Arcgis System Software Quiz Questions

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Have you used the Arcgis system software before? If yes, you must have loved how easy it makes data bulk data management for business. Take up the quiz below and gauge your knowledge on this amazing software. All the best.


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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

  • 2. 
     The ArcGIS program that allows you to view and analyze geographic data is called         
    • A. 

      ArcCatalog

    • B. 

      ArcMap

    • C. 

      ArcToolbox

    • D. 

      ArcGeography

  • 3. 
      The ArcGIS program that allows you to preview and create new data files is called    
    • A. 

      ArcCatalog

    • B. 

      ArcMap

    • C. 

      ArcToolbox

    • D. 

      ArcGeography

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 7. 
     Collections of geographic data that are alike are called
    • A. 

      Charts

    • B. 

      Layers

    • C. 

      Projects

    • D. 

      Scripts

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
     Add-on software products that run with ArcGIS to enhance its capabilities are called
    • A. 

      Extensions

    • B. 

      Layouts

    • C. 

      Scripts

    • D. 

      Tables

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 26. 
    An  area that is drawn at a uniform distance around a feature is called a
    • A. 

      Buffer

    • B. 

      Census

    • C. 

      Clip

    • D. 

      Dissolve

  • 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

  • 28. 
     Which ArcGIS program must be used to permanently reproject a data layer?
    • A. 

      ArcCatalog

    • B. 

      ArcMap

    • C. 

      ArcToolbox

    • D. 

      Reprojection Extension

  • 29. 
     What is the data file extension of an ArcMap project file?
    • A. 

      .apr

    • B. 

      .doc

    • C. 

      .mxd

    • D. 

      .prj

  • 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

  • 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

  • 32. 
    The process of creating map features from a table of addresses is called 
    • A. 

      Addressing

    • B. 

      Blocking

    • C. 

      Geocoding

    • D. 

      Georeferencing

  • 33. 
    What must be created in ArcCatalog to perform geocoding? 
    • A. 

      Address table

    • B. 

      Geocoding service

    • C. 

      New shapefile

    • D. 

      Reference table

  • 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

  • 35. 
      The process of aligning an image to another image or feature data layer is called
    • A. 

      Georeferencing

    • B. 

      Addressing

    • C. 

      Blocking

    • D. 

      Geocoding

  • 36. 
     The default classification method ArcMap uses to automatically group data values is 
    • A. 

      Natural Breaks

    • B. 

      Quantile

    • C. 

      Defined Interval

    • D. 

      Manual

  • 37. 
     The various models that are used to approximate the shape of the Earth are called
    • A. 

      Spheres

    • B. 

      Coordinates

    • C. 

      Datums

    • D. 

      Ellipsoids

  • 38. 
     Locations of interest that can be taken with a GPS unit are called 
    • A. 

      Waypoints

    • B. 

      Markers

    • C. 

      Routes

    • D. 

      Bearings

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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”))

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 49. 
     Which of the following is an example of a quantitative attribute?
    • A. 

      Address

    • B. 

      Name

    • C. 

      Population

    • D. 

      Telephone number

  • 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

  • 51. 
     Which of the following is an example of a Select by Attribute query?
    • A. 

      Selecting all roads that intersect streams

    • B. 

      Selecting all schools contained in a congressional district

    • C. 

      Selecting all census tracts with a per capita income less than $15,000

    • D. 

      Selecting all schools located within 1 mile of a railroad

  • 52. 
     Which of the following is an example of a Select by Location query?
    • A. 

      Selecting all census tracts with a per capita income less than $15,000

    • B. 

      Selecting all schools located inside the city limits

    • C. 

      Selecting all high schools in a school district

    • D. 

      Selecting all cities with populations greater than 100,000

  • 53. 
     Joining tables is a very important feature in ArcView because
    • A. 

      data needed for analysis may be contained in two tables

    • B. 

      only one table may be used in each ArcView project.

    • C. 

      some data may be incorrect

    • D. 

      it must be done in every ArcView project.

  • 54. 
      Surfaces are better types of data layers to be used for continuous data than features because
    • A. 

      continuous data cannot be displayed as feature data

    • B. 

      because every point on the Earth has a specific temperature, elevation, rainfall, etc. associated with it.

    • C. 

      surface data is homogeneous

    • D. 

      feature data is heterogeneous.

  • 55. 
     A layer data file differs from a shapefile because
    • A. 

      a layer file is the only type of data that can be viewed in ArcMap

    • B. 

      a layer file can be created in ArcCatalog but a shapefile cannot.

    • C. 

      a layer file retains its symbology properties and a shapefile does not.

    • D. 

      a shapefile is the only type of data that can be viewed in ArcMap

  • 56. 
     Data frame properties differ from layer properties because
    • A. 

      data frame properties can only be changed once in a project.

    • B. 

      data frame properties affect all of the data layers in a data frame and layer properties only affect a particular layer.

    • C. 

      data frame properties are changed only in ArcCatalog

    • D. 

      data frame properties are the only properties that determine how data is displayed in a map layout.

  • 57. 
     In creating overlays, a union differs from an intersect because
    • A. 

      a union can only be performed using polygon features

    • B. 

      an intersect can be performed on all data layers and a union cannot

    • C. 

      a union contains overlapping and non-overlapping areas from each data set.

    • D. 

      an intersect contains overlapping and non-overlapping areas from each data set.

  • 58. 
    In creating overlays, a union differs from an intersect because 
    • A. 

      a union can only be performed using polygon features

    • B. 

      an intersect can be performed on all data layers and a union cannot.

    • C. 

      a union contains overlapping and non-overlapping areas from each data set.

    • D. 

      an intersect contains overlapping and non-overlapping areas from each data set.

  • 59. 
    A query performed using the Definition Query in Layer Properties differs from a Select by Attribute query because 
    • A. 

      only the features meeting the query criteria will display in the map.

    • B. 

      the features meeting the query criteria will display in a different color.

    • C. 

      only point feature data can be used in the query.

    • D. 

      only polygon feature data can be used in the query

  • 60. 
     Different map projections are used for different GIS projects because
    • A. 

      only UTM coordinate systems can be used for computer-aided geographic analysis.

    • B. 

      the same map projection cannot be used for more than one project

    • C. 

      spherical coordinate systems are the best systems to use for GIS analysis

    • D. 

      the map projection that is best for the study area should be used.

  • 61. 
     Using degrees for distance measurement in GIS analysis is not recommended because
    • A. 

      degrees of longitude differ because they do not have constant distance between them as you move from equator to pole.

    • B. 

      degrees differ based on the temperature of a region.

    • C. 

      degrees differ based on the elevation of a region.

    • D. 

      degrees are not used for identifying locations for data generated since 1957.

  • 62. 
     Measurements taken in GIS analysis may differ based on the coordinate system and map projection used because
    • A. 

      the features being measured would probably differ

    • B. 

      the units of measurement would be different.

    • C. 

      different map projections have different degrees of distortion.

    • D. 

      locations on the face of the Earth are constantly changing making accurate measurement impossible.

  • 63. 
     A shapefile differs from a geodatabase because
    • A. 

      a shapefile can contain a single feature class and a geodatabase can contain multiple feature classes.

    • B. 

      a shapefile can contain only point, line or polygon feature types but a geodatabase can use other geometric types.

    • C. 

      a shapefile cannot be created in ArcCatalog but a geodatabase can.

    • D. 

      a shapefile is the only data format that can be viewed in ArcCatalog.

  • 64. 
     Map elements such as a legend, scale bar, north arrow, etc. are needed for a map layout because
    • A. 

      they are legally required for all printed maps.

    • B. 

      a map cannot be printed from ArcMap without these elements

    • C. 

      otherwise the data contained in the map cannot be fully understood.

    • D. 

      they serve to map the map layout more attractive.

  • 65. 
     Using a GPS point log is important when collecting waypoints because
    • A. 

      objects may be moved and this could be one way of keeping track of the past positions

    • B. 

      it will allow the user to provide a description of what is actually at that location

    • C. 

      it will give your teacher a log of where you have been

    • D. 

      it is a good exercise in descriptive analysis