Topographic Maps Review Quiz

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Topographic Maps Review Quiz

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On a map, the height of an object measure from sea level is:
    • A. 

      Contour

    • B. 

      Elevation

    • C. 

      Scale

  • 2. 
    On a topographic map, elevation is shown by what?
    • A. 

      Contour lines

    • B. 

      Legend

    • C. 

      Scale

  • 3. 
    On a globe, the imaginary line around the middle of the Earth that separates the Northern and Southern hemispheres is the:
    • A. 

      Prime Meridian

    • B. 

      Latitude

    • C. 

      Equator

  • 4. 
    Contour lines on a topographic map that are close together indicate that
    • A. 

      The elevation is very high

    • B. 

      The land is very steep

    • C. 

      The land has a gentle slope

  • 5. 
    Contour lines on a topographic map that are far apart indicate that
    • A. 

      The elevation is very low

    • B. 

      The land is very steep

    • C. 

      The land has a gentle slope

  • 6. 
    Lines that run east-west but measure degrees north-south of the Equator are called
    • A. 

      Equators

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Latitude

  • 7. 
    Lines that run north-south and measure degrees east-west of the Prime Meridian are called
    • A. 

      Prime Meridians

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Latitude

  • 8. 
    The imaginary line that separates the Eastern and Western Hemispheres is called the
    • A. 

      Prime Meridian

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Equator

  • 9. 
    Contour lines make a V shape in the stream direction.  The V points in which direction?
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Downstream

    • C. 

      Downhill

  • 10. 
    Depressions are indicated by __________ on the __________ side of the contour line.
    • A. 

      Contour lines; downhill

    • B. 

      Hachures; uphill

    • C. 

      Hachures; downhill

  • 11. 
    Closed contours indicate a __________ or a __________.
    • A. 

      Hilltop; depression

    • B. 

      Hilltop; valley

    • C. 

      Hilltop; flat slope

  • 12. 
    Contour lines can split.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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