Ultimate Topography Test! Trivia Quiz

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Topography is the research of the forms and features of land surfaces. With this quiz, you should be cognizant of the height above sea level of a point on the earth’s surface. What is the topography of an area determined by the three types of landforms? The equator divides into which hemispheres and the ratio on a map. Take this excellent quiz and see how much you know about topography.


Questions and Answers
  • 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 the 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 ridge pointing 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 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. 
    An 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

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