# Topographic Map Skills Practice Sheet

```Name _________________________________________________ Date _________________ Period ______
Topographic Map Skills Practice Sheet
Use the “Sample Topographic Map” and your “Topographic Map Reference Sheet” to answer the
following questions.
1. What is the elevation at the following points on the map (include a unit)?
A. _______________
D. _______________
G. _______________
B. _______________
E. _______________
H. _______________
C. _______________
F. _______________
2. Calculate the distance between the following points.
Points
Measurement
of Scale Bar
Distance
Scale Bar
Represents
in Real Life
Measurement
Between the 2
Points on the
Map
Calculation(s)
Distance
Between
the 2 Points
in Real Life
A to B
D to E
F to G
Points
A to B
D to E
F to G
Elevation of
Point 1
Elevation of
Point 2
Distance
between points
in real life
Calculation(s)
Slope
4. According to the compass, what direction would you need to travel to get from the first point listed to the
second point listed below?
A to B. _______________
D to E. _______________
G to H. _______________
B to C. _______________
E to F. _______________
H to A. _______________
C to D. _______________
F to G. _______________
5. Identify the type of landform located at each of the following points. Choose from mountain/hill, valley,
stream/river bed, lake/pond, or cliff.
A. _______________
D. _______________
G. _______________
B. _______________
E. _______________
H. _______________
C. _______________
F. _______________
6. In what compass direction would you expect the water to travel at the following points? Explain.
B. _______________________________________________________________________________
G. _______________________________________________________________________________
H. _______________________________________________________________________________
7. What is the highest elevation marked on this map (include the proper unit)? _________________________
(HINT: The answer does not have to be one of the labeled points)
8. Where on the map is the answer to question number 7 located? ___________________________________
9. BONUS: How many square miles does this map represent in real life? (Show your work) ______________
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