Map Quiz: Types And Elements Of Map

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Map Quiz: Types And Elements Of Map - Quiz

You must have studied maps in your geography textbooks. Do you still remember about types and elements of the map? You should definitely play this quiz and check how sharp your memory is. A map is a diagrammatical representation that emphasizes relationships between an area of land or sea by showing their physical features like roads, cities, etc. This quiz contains a mixed format of questions, including fill-in-the-blanks, true-false, and MCQs. Shall we begin the quiz now? Best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A map used to show the climate of a region is a:

    • A.

      Political map

    • B.

      Physical map

    • C.

      Thematic map

    • D.

      Road map

    Correct Answer
    C. Thematic map
    Explanation
    A thematic map is used to show specific information or data about a particular theme or topic, such as climate in this case. It focuses on representing a specific attribute or characteristic of a region, rather than showing the physical features or political boundaries. Therefore, a thematic map is the correct answer for this question.

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  • 2. 

    These maps show the relief, or the shape of the land, in an area;

    • A.

      Physical maps

    • B.

      Political maps

    • C.

      Road maps

    • D.

      Climatic maps

    Correct Answer
    A. Physical maps
    Explanation
    Physical maps show the relief or shape of the land in an area. They provide information about the physical features such as mountains, rivers, lakes, and plains. These maps use colors and shading to represent different elevations and landforms. They are useful for understanding the geography of a region and can be used for various purposes like planning routes, studying landforms, or analyzing natural resources. Unlike political maps that focus on boundaries and human-made features, physical maps emphasize the natural landscape and its physical characteristics. Road maps, on the other hand, specifically highlight roads and transportation networks, while climatic maps depict climate patterns and weather conditions.

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  • 3. 

    A box that explains what each symbol in the map stands for:

    • A.

      Key

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Symbol

    • D.

      Orientation

    Correct Answer
    A. Key
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "key" because a key is a visual representation or legend that helps explain the meaning of symbols used on a map. It provides a clear understanding of what each symbol stands for, allowing the reader to interpret the map accurately. Without a key, it would be difficult to comprehend the symbols and their significance in relation to the map's content.

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  • 4. 

    On a map the colour green is usually to show:

    • A.

      Ocean

    • B.

      Desert

    • C.

      Mountains

    • D.

      Plains

    Correct Answer
    D. Plains
    Explanation
    On a map, the color green is usually used to represent plains. This is because plains are typically covered in grass and vegetation, which gives them a green appearance. The color green is chosen to differentiate plains from other geographical features such as oceans, deserts, and mountains, which are represented by different colors on a map.

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  • 5. 

    A rough drawing, based on observation is a:

    • A.

      Road map

    • B.

      Plan

    • C.

      Sketch

    • D.

      Physical map

    Correct Answer
    C. Sketch
    Explanation
    A rough drawing, based on observation is called a sketch. A sketch is a quick and simple representation of an object, scene, or idea, typically done with minimal details and without much refinement. It is often used as a preliminary step in the creation of a more detailed artwork or design. Unlike a road map, which provides directions for navigation, or a plan, which outlines a detailed strategy or course of action, a sketch focuses on capturing the basic essence or visual impression of the subject. It is different from a physical map, which is a graphical representation of geographical features.

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  • 6. 

    Maps are drawn on a ________ surface.

    Correct Answer
    flat, Flat
    Explanation
    Maps are drawn on a flat surface because it is easier to represent the spherical Earth on a two-dimensional plane. By flattening the Earth's surface, cartographers can accurately depict the various features, such as continents, countries, and cities. This allows for easier navigation and understanding of geographic information. The term "flat" is repeated in the answer to emphasize that maps are indeed drawn on a flat surface.

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  • 7. 

    A picture or a sign used to represent something from the real world is called a ______.

    Correct Answer
    symbol, Symbol
    Explanation
    A picture or a sign used to represent something from the real world is called a symbol. Symbols are visual representations that convey meaning or represent ideas, concepts, or objects. They are commonly used in various contexts such as language, literature, art, and communication to communicate complex ideas or concepts in a simplified and visual manner. The term "symbol" can be written in both lowercase and uppercase, symbol and Symbol, respectively.

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  • 8. 

    In physical maps, the colour ________ is usually to show hills and mountains.

    Correct Answer
    brown, Brown
    Explanation
    In physical maps, the color brown is typically used to represent hills and mountains. This is because brown is commonly associated with earthy tones and natural landscapes. By using brown to depict these landforms, it helps to provide a visual representation of their elevation and ruggedness. Additionally, the use of brown allows for easy differentiation between the flat areas and the raised areas on the map, making it easier for the viewer to interpret and understand the topography.

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  • 9. 

    A __________ has a magnetic needle that always points to the north.

    Correct Answer
    compass, Compass
    Explanation
    A compass is a navigational instrument that uses a magnetic needle to always point towards the Earth's magnetic north pole. This is due to the presence of a magnetized needle that aligns itself with the Earth's magnetic field. As a result, the compass can be used to determine direction and navigate accurately. The term "compass" refers to any device or instrument with this magnetic needle, and it is typically represented by a capitalized "Compass" when used as a proper noun.

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  • 10. 

    _________ is the ratio between the actual distance between places and how it is shown on a map.

    Correct Answer
    scale, Scale
    Explanation
    The term "scale" refers to the ratio between the actual distance between places and how it is represented on a map. It helps in understanding the relationship between the measurements on a map and the corresponding measurements in the real world. The scale is typically represented as a fraction or a ratio, such as 1:100,000, where one unit on the map represents a certain number of units in reality. The larger the scale, the more detailed the map will be, showing smaller areas with more accuracy. Conversely, a smaller scale represents a larger area but with less detail.

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  • 11. 

    A map cannot be carried everywhere.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "A map cannot be carried everywhere" implies that it is not possible to carry a map with you at all times. However, this statement is not true as maps can be easily carried in various forms such as physical paper maps, digital maps on smartphones, or even in the form of GPS devices. Therefore, the correct answer is False, as maps can indeed be carried everywhere.

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  • 12. 

    Political maps show natural features.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Political maps primarily focus on showing man-made features such as borders, cities, capitals, and other political divisions. They are designed to display information about the governmental and administrative boundaries of a region, rather than natural features like mountains, rivers, or forests. Therefore, the statement that political maps show natural features is false.

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  • 13. 

    The arrow on the upper corner of a map points to the north.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The arrow on the upper corner of a map pointing to the north indicates the orientation of the map. This means that when the map is correctly aligned, the top of the map represents the north direction. Therefore, the statement "The arrow on the upper corner of a map points to the north" is true.

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  • 14. 

    The key of a map gives us its scale.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The key of a map does not give us its scale. The key of a map typically provides information about the symbols or colors used to represent different features on the map, such as roads, rivers, or landmarks. The scale of a map is usually indicated by a scale bar or a ratio, which shows the relationship between distances on the map and actual distances on the ground. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 15. 

    A sketch is always drawn to scale. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A sketch is not always drawn to scale. Sometimes, sketches are made to convey an idea or concept rather than accurately representing the proportions and measurements of the subject. In such cases, the sketch may not be drawn to scale and may have exaggerated or simplified features for emphasis or clarity. Therefore, the statement that a sketch is always drawn to scale is false.

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