Mapping Vocabulary Quiz: MCQ!

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  • 1. 

    A book of maps.

    • A.

      Atlas

    • B.

      Index

    • C.

      Contents

    • D.

      Political

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlas
    Explanation
    An atlas is a book of maps that provides a collection of geographical information. It typically includes maps of different regions, countries, and continents, along with additional information such as political boundaries, cities, and topographical features. An atlas is a useful reference tool for studying and understanding the world's geography. The other options, index, contents, and political, do not accurately describe a book of maps like an atlas does.

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  • 2. 

    An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator.

    • A.

      Line of longitude

    • B.

      Equator

    • C.

      Prime Meridian

    • D.

      Line of latitude

    Correct Answer
    D. Line of latitude
    Explanation
    A line of latitude is an imaginary line around the Earth that runs parallel to the equator. It helps in determining the distance north or south of the equator. The equator itself is a line of latitude, but the term "line of latitude" refers to any of the other imaginary lines that run parallel to it. In contrast, lines of longitude run from the North Pole to the South Pole and help in determining the distance east or west of the Prime Meridian. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "line of latitude."

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  • 3. 

    A natural part of the land that is not made by people.

    • A.

      Landmark

    • B.

      Physical

    • C.

      Landform

    • D.

      Continent

    Correct Answer
    C. Landform
    Explanation
    A landform refers to a natural part of the land that is not created by people. It includes various physical features such as mountains, valleys, plains, plateaus, and hills. These landforms are shaped by natural processes like erosion, weathering, and tectonic activity over long periods of time. Landforms are distinct geographical features that contribute to the overall landscape and are essential in understanding the Earth's surface and its formation.

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  • 4. 

    A map that displays a certain theme of the region or area; like the amount of rainfall or countries

    • A.

      Political

    • B.

      Physical

    • C.

      Topographic

    • D.

      Thematic

    Correct Answer
    D. Thematic
    Explanation
    A thematic map is a type of map that focuses on displaying a specific theme or topic related to a region or area. It can show information such as the amount of rainfall, distribution of countries, population density, or any other theme that is relevant to the area being represented. Unlike political, physical, or topographic maps that focus on different aspects of the landscape, a thematic map is designed to highlight a specific theme or topic of interest.

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  • 5. 

    An imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles.

    • A.

      Prime meridian

    • B.

      Latitude

    • C.

      Longitude

    • D.

      Equator

    Correct Answer
    D. Equator
    Explanation
    The equator is an imaginary line that runs around the Earth, forming a great circle. It is equidistant from both the north and south poles. This means that the distance from any point on the equator to either pole is the same. The equator is an important reference point for measuring latitude, which is the distance north or south of the equator, and longitude, which is the distance east or west of the prime meridian. Therefore, the equator is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 6. 

    A map that shows human-made features and boundaries such as cities and countries.

    • A.

      Thematic

    • B.

      Topographic

    • C.

      Satellite

    • D.

      Political

    Correct Answer
    D. Political
    Explanation
    A political map is a type of map that displays human-made features and boundaries such as cities and countries. It focuses on showing the political divisions and administrative boundaries of a region or country. This includes the locations of capitals, major cities, borders, and other political features. Unlike other types of maps, a political map does not show physical features like mountains or rivers. Instead, it provides a clear representation of the political organization and divisions within a specific area.

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  • 7. 

    The measurement used to show the distance between lines of latitude and longitude on a map.

    • A.

      Kilometre

    • B.

      Mile

    • C.

      Degree

    • D.

      Scale

    Correct Answer
    C. Degree
    Explanation
    The measurement used to show the distance between lines of latitude and longitude on a map is degree. Degrees are used to measure angles, and on a map, lines of latitude and longitude form a grid system that helps determine specific locations on the Earth's surface. Each degree of latitude or longitude represents a specific distance, allowing for accurate navigation and measurement on a map.

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  • 8. 

    An imaginary line of longitude - 180° (degrees) east or west of the Prime Meridian. It shows where each new day begins.

    • A.

      Greenwich Mean Time

    • B.

      Equator

    • C.

      Tropic of Cancer

    • D.

      International Date Line

    Correct Answer
    D. International Date Line
    Explanation
    The International Date Line is an imaginary line of longitude that is 180 degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian. It is the line where each new day begins. When you cross this line from east to west, you either gain or lose a day, depending on the direction. This line helps to keep track of time and dates around the world and is important for international travel and communication.

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  • 9. 

    The page in the atlas which will show you where to find certain types of map.

    • A.

      Contents

    • B.

      Index

    • C.

      Datasets

    • D.

      Flags

    Correct Answer
    A. Contents
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "contents" because the contents page in an atlas provides a list or index of the different types of maps available in the atlas. It helps the user navigate and find specific maps based on their needs or interests. The contents page typically includes a brief description or title of each map, making it easier for the user to locate the desired map quickly.

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  • 10. 

    Also called a legend, this is an explanatory list of symbols used on a map.

    • A.

      Scale

    • B.

      Key

    • C.

      Symbol

    • D.

      Coordinate

    Correct Answer
    B. Key
    Explanation
    A key, also known as a legend, is an explanatory list of symbols used on a map. It helps the reader understand the meaning of the symbols and colors used on the map. By referring to the key, users can identify and interpret the various features represented on the map, such as roads, rivers, landmarks, and boundaries. The key is an essential component of a map as it provides crucial information for effective map reading and navigation.

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  • 11. 

    Tables of information about different countries that can be found in the back of some atlases.

    • A.

      Datasets

    • B.

      Index

    • C.

      Contents

    • D.

      Chapters

    Correct Answer
    A. Datasets
    Explanation
    The tables of information about different countries that can be found in the back of some atlases are referred to as datasets. These datasets provide detailed and organized information about various aspects of different countries, such as population, geography, economy, and more. They are a valuable resource for researchers, students, and anyone seeking comprehensive information about different countries.

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  • 12. 

    The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary, often manmade.

    • A.

      Symbol

    • B.

      Scale

    • C.

      Border

    • D.

      Key

    Correct Answer
    C. Border
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "border". A border refers to the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary, often manmade. It can be a physical demarcation between two regions or countries, or it can also refer to a decorative or protective edge around something. In the context of a map or diagram, a border is typically used to outline the limits of a specific area or to separate different elements within the map.

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  • 13. 

    A picture or line that is used to indicate certain terrain features or important locations on a map.

    • A.

      Icon

    • B.

      Symbol

    • C.

      Key

    • D.

      Coordinate

    Correct Answer
    B. Symbol
    Explanation
    A symbol is a picture or line that is used to indicate certain terrain features or important locations on a map. It serves as a visual representation of specific elements on the map, providing a quick and easy way for users to identify and understand the information being conveyed. Symbols are commonly used in cartography to represent various features such as mountains, rivers, cities, and landmarks.

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  • 14. 

    A map that shows types of landforms and bodies of water found in the area -shows the earth's natural features. (i.e. elevation and vegetation).

    • A.

      Political

    • B.

      Satellite

    • C.

      Topographic

    • D.

      Physical

    Correct Answer
    D. Physical
    Explanation
    A physical map displays the natural features of the earth, such as landforms and bodies of water. It provides information about the elevation and vegetation in the area. This type of map is different from political, satellite, and topographic maps, which focus on different aspects of the earth's surface.

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  • 15. 

    The part of the atlas where you can find a list of all the places in alphabetical order with references showing where to find them.

    • A.

      Contents

    • B.

      Index

    • C.

      Datasets

    • D.

      Coordinates

    Correct Answer
    B. Index
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "index". In an atlas, the index is the part that provides a list of all the places in alphabetical order. It also includes references or page numbers indicating where to find each place in the atlas. This allows users to easily locate specific places they are looking for without having to search through the entire atlas.

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  • 16. 

    The latitude and longitude address of a place on a map.

    • A.

      Coordinates

    • B.

      Scale

    • C.

      Key

    • D.

      Prime Meridian

    Correct Answer
    A. Coordinates
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "coordinates" because latitude and longitude are used to specify the exact location of a place on a map. These coordinates provide the geographical reference needed to accurately pinpoint a specific point on the Earth's surface.

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  • 17. 

    A line parallel to the equator showing the southern boundary of the tropics.

    • A.

      Tropic of Capricorn

    • B.

      Tropic of Cancer

    • C.

      Equator

    • D.

      International Date Line

    Correct Answer
    A. Tropic of Capricorn
    Explanation
    The Tropic of Capricorn is a line parallel to the equator that marks the southern boundary of the tropics. It is located at approximately 23.5 degrees south of the equator. This line is significant because it marks the furthest point south where the sun can be directly overhead at noon on the December solstice. The Tropic of Capricorn passes through countries such as Australia, Brazil, and South Africa.

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  • 18. 

    The line at zero degrees longitude from which east and west are determined (runs through Greenwich England).

    • A.

      Tropic of Cancer

    • B.

      Prime Meridian

    • C.

      International Date Line

    • D.

      Equator

    Correct Answer
    B. Prime Meridian
    Explanation
    The Prime Meridian is the line at zero degrees longitude from which east and west are determined. It runs through Greenwich, England. This line serves as a reference point for measuring longitude and is used to establish time zones and coordinate systems across the globe. The other options, Tropic of Cancer, International Date Line, and Equator, are not related to the determination of east and west from a specific reference point.

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  • 19. 

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

    • A.

      Compass

    • B.

      Cardinal points

    • C.

      Compass rose

    • D.

      Directions

    Correct Answer
    C. Compass rose
    Explanation
    A compass rose is a tool on a map that shows cardinal (N, E, S, W) and intermediate (NE, SE, NW, SW) directions. It helps orient the map and provides a visual representation of the different directions.

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  • 20. 

    The art and science of making maps.

    • A.

      Atlas

    • B.

      Cartography

    • C.

      Map making

    • D.

      Index

    Correct Answer
    B. Cartography
    Explanation
    Cartography is the correct answer because it refers to the art and science of making maps. It involves the study and practice of creating accurate and detailed representations of geographical areas. Cartographers use various techniques and tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data to create maps that are visually appealing and informative. Therefore, cartography is the most appropriate term that encompasses the concept of making maps.

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  • 21. 

    Imaginary lines on the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator.

    • A.

      Lines of latitude

    • B.

      Prime Meridian

    • C.

      Tropic of Capricorn

    • D.

      Lines of longitude

    Correct Answer
    D. Lines of longitude
    Explanation
    Lines of longitude are imaginary lines on the Earth that pass through the North and South poles, intersecting the equator at right angles. These lines, also known as meridians, help in determining the east-west position of a location on the globe. They are measured in degrees and are used to establish time zones and navigate across the Earth's surface. Unlike lines of latitude, which are parallel to the equator, lines of longitude converge at the poles. The Prime Meridian is the most important line of longitude, as it serves as the reference point for measuring all other longitudes. The Tropic of Capricorn is a line of latitude, not longitude.

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  • 22. 

    The four chief directions of the compass; the north, south, east, and west points.

    • A.

      Compass

    • B.

      Cardinal points

    • C.

      Directions

    • D.

      Compass rose

    Correct Answer
    B. Cardinal points
    Explanation
    Cardinal points refer to the four main directions of the compass: north, south, east, and west. These points are essential for navigation and orientation. They provide a reference for determining the position and direction in relation to the cardinal points. The term "cardinal" is derived from the Latin word "cardo," meaning hinge, indicating the fundamental nature of these directions. A compass rose, on the other hand, is a diagram that displays the cardinal and intermediate directions on a map or compass.

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  • 23. 

    A line parallel to the equator showing the northern boundary of the tropics.

    • A.

      Tropic of Cancer

    • B.

      Prime Meridian

    • C.

      Tropic of Capricorn

    • D.

      International Date Line

    Correct Answer
    A. Tropic of Cancer
    Explanation
    The Tropic of Cancer is a line parallel to the equator that marks the northern boundary of the tropics. It is located at approximately 23.5 degrees north latitude. The tropics are the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, which experience warm weather and have a distinct climate. The Tropic of Cancer is an important geographical reference line that helps define the Earth's climate zones and is significant for understanding global weather patterns.

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  • 24. 

    A map that shows physical and political features with the connections between them.

    • A.

      Physical

    • B.

      Political

    • C.

      Topographic

    • D.

      Thematic

    Correct Answer
    C. Topographic
    Explanation
    A topographic map is a type of map that displays both physical and political features, as well as the connections between them. It provides information about the elevation and relief of an area, such as mountains, rivers, and valleys. Additionally, it also includes political boundaries, such as countries, states, and cities. Therefore, a topographic map is the best choice for a map that shows both physical and political features with their connections.

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  • 25. 

    A map that is made by taking photographs from outer space.

    • A.

      Physical

    • B.

      Satellite

    • C.

      Topographic

    • D.

      Political

    Correct Answer
    B. Satellite
    Explanation
    A satellite map refers to a map that is created by capturing photographs from outer space using satellites. These satellites orbit the Earth and capture images that are then used to create maps. This type of map provides a view of the Earth's surface from a high altitude, allowing for a comprehensive and detailed representation of various features such as landforms, bodies of water, and human-made structures. Therefore, the correct answer is satellite.

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  • 26. 

    An object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that enables someone to establish their location.

    • A.

      Key

    • B.

      Landform

    • C.

      Landmark

    • D.

      Coordinate

    Correct Answer
    C. Landmark
    Explanation
    A landmark is an object or feature in a landscape or town that is easily visible and recognizable from a distance. It serves as a reference point that helps individuals establish their location. Landmarks can be natural or man-made, such as mountains, monuments, or prominent buildings. They are significant for navigation and orientation purposes, allowing people to identify their surroundings and determine where they are in relation to the landmark.

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  • 27. 

    The ratio between the size of something and a representation of it used to show the distance on a map.

    • A.

      Degree

    • B.

      Scale

    • C.

      Kilometre

    • D.

      Key

    Correct Answer
    B. Scale
    Explanation
    The term "scale" refers to the ratio between the size of something and its representation on a map. It is used to show the distance between different locations on the map. By using a scale, one can determine the actual distance between two points on the map based on the measurement provided. Therefore, "scale" is the correct answer in this context.

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