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Books 2_Units 1 and 2.


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  • 1. 

    An ArcMap file that contains data frames, layouts, scripts, and sometimes charts is  called a         

    • A.

      Cartographic file

    • B.

      Map Document

    • C.

      Projection

    • D.

      Selection

    Correct Answer
    B. Map Document
    Explanation
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  • 2. 

     The ArcGIS program that allows you to view and analyze geographic data is called         

    • A.

      ArcCatalog

    • B.

      ArcMap

    • C.

      ArcToolbox

    • D.

      ArcGeography

    Correct Answer
    B. ArcMap
    Explanation
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  • 3. 

      The ArcGIS program that allows you to preview and create new data files is called    

    • A.

      ArcCatalog

    • B.

      ArcMap

    • C.

      ArcToolbox

    • D.

      ArcGeography

    Correct Answer
    A. ArcCatalog
    Explanation
    (Unit 1, Lesson 1)

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  • 4. 

    The ArcGIS program that allows you to change data projections and convert data files from one type to another is called

    • A.

      ArcCatalog

    • B.

      ArcMap

    • C.

      ArcToolbox

    • D.

      ArcGeography

    Correct Answer
    C. ArcToolbox
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 4)

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  • 5. 

    A component of an ArcMap project that contains layers that form interactive maps is called a 

    • A.

      Attribute Table

    • B.

      Chart

    • C.

      Data frame

    • D.

      View

    Correct Answer
    C. Data frame
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1 )

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  • 6. 

    A component of an ArcGIS project that displays data about map features in tabular form is called a 

    • A.

      Attribute Table

    • B.

      Layout

    • C.

      Project

    • D.

      View

    Correct Answer
    A. Attribute Table
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1 )

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  • 7. 

     Collections of geographic data that are alike are called

    • A.

      Charts

    • B.

      Layers

    • C.

      Projects

    • D.

      Scripts

    Correct Answer
    B. Layers
    Explanation
    (Unit 1, Lesson 1 )

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  • 8. 

    A component of an ArcGIS project that displays data frames, charts, reports and other graphic elements that may be printed is called a

    • A.

      Extension

    • B.

      Layout

    • C.

      Script

    • D.

      Table

    Correct Answer
    B. Layout
    Explanation
    (Unit 1, Lesson 2 )

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  • 9. 

     Programs written in Visual Basic programming language that allow you to customize ArcView GIS are called

    • A.

      Extensions

    • B.

      Layouts

    • C.

      Scripts

    • D.

      Tables

    Correct Answer
    C. Scripts
    Explanation
    Scripts in Visual Basic programming language allow users to customize ArcView GIS. Scripts are used to automate repetitive tasks, create new tools, and enhance the functionality of ArcView GIS. They provide a way to extend the capabilities of the software and tailor it to specific needs. With scripts, users can create custom workflows, automate data processing, and perform complex analysis.

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  • 10. 

     Add-on software products that run with ArcGIS to enhance its capabilities are called

    • A.

      Extensions

    • B.

      Layouts

    • C.

      Scripts

    • D.

      Tables

    Correct Answer
    A. Extensions
    Explanation
    Extensions are add-on software products that enhance the capabilities of ArcGIS. These extensions provide additional functionality and tools that are not included in the core ArcGIS software. They can be used to perform specialized tasks, such as spatial analysis, 3D visualization, or data management. By installing and using extensions, users can customize and extend the functionality of ArcGIS to better suit their specific needs and requirements.

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  • 11. 

     Satellite  images, scanned data and photographs are examples of what type of data?

    • A.

      Feature data

    • B.

      Image data

    • C.

      Theme data

    • D.

      Vector data

    Correct Answer
    B. Image data
    Explanation
    (Unit 1, Lesson 3 )

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  • 12. 

    Data represented as points, lines, and polygons are of what type of data?

    • A.

      Continuous data

    • B.

      Feature data

    • C.

      Image data

    • D.

      Raster data

    Correct Answer
    B. Feature data
    Explanation
    (Unit 1, Lesson 3 )

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  • 13. 

    How would data that lists the addresses of all restaurants in your county appear in an ArcGIS attribute table?

    • A.

      Column

    • B.

      Menu

    • C.

      Record

    • D.

      Row

    Correct Answer
    A. Column
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1)

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  • 14. 

    How would data that lists the name, address and phone number of one restaurant in your county appear in an ArcGIS attribute table? 

    • A.

      Column

    • B.

      Field

    • C.

      Menu

    • D.

      Row

    Correct Answer
    D. Row
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1)

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  • 15. 

     What ArcGIS function allows you to navigate more quickly to data storage locations?

    • A.

      Add Data

    • B.

      Browse

    • C.

      Connect to folder

    • D.

      Menus

    Correct Answer
    C. Connect to folder
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 3 )

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  • 16. 

     What ArcCatalog function allows you to find other data layers that have the same geographic extent?

    • A.

      Connect to folder

    • B.

      Create thumbnail

    • C.

      Identify

    • D.

      Search

    Correct Answer
    D. Search
    Explanation
    (Unit 1, Lesson 3 )

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  • 17. 

     Where can the coordinate system for a map display be specified in ArcMap?

    • A.

      Data Frame Properties

    • B.

      Effects

    • C.

      Layer Properties

    • D.

      Page Setup

    Correct Answer
    A. Data Frame Properties
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1 )

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  • 18. 

     Where can the display units for a map display be specified in ArcMap?

    • A.

      Data Frame Properties

    • B.

      Effects

    • C.

      Layer Properties

    • D.

      Page Setup

    Correct Answer
    A. Data Frame Properties
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1 )

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  • 19. 

     Where can the data source for a data file be specified in ArcMap?

    • A.

      Data Frame Properties

    • B.

      Effects

    • C.

      Layer Properties

    • D.

      Page Setup

    Correct Answer
    C. Layer Properties
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1 )

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  • 20. 

     Where can the symbology for a data file be specified in ArcMap?

    • A.

      Data Frame Properties

    • B.

      Effects

    • C.

      Layer Properties

    • D.

      Page Setup

    Correct Answer
    C. Layer Properties
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1 )

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  • 21. 

    The display that is used to show the distribution of pixel values in a data layer is called a

    • A.

      Attribute table

    • B.

      Data Frame Properties

    • C.

      Histogram

    • D.

      Layer Properties

    Correct Answer
    C. Histogram
    Explanation
    (Unit 1, Lesson 1 )does not use the word “histogram”

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  • 22. 

    The process that allows dynamic labels placed on a map display to be moved or edited is called 

    • A.

      Annotation

    • B.

      Dynamic editing

    • C.

      Redraw

    • D.

      Refresh

    Correct Answer
    A. Annotation
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 2 )does not use the word “annotation”

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  • 23. 

    What is the technique that can be used to attach features to elements such photos, documents and web pages so that by clicking on a feature the element can be opened and viewed? 

    • A.

      Attaching

    • B.

      Hyperlinking

    • C.

      Joining

    • D.

      Relating

    Correct Answer
    B. Hyperlinking
    Explanation
    Hyperlinking is the technique that can be used to attach features to elements such as photos, documents, and web pages. By clicking on a feature, the element can be opened and viewed. Hyperlinks are commonly used in websites to navigate between different pages or to open specific content within a page. They provide a convenient way to connect and access related information or resources.

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  • 24. 

     The process of reducing the amount of detail in a layer by removing boundaries of areas with the same attribute value is called

    • A.

      Clipping features

    • B.

      Dissolving features

    • C.

      Inputting features

    • D.

      Resulting features

    Correct Answer
    B. Dissolving features
    Explanation
    Dissolving features is the process of reducing the amount of detail in a layer by removing boundaries of areas with the same attribute value. This means that areas with the same attribute value will be merged together, resulting in a simplified representation of the data. This can be useful when trying to generalize or simplify a dataset, especially when dealing with large amounts of data or when trying to create more generalized maps or visualizations.

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  • 25. 

     The process of cropping the extent of one layer to the extent of another layer is called 

    • A.

      Clipping features

    • B.

      Dissolving features

    • C.

      Inputting features

    Correct Answer
    A. Clipping features
    Explanation
    The process of cropping the extent of one layer to the extent of another layer is referred to as "clipping features". This involves using the boundary of one layer to define the extent of another layer, resulting in the second layer being trimmed or clipped to match the boundary of the first layer. This technique is commonly used in GIS (Geographic Information System) applications to limit the display or analysis of data to a specific area of interest.

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  • 26. 

    An  area that is drawn at a uniform distance around a feature is called a

    • A.

      Buffer

    • B.

      Census

    • C.

      Clip

    • D.

      Dissolve

    Correct Answer
    A. Buffer
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 4)

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  • 27. 

     When using data with differing coordinate systems, which coordinate system is used when ArcMap reprojects data “on-the-fly?”

    • A.

      Geographic

    • B.

      The projection of the last layer added to ArcMap

    • C.

      The projection of the first layer added to ArcMap

    • D.

      UTM

    Correct Answer
    C. The projection of the first layer added to ArcMap
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 5)

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  • 28. 

     Which ArcGIS program must be used to permanently reproject a data layer?

    • A.

      ArcCatalog

    • B.

      ArcMap

    • C.

      ArcToolbox

    • D.

      Reprojection Extension

    Correct Answer
    C. ArcToolbox
    Explanation
    ArcToolbox must be used to permanently reproject a data layer in ArcGIS. ArcToolbox is a collection of tools and functions in ArcGIS that allows users to perform various geoprocessing tasks, including data transformation and projection. It provides a wide range of tools for data management, analysis, and conversion, making it the appropriate program to use for permanently reprojecting a data layer.

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  • 29. 

     What is the data file extension of an ArcMap project file?

    • A.

      .apr

    • B.

      .doc

    • C.

      .mxd

    • D.

      .prj

    Correct Answer
    C. .mxd
    Explanation
    (Unit 1, Lesson 1)

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  • 30. 

    The act of using computer drawing tools to draw feature data using remotely sensed image data is called  

    • A.

      Clipping

    • B.

      Dissolving

    • C.

      Heads-up digitizing

    • D.

      Georeferencing

    Correct Answer
    C. Heads-up digitizing
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 3)

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  • 31. 

     To create a new data layer from selected records in an existing data layer, what ArcMap option must you use?

    • A.

      Add data

    • B.

      Export data

    • C.

      Import data

    • D.

      Rectify data

    Correct Answer
    B. Export data
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 4)

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  • 32. 

    The process of creating map features from a table of addresses is called 

    • A.

      Addressing

    • B.

      Blocking

    • C.

      Geocoding

    • D.

      Georeferencing

    Correct Answer
    C. Geocoding
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 3)

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  • 33. 

    What must be created in ArcCatalog to perform geocoding? 

    • A.

      Address table

    • B.

      Geocoding service

    • C.

      New shapefile

    • D.

      Reference table

    Correct Answer
    B. Geocoding service
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 3)

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  • 34. 

    In order to display data from a table of longitude/latitude coordinates in ArcMap, what option must be used? 

    • A.

      Display X,Y Data

    • B.

      Geocoding

    • C.

      Geoprocessing

    • D.

      Georeferencing

    Correct Answer
    A. Display X,Y Data
    Explanation
    To display data from a table of longitude/latitude coordinates in ArcMap, the option that must be used is "Display X,Y Data." This option allows the user to input the table containing the coordinates and specify which columns represent the X and Y values. ArcMap then plots the data points on the map based on the provided coordinates, allowing for visualization and analysis of the spatial data.

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  • 35. 

      The process of aligning an image to another image or feature data layer is called

    • A.

      Georeferencing

    • B.

      Addressing

    • C.

      Blocking

    • D.

      Geocoding

    Correct Answer
    A. Georeferencing
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 5)

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  • 36. 

     The default classification method ArcMap uses to automatically group data values is 

    • A.

      Natural Breaks

    • B.

      Quantile

    • C.

      Defined Interval

    • D.

      Manual

    Correct Answer
    A. Natural Breaks
    Explanation
    ArcMap uses the Natural Breaks classification method as the default method to automatically group data values. This method identifies natural groupings in the data by minimizing the variance within each group and maximizing the variance between groups. It is particularly useful for data that has distinct clusters or gaps. This method allows for the creation of meaningful and visually appealing maps by grouping similar values together.

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  • 37. 

     The various models that are used to approximate the shape of the Earth are called

    • A.

      Spheres

    • B.

      Coordinates

    • C.

      Datums

    • D.

      Ellipsoids

    Correct Answer
    C. Datums
    Explanation
    The term "datums" refers to the various models or reference systems that are used to approximate the shape of the Earth. These datums are used in geodesy and cartography to accurately represent the Earth's surface. Spheres, coordinates, and ellipsoids are not used to approximate the shape of the Earth, making them incorrect options.

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  • 38. 

     Locations of interest that can be taken with a GPS unit are called 

    • A.

      Waypoints

    • B.

      Markers

    • C.

      Routes

    • D.

      Bearings

    Correct Answer
    A. Waypoints
    Explanation
    Waypoints are locations of interest that can be taken with a GPS unit. They are specific coordinates or points on a map that can be saved and used for navigation purposes. By marking a waypoint, users can easily navigate back to that location or plan a route based on multiple waypoints. Waypoints are commonly used in outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and geocaching, as well as in professional fields like surveying and mapping.

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  • 39. 

     If you could not find the exact school that you were looking for on an ArcMap map display, what would be the best (quickest) way to find it?

    • A.

      Use the Identify tool and click on the schools

    • B.

      Open the school table, click on the record, then look for the selected school on the map.

    • C.

      Use the Measure to find the shortest route

    • D.

      Use the Measure to find the closest school.

    Correct Answer
    B. Open the school table, click on the record, then look for the selected school on the map.
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1)

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  • 40. 

     What would be the best legend type to use on an ArcView map layout to plot ballparks in a county?

    • A.

      Graduated color

    • B.

      Graduated symbol

    • C.

      Single symbol

    • D.

      Unique values

    Correct Answer
    C. Single symbol
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1)

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  • 41. 

    What would be the best legend type to use on an ArcMap map layout to plot world cities with varying populations? 

    • A.

      Graduated color

    • B.

      Graduated symbol

    • C.

      Single symbol

    • D.

      Unique value

    Correct Answer
    B. Graduated symbol
    Explanation
    The best legend type to use on an ArcMap map layout to plot world cities with varying populations would be Graduated symbol. This legend type allows for the representation of different population sizes using varying symbol sizes, making it easy to visually compare the population of different cities on the map.

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  • 42. 

    What would be the best legend type to use on an ArcMap map layout to plot per capita income in various areas of a county? 

    • A.

      Graduated color

    • B.

      Graduated symbol

    • C.

      Single symbol

    • D.

      Unique value

    Correct Answer
    A. Graduated color
    Explanation
    The best legend type to use on an ArcMap map layout to plot per capita income in various areas of a county would be Graduated color. This legend type allows for the representation of different income levels using a color gradient, making it easy to visually compare and understand the variations in per capita income across different areas.

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  • 43. 

    What would be the best legend type to use on an ArcMap map layout to plot all of the states in the U.S. (with a different color representing each state)? 

    • A.

      Graduated color

    • B.

      Graduated symbol

    • C.

      Single symbol

    • D.

      Unique value

    Correct Answer
    D. Unique value
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 4)

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  • 44. 

    What would be the best attribute-related query expression to use if you wanted to find all elementary schools in Smith county? 

    • A.

      (([County_Name] = Smith) and (([School_Type] = “Elementary”) not (“Middle School”) and not (“High School”))

    • B.

      (([ County_Name] = Smith) and (([School_Type] = “Elementary”))

    • C.

      (([County_Name] = Smith) or (([School_Type] = “Elementary”))

    • D.

      (([County_Name] = Smith) or (([School_Type] = “Elementary”) not (“Middle School”) and not (“High School”))

    Correct Answer
    B. (([ County_Name] = Smith) and (([School_Type] = “Elementary”))
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 4)

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  • 45. 

     What would be the best attribute-related query expression to use if you wanted to find all areas in the county with per capita income of at least $15,000?

    • A.

      ([Aggreg_Inc] > 15000)

    • B.

      ([PerCapInc] never> 15000)

    • C.

      ([PerCapInc] > 15000)

    • D.

      ([PerCapInc] not < 15000)

    Correct Answer
    C. ([PerCapInc] > 15000)
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 4)

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  • 46. 

     What would be the best zoom function to use if you wanted to get a closer look at some selected records on the map?

    • A.

      Zoom In

    • B.

      Zoom to Full Extent

    • C.

      Zoom to Layer

    • D.

      Zoom to Selected Features

    Correct Answer
    D. Zoom to Selected Features
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 1)

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  • 47. 

     What would be the best way to go to a specific area of interest within a layer in a map quickly?

    • A.

      Bookmark

    • B.

      Find

    • C.

      Fixed Zoom In

    • D.

      Zoom to Layer

    Correct Answer
    A. Bookmark
    Explanation
    (Unit 1, Lesson 1)

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  • 48. 

    What would be the best expression to use in Select By Location query to find where all railroad crossings were located in the county? 

    • A.

      Railroads that are within a distance of 0 of streets

    • B.

      Railroads that are completely contained by streets

    • C.

      Streets that intersect railroads

    • D.

      Streets that are within a distance of 0 ft of railroads

    Correct Answer
    C. Streets that intersect railroads
    Explanation
    (Unit 2, Lesson 2)

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  • 49. 

     Which of the following is an example of a quantitative attribute?

    • A.

      Address

    • B.

      Name

    • C.

      Population

    • D.

      Telephone number

    Correct Answer
    C. Population
    Explanation
    Population is an example of a quantitative attribute because it can be measured and expressed as a numerical value. It represents the total number of individuals or objects in a particular group or area. In contrast, address, name, and telephone number are examples of qualitative attributes as they are descriptive in nature and cannot be measured or expressed numerically.

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  • 50. 

     Which of the following is an example of a legend type that is best used to display a quantitative attribute?

    • A.

      Graduated color

    • B.

      Multiple attributes

    • C.

      Single symbol

    • D.

      Unique value

    Correct Answer
    A. Graduated color
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Graduated color". Graduated color is a legend type that is best used to display a quantitative attribute. It uses a range of colors to represent different values of the attribute, with darker or lighter shades indicating higher or lower values respectively. This type of legend is effective in visually representing the varying levels or intensities of a quantitative attribute, making it easier for viewers to interpret and understand the data.

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