Real Estate Fundamentals - Chapter 5: Legal Identification Of Real Property

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  • 1. 
    In the United States, there are only three (3) methods of legally identifying real estate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The predominate method of real property identification in the United States is called the Rectangular Survey Method. It is used primarily along the east coast of the United States, due to the the English influence in theJamestown and Plymouth Colonies. It is seldom found west of the Mississippi River.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The imaginary square tracts of land with 6 mile sides are called townships.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Each township is subdivided into 36 smaller squares with one mile sides called acres.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Each Section = 1 square mile = 640 acres.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    One mile = 5,280 feet One Section = 640 acres One Acre = 43,560 square feet
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The subdivision plat or lot and block method is based on a township and sections method.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The "metes and bounds" refers to identifying real property through a system of "metes" (measurements) and "bounds" (boundary lines). This method was brought to the original 13 colonies from Portugal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A surveying intstrument based on making compass measurements in degrees, minutes, and seconds is called a transit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The starting place of the metes and bounds survey is known as the monument point.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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