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Map Skills Practice Quiz

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

A symbol on a map that shows directions North, South, East, and West:
a.
legend or key
c.
scale
b.
compass rose
d.
the meridian of direction
 

 2. 

The 0º line of latitude is the:
a.
equator
c.
tropic of Capricorn
b.
prime meridian
d.
south pole
 

 3. 

The 0º line of longitude is called the:
a.
equator
c.
north pole
b.
tropic of Capricorn
d.
prime meridian
 

 4. 

Lines of longitude run from 0º up to this number:
a.
30º
c.
66 2/3º
b.
90º
d.
180º
 

 5. 

Map tool that shows what symbols are used on a map and what they stand for:
a.
Compass Rose
c.
Index
b.
Scale
d.
Legend
 

 6. 

Chopping the earth in the half along the prime meridian divides the earth into:
a.
the northern and southern hemispheres
c.
the north and south poles
b.
the eastern and western hemispheres
d.
the tropic of cancer and the tropic of Capricorn
 

 7. 

Lines that circle the earth and are labeled North or South, up to 90º
a.
latitude
c.
meridians
b.
longitude
d.
hemispheres
 

 8. 

Lines that run north to south and measure the distance east or west of the prime meridian:
a.
latitude
c.
equators
b.
longitude
d.
tropics
 

 9. 

Shows distance on a map, often in miles per inch:
a.
legend
c.
scale
b.
key
d.
compass rose
 

 10. 

Another name for lines of latitude:
a.
meridians
c.
poles
b.
tropics
d.
parallels
 



 
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