Fun Land Navigation & Map Reading Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the term 'Intersection' mean?

    • A.

      The method of locating one's position on a map by determining the grid azimuth to at least two well-defined locations that can be pinpointed on the map.

    • B.

      The location of an unknown point by successively occupying at least two or more known positions on the ground and then map sighting on the unknown location

    • C.

      Where two or more roads converge

    • D.

      Finding the location of an unknown point by intersecting a major terrain feature with line shot on an azimuth from your location, then estimating distance.

    Correct Answer
    B. The location of an unknown point by successively occupying at least two or more known positions on the ground and then map sighting on the unknown location
  • 2. 

    What is MGRS?

    • A.

      Military Grid Referencing Standard

    • B.

      Military Grid Reference System

    • C.

      Mil-Map Grid Referencing System

    • D.

      Map Grid Reference Sheet

    Correct Answer
    B. Military Grid Reference System
    Explanation
    MGRS stands for Military Grid Reference System. It is a system used by the military to accurately locate points on a map. It divides the Earth's surface into small grid squares, each identified by a unique alphanumeric code. This system allows for precise communication and coordination between military units, as well as accurate targeting and navigation.

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  • 3. 

    How many mils are on a compass?

    • A.

      360 Mils

    • B.

      6400 Mils

    • C.

      3600 Mils

    • D.

      1 Million Mils

    Correct Answer
    B. 6400 Mils
    Explanation
    A compass typically has 6400 mils. Mils are a unit of measurement used in navigation and land surveying to divide a circle into smaller increments. Each circle is divided into 6400 equal parts, with each part being one mil. Therefore, the correct answer is 6400 mils.

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  • 4. 

    How many Norths are there on a map?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    On a typical map, there are usually three Norths indicated. These include True North, which is the direction towards the North Pole; Grid North, which is the direction towards the vertical grid lines on the map; and Magnetic North, which is the direction indicated by a compass needle. These three Norths serve different purposes and are important for navigation and orientation when using a map.

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  • 5. 

    What Major Terrain Feature is depicted by the yellow?

    • A.

      Ridge

    • B.

      Mountains

    • C.

      Hills

    • D.

      Potholes

    Correct Answer
    A. Ridge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ridge. A ridge is a long, narrow elevated landform that is higher than the surrounding terrain. It is usually formed by geological processes such as tectonic activity or erosion. The yellow color in the image could represent a ridge, as it is often used to depict elevated features on topographic maps.

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  • 6. 

    Out of the 7 basic colors of a map; what does the color Green identify?

    • A.

      Any and all vegetation would be indicated by green.

    • B.

      Where the clean energy is being produced.

    • C.

      INDFOR/GREENFOR (Such as ANA/ANP Forces)

    • D.

      Vegetation with military significance, such as woods, orchards, and vineyards

    Correct Answer
    D. Vegetation with military significance, such as woods, orchards, and vineyards
  • 7. 

    Assuming you are on an azimuth of 90 Degrees, what would your back azimuth be?

    • A.

      100 Degreees

    • B.

      81 Degrees

    • C.

      360 Degrees

    • D.

      270 Degrees

    Correct Answer
    D. 270 Degrees
    Explanation
    If you are on an azimuth of 90 degrees, your back azimuth would be 270 degrees. The back azimuth is the opposite direction of the azimuth, so it is 180 degrees away from the azimuth. Since 90 degrees + 180 degrees = 270 degrees, the correct answer is 270 degrees.

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  • 8. 

    The United States utilizes UTM

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "The United States utilizes UTM" is true. UTM stands for Universal Transverse Mercator, which is a coordinate system used for mapping and navigation purposes. The United States uses UTM extensively for various applications such as surveying, GPS navigation, and military operations. UTM divides the Earth into 60 zones, each with a unique grid system, allowing for accurate and precise location determination. Therefore, it can be concluded that the United States does utilize UTM.

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  • 9. 

    Where would you find the Legend on a map?

    • A.

      Lower Left Margin

    • B.

      Lower Right Margin

    • C.

      Top of Map

    • D.

      Upper Right Margin

    Correct Answer
    A. Lower Left Margin
    Explanation
    The legend on a map is typically located in the lower left margin. This is where key symbols and colors are explained, providing a guide for interpreting the map's features and information. Placing the legend in the lower left margin allows it to be easily accessible and visible to the map reader without obstructing other important elements of the map.

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  • 10. 

    Linear features such as roads or highways, railroads, power transmission lines, ridgelines, or streams that run roughly parallel to your direction of travel are commonly know as what?

    • A.

      Nav Guide

    • B.

      Direct Navigation Aide

    • C.

      Handrail

    • D.

      Referencing features

    Correct Answer
    C. Handrail
    Explanation
    Linear features such as roads or highways, railroads, power transmission lines, ridgelines, or streams that run roughly parallel to your direction of travel are commonly known as handrails. Handrails serve as a reference or guide for navigation, providing a visual or physical aid for staying on course and maintaining direction. They are particularly useful in outdoor activities such as hiking, orienteering, or navigation in unfamiliar terrain.

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  • 11. 

    UTM stands for Universal _________ Mercator

    Correct Answer
    Transverse, transverse, TRANSVERSE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Transverse". The acronym UTM stands for Universal Transverse Mercator. The repetition of the word "transverse" in the answer emphasizes that "transverse" is the correct word to complete the acronym UTM.

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  • 12. 

    What minor terrain feature is highlighted by the yellow?

    • A.

      Draw

    • B.

      Spur

    • C.

      Cliff

    • D.

      Hill

    Correct Answer
    B. Spur
    Explanation
    A spur is a minor terrain feature that is highlighted by the yellow line. A spur is a small ridge or elevation that extends outward from the main ridge or hill. It is usually formed by erosion or the action of water, and it can provide a strategic advantage in military operations or hiking. In this case, the yellow line indicates the presence of a spur on the map.

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  • 13. 

    #1 on the left is a map representation of what letter graphic on the right?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C because the map representation on the left closely resembles the letter graphic on the right. The shape and arrangement of the lines and curves in the map match those in the letter C. Therefore, it can be inferred that the map represents the letter C.

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  • 14. 

    #2 on the left is a map representation of what letter graphic on the right?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The map representation on the left corresponds to the letter A on the right.

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  • 15. 

    #3 on the left is a map representation of what letter graphic on the right?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The map representation on the left corresponds to the letter graphic B on the right.

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  • 16. 

    #4 on the left is a map representation of what letter graphic on the right?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    The map representation on the left corresponds to the letter "D" in the graphic on the right.

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  • 17. 

    With regards to land navigation, the average steps it takes you to walk 100 meters is known as a __________.

    Correct Answer
    pace, Pace, PACE
    Explanation
    In land navigation, the average steps it takes to walk 100 meters is referred to as a "pace." The term "pace" can be written in different ways, such as "Pace" or "PACE," but it still represents the same concept. It is a measure used to estimate distances when walking or navigating through unfamiliar terrain.

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  • 18. 

    With the protractor’s edge aligned with the map GRID line and the center of the protractor aligned with your location; what azimuth in DEGREES do you travel to reach the lake? (write the number only)

    Correct Answer
    200
  • 19. 

    With the protractor’s edge aligned with the map GRID line and the center of the protractor aligned with your location; what azimuth in MILS do you travel to reach the lake?

    Correct Answer
    3560
    Explanation
    The azimuth in MILS is a measure of the angle between a reference direction (north) and the direction to the lake. In this case, the protractor's edge aligned with the map GRID line and the center aligned with your location provide a reference to measure the azimuth. Therefore, to reach the lake, you would need to travel in a direction of 3560 MILS.

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  • 20. 

    There are _________ Mils in One Degree.

    Correct Answer
    17.7

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