challenging geographical features of the western United States, such as mountains and deserts, made it less favorable for early settlers to establish communities. In contrast, the eastern United States has more favorable and accessible land, leading to a higher population density in that region.

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• 4.

### Bob would like to build a new factory in the US and needs help deciding where he should locate his new plant. The environment must stay cool because the product will be ruined if it gets too hot. He also needs a large population of skilled workers with manufacturing experience. Where would you recommend he build his new business?

• A.

The Midwest because the population is small and has an automotive based economy.

• B.

Florida because it doesn't freeze, has lots of water, and the population is the largest.

• C.

New York because of the cool climate and experienced industrial manufacturers.

• D.

The West because it has a varying climate and a small but well trained population.

C. New York because of the cool climate and experienced industrial manufacturers.
Explanation
New York would be the recommended location for Bob's new factory because it has a cool climate, which is important to prevent the product from getting too hot and being ruined. Additionally, New York has a large population of skilled workers with manufacturing experience, making it an ideal choice for Bob's business.

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• 5.

### According to the map and the table, the top four states that produce coal come from what two regions?

• A.

The Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions

• B.

The Northwest and Gulf regions

• C.

The Great Lakes and Northwest regions

• D.

The Mid-Atlantic and Northwest regions

C. The Great Lakes and Northwest regions
Explanation
Based on the information provided in the map and table, the top four states that produce coal come from the Great Lakes and Northwest regions. This can be inferred by analyzing the data and identifying the states that have the highest coal production, which are located in these two regions.

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• 6.

### According the map and key, certain areas create geothermal heat underground that can be used to run generators for electricity production. It is an affordable source of electricity.  What regions would benefit from this source the most?

• A.

Northwest & Southwest regions

• B.

Gulf Coast & Southeast regions

• C.

Great Lakes & Southeast regions

• D.

Gulf Coast & Great Lakes regions

A. Northwest & Southwest regions
Explanation
The Northwest and Southwest regions would benefit the most from geothermal heat as indicated by the map and key. These regions have areas that create geothermal heat underground, which can be harnessed to run generators for electricity production. Geothermal energy is an affordable source of electricity, making it advantageous for these regions to utilize this resource.

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• 7.

### This map shows the division of states at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Blue states represent the Union states; the "North". Red states represent states that chose to seceed; the "South". Yellow states represent border states that endorsed slavery but would not seceed from the Union. White states were territories at the time. This it time period that West Virginia split from Virginia. How might this division affected relationships with other states?

• A.

Virginia was supportive of West Virginia's split from the state.

• B.

Ohio tried to force West Virginia into banning slavery by attacking them.

• C.

West Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, and Kentucky formed their own pact to create a new union.

• D.

Slaves trying to escape the South found people in West Virginia to help them cross the border into free Ohio.

D. Slaves trying to escape the South found people in West Virginia to help them cross the border into free Ohio.
Explanation
The division of states at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, particularly the formation of West Virginia, affected relationships with other states by providing a route for slaves to escape from the South. People in West Virginia helped these slaves cross the border into free Ohio, where they could find freedom. This action likely strained the relationship between West Virginia and the Southern states, as it undermined the institution of slavery and supported the escape of enslaved individuals. It also potentially created tensions with Ohio, as the state was targeted by Ohio's attempts to force West Virginia to ban slavery.

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• 8.

### Most of the major battles fought in the Revolutionary War were fought north of Virginia. Which statement draws the most logical conclusion as to why?

• A.

The leaders of the seperatist movement were hiding in the northern colonies and the British were looking for them.

• B.

Most of the population was in the southern colonies at the time so the British felt as though they could win more easily in the northern colonies.

• C.

Resources and goods that were sent to England were shipped out of the northern colonies therefore England had economic reasons for wanting to keep America colonized under their rule.

• D.

The southern colonies were most Loyalist farmers who did not want to seperate from England.

C. Resources and goods that were sent to England were shipped out of the northern colonies therefore England had economic reasons for wanting to keep America colonized under their rule.
Explanation
The correct answer suggests that the major battles in the Revolutionary War were fought north of Virginia because the northern colonies were the main source of resources and goods that were sent to England. This implies that England had economic reasons for wanting to keep America colonized under their rule, leading to the concentration of battles in the northern colonies.

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