Ultimate Topography Test! Trivia Quiz

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Ultimate Topography Test! Trivia Quiz

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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