Mapping Vocabulary Quiz

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Mapping Vocabulary Quiz

This quiz is to test all the vocabulary that we use in mapping.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A book of maps.
    • A. 

      Atlas

    • B. 

      Index

    • C. 

      Contents

    • D. 

      Political

  • 2. 
    An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator.
    • A. 

      Longitude

    • B. 

      Equator

    • C. 

      Prime Meridian

    • D. 

      Latitude

  • 3. 
    A natural part of the land that is not made by people.
    • A. 

      Landmark

    • B. 

      Physical

    • C. 

      Landform

    • D. 

      Continent

  • 4. 
    A map that displays a certain theme of the region or area; like amount of rainfall or types of produce or imports/exports.
    • A. 

      Political

    • B. 

      Physical

    • C. 

      Topographic

    • D. 

      Thematic

  • 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

  • 6. 
    A map that shows human-made features and boundaries such as cities and countries.
    • A. 

      Thematic

    • B. 

      Topographic

    • C. 

      Satellite

    • D. 

      Political

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
    Also called a legend, this is an explanatory list of symbols used on a map.
    • A. 

      Scale

    • B. 

      Key

    • C. 

      Symbol

    • D. 

      Coordinate

  • 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

  • 12. 
    The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary, often manmade.
    • A. 

      Symbol

    • B. 

      Scale

    • C. 

      Border

    • D. 

      Key

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 16. 
    The latitude and longitude address of a place on a map.
    • A. 

      Coordinates

    • B. 

      Scale

    • C. 

      Key

    • D. 

      Prime Meridian

  • 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

  • 18. 
    The line at zero degree 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

  • 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

  • 20. 
    The art and science of making maps.
    • A. 

      Atlas

    • B. 

      Cartography

    • C. 

      Map making

    • D. 

      Index

  • 21. 
    Imaginary lines on the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator.
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Prime Meridian

    • C. 

      Tropic of Capricorn

    • D. 

      Longitude

  • 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

  • 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

  • 24. 
    A map that shows physical and political features with the connections between them.
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Political

    • C. 

      Topographic

    • D. 

      Thematic

  • 25. 
    A map that is made by taking photographs from outer space.
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Satellite

    • C. 

      Topographic

    • D. 

      Political

  • 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

  • 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