Topography

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Topography

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  • 1. 
     The shape of the land is the 
  • 2. 
    An area’s topography may be
    • A. 

      flat

    • B. 

      sloping

    • C. 

      hilly

    • D. 

      Mountainous.

  • 3. 
    The height above sea level of a point on Earth’s surface is its
  • 4. 
    The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area is its 
  • 5. 
    Formed by the processes that shape Earth’s surface.
  • 6. 
    The topography of an area is determined by the area’s
    • A. 

      Landform Only

    • B. 

      Density

    • C. 

      Landform

    • D. 

      Elevation

    • E. 

      Interval

    • F. 

      Relief

  • 7. 
    The 3 types of landforms are:
    • A. 

      Plains

    • B. 

      Harbour

    • C. 

      Canal

    • D. 

      Plateaus

    • E. 

      Mountains

    • F. 

      Desert

  • 8. 
     relates distance on a map to distance on earth’s surface. 
  • 9. 
    Mapmakers use pictures called __________ to stand for features on Earth’s surface. A _______ can represent a physical or man made feature. 
  • 10. 
    Connects points of equal elevation.
  • 11. 
    The change in elevation from contour line to contour line is called the
  • 12. 
    What is the contour interval on this map
    • A. 

      10 ft

    • B. 

      100ft

    • C. 

      1000 ft

    • D. 

      600 ft

  • 13. 
    Equator is at ___ degrees latitude.
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      0

  • 14. 
    Pointing downhill indicate a ridgepointing uphill indicate a valley
  • 15. 
    A contour line that forms a closed loop with no other contour lines indicates
  • 16. 
     a closed loop with dashes inside
  • 17. 
    Every 5th contour line is a bolded and it lists the elevation
  • 18. 
    Prime Meridian is at ___degrees longitude
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      0

  • 19. 
    Who creates topo maps
  • 20. 
    N imaginary line running from the north to the south pole is a(n) ____
    • A. 

      Hemisphere

    • B. 

      Equator

    • C. 

      Line of longitude

    • D. 

      Line of latitude

  • 21. 
    The equator divides Earth into which hemispheres?
    • A. 

      Southern and western

    • B. 

      Eastern and western

    • C. 

      Northern and eastern

    • D. 

      Northern and southern

  • 22. 
    The ratio that shows the relationship between the distance on a map and the actual distance is the 
    • A. 

      Profile

    • B. 

      Degree

    • C. 

      Legend

    • D. 

      Scale

  • 23. 
    Which of these can be determined by a map?
    • A. 

      Where places are located

    • B. 

      Locations of the parts of Earth's interior

    • C. 

      How Earth changed over time

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    The cross section of a volcano is drawn in _____view on a map.
    • A. 

      Plan

    • B. 

      Map

    • C. 

      Profile

    • D. 

      Plot

  • 25. 
    To pinpoint a specific location, mapmakers use a system of ______
    • A. 

      Imaginary grid lines

    • B. 

      Profiles and views

    • C. 

      Symbols

    • D. 

      Snapshots

  • 26. 
    Lines of latitude and longitude are divided into 
    • A. 

      Hours and minutes

    • B. 

      Hours, minutes and seconds

    • C. 

      Degrees, hours, and minutes

    • D. 

      Degrees, minutes, and seconds.

  • 27. 
    Which of these is true when describing a locationnorth(or south) is always listed first
    • A. 

      Either latitude or longitude can be listed first

    • B. 

      Longitude is listed before latitude

    • C. 

      Latitude is listed before longitude

    • D. 

      Either latitude nor longitude is used

  • 28. 
    How do map makers make sure maps can be easily read and understood? 
    • A. 

      they include all the information on the map

    • B. 

      they draw them carefully

    • C. 

      they use computers

    • D. 

      They use legends and scales

  • 29. 
    A map scale with a ratio of 1:50 could mean which of the following?
    • A. 

      50 inches on the map represents 1 inch.

    • B. 

      1 inch on the map represents 50 inches

    • C. 

      1 inch on the map represents 1 mile.

    • D. 

      1 inch on the map represents 50 miles.

  • 30. 
    A colorful map showing rock units is a _____ map.
    • A. 

      Geologic

    • B. 

      Topographical

    • C. 

      Mountain

    • D. 

      Contact

  • 31. 
    On a geologic map, a depositional contact is shown by _______.
    • A. 

      A colored line

    • B. 

      A thin black line

    • C. 

      a thick black line

    • D. 

      Adjacent contour line

  • 32. 
    Rock formations that are broken up and moved meet at which location
    • A. 

      Fault contact

    • B. 

      Bedding plane

    • C. 

      Depositional contact