Maps, Maps, And More Maps

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Maps, Maps, And More Maps - Quiz

This is a quiz assessing students knowledge of maps including legends, scales, thematic maps, and latitude and longitude.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following uses colors and symbols to represent concepts on a map?

    • A. 

      Legend

    • B. 

      Scale

    • C. 

      Latitude

    • D. 

      Time zone

    Correct Answer
    A. Legend
    Explanation
    A legend is a key or guide that uses colors and symbols to represent concepts on a map. It helps the reader understand the meaning and significance of the various elements and features depicted on the map. By referring to the legend, one can easily interpret the colors and symbols used for different objects, such as roads, landmarks, bodies of water, and other geographical features. The legend enhances the map's readability and helps users navigate and comprehend the information presented on the map.

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  • 2. 

    When we say that a city is located at longitude 120°E, we mean that it is located

    • A. 

      West of the Prime Meridian.

    • B. 

      East of the Equator.

    • C. 

      North of the Equator.

    • D. 

      East of the Prime Meridian.

    Correct Answer
    D. East of the Prime Meridian.
    Explanation
    When we say that a city is located at longitude 120°E, it means that it is positioned east of the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian is the line of longitude that passes through Greenwich, London, and serves as the reference point for measuring east-west positions on the globe. Therefore, if a city is located at a longitude of 120°E, it is situated to the east of this reference line.

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  • 3. 

    What type of map is this?

    • A. 

      Small scale

    • B. 

      Large scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Large scale
    Explanation
    This map is a large scale map because it provides a detailed view of a small area. Large scale maps typically show a smaller geographic area with a high level of detail, including features such as streets, buildings, and landmarks. They are useful for navigating and exploring specific locations.

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  • 4. 

    What type of map is this? 

    • A. 

      Economic Activity

    • B. 

      Physical

    • C. 

      Political

    • D. 

      Population Density

    Correct Answer
    D. Population Density
    Explanation
    This map is a representation of population density. It shows the distribution and concentration of the population in different areas. The varying colors or shading on the map indicate the level of population density, with darker areas representing higher population density and lighter areas indicating lower population density. This type of map is commonly used to understand the demographic patterns and trends in a specific region or country.

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  • 5. 

    How many standard time zones are there in the world?

    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      24

    Correct Answer
    D. 24
    Explanation
    There are 24 standard time zones in the world. Each time zone represents a specific region where the time is the same. The Earth is divided into 24 longitudinal sections, and each section corresponds to one time zone. This allows for standardized timekeeping across different regions, making it easier for people to coordinate activities and schedules across the globe.

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