# Maps Test and Key

```Maps
Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question and write it on the same numbered line on
Use the table to answer question 1.
City
A
B
C
D
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Latitude
39&deg;96'N
39&deg;77'N
27&deg;34'N
40&deg;06'N
Longitude
82&deg;99'W
86&deg;16'W
82&deg;53'W
80&deg;72'W
1. Order the following cities from North to South.
a. D, A, B, C
c. A, C, D, B
b. B, A, C, D
d. D, C, A, B
Use the topographic map to answer the questions 2 and 3.
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2. Which represents the greater rise in elevation, point C to point A or point B to point A?
a. point C to point A
b. point B to point A
c. both represent the same rise in elevation
d. neither because both are a drop in elevation.
3. Which would be the easiest route for a relaxed climb and why?
a. point D to point A because it is the longest route
b. Point E to point A because it is the most gradual rise in elevation.
c. Point D to point A because it is the most gradual rise in elevation.
d. Point E to point A because it is the shortest route.
4. How much does each section of this graphic scale represent?
a. 50 mi
b. 500 mi
c. 41.67 mi
d. 1250 mi
Use the map below to answer questions 5 and 6.
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5. Which of the following statements can be inferred from the map?
a. The Highways and the Interstates are the same roads.
b. There are National Parks in all four states.
c. Three states have mountains.
d. All of the capital cities are located less than 100 miles from one of the Interstates.
6. If the east/west interstate measures 10 inches on the map, how far is it across the three states?
a. 10 miles
c. 12.5 miles
b. 125 miles
d. 1250 miles
7. What is the longitude of the prime meridian?
a. 0&deg;
c. 90&deg; west
b. 90&deg; east
d. 180&deg;
8. What is the latitude of the north pole?
a. 0&deg; north
c. 180&deg; north
b. 90&deg; north
d. 360&deg; north
9. Each degree of latitude or longitude is divided into 60 smaller units called ____.
a. meridians
c. seconds
b. grids
d. minutes
10. Which statement about lines of longitude is true?
a. They converge at the equator.
b. They converge at the poles.
c. They are parallel.
d. They locate positions in north and south directions.
____ 11. On a topographic map, the difference in elevation between two side-by-side contour lines is called the ____.
a. contour interval
c. depression contour
b. index contour
d. hachure
____ 12. GPS satellites can relay information about all of the following EXCEPT ____.
a. position
c. direction
b. elevation
d. weather
____ 13. To determine distance in degrees east and west, you would use lines of ____.
a. latitude
c. contour
b. the equator
d. longitude
____ 14. Areas of equal elevation are connected by ____ lines on a map.
a. meridian
c. longitude
b. contour
d. latitude
____ 15. To determine an exact location on a map, you can use ____.
a. latitude
c. meridians
b. longitude
d. both a and b
____ 16. Distances north and south of the equator are measured in degrees of ____.
a. longitude
c. latitude
b. meridian
d. parallel
____ 17. Distances east and west of the prime meridian are measured in degrees of ____.
a. longitude
c. latitude
b. meridian
d. parallel
____ 18. If a store is 10 km from school and a map of the area has a scale of 1cm = 1 km, the distance between the
store and the school would be ____ on the map.
a. 1 cm
c. 1 km
b. 10 cm
d. 10 km
____ 19. If a topographic map has a contour interval of 10 m and the map has five contour lines with the lowest
elevation shown as 15 m, the elevation of the highest line is ____.
a. 10 m
c. 65 m
b. 5 m
d. 55 m
____ 20. Index contour lines ____.
a. help to find elevation of nearby contour
c. appear at right angles
lines
b. always point downstream
d. are none of the above
Matching
a. A
b. B
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c. C
d. D
0&deg; latitude, splits the Earth in half
falls between 0&deg; and 180&deg; longitude
90&deg; latitude, location of one of the poles of Earth
runs parallel to the equator
Match each term with the correct description below. Terms made be used more than once or not at all.
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longitude
map legend
topographic map
remote sensing
prime meridian
latitude
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International Date Line
contour interval
map scale
equator
contour line
a way of collecting information about Earth from a distance
distances in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
shows the changes in elevation of Earth's surface
a line on a map that connects points of equal elevation
explains what the symbols used on the map mean
the distance in degrees either north or south of the equator
the difference in elevation between two side-by-side contour lines
an imaginary line that circles Earth halfway between the north and south poles
the line that represents 0 longitude
shows the relationship between the map distances and actual distances on Earth's surface
explains what the symbols on a map represent
1. There is a mistake in the topographic map shown in the figure below. Identify the mistake and explain why it
is wrong. (3 points)
Use the map below to answer questions 2 and 3. Three points each.
2. What are the latitude and longitude of Point A?
3. What are the latitude and longitude of Point B?
Maps
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. ANS: A
Latitude is the distance in degrees north or south of the equator.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 4 | DOK 3-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
2. ANS: C
Contour lines are lines on a topographic map that connect points of equal elevation.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 4 | DOK 3-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-4
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
3. ANS: B
The information contour lines provided on a topographic map can be used to draw an accurate profile of the
topography.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 4 | DOK 2-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-4
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
4. ANS: A
Map scale is the relationship between a distance on the map and the actual distance on the ground.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 3 | DOK 2-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
5. ANS: D
Map scale is the relationship between a distance on the map and the actual distance on the ground.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 4 | DOK 3-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
6. ANS: B
Map scale is the relationship between a distance on the map and the actual distance on the ground.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 3 | DOK 3-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
7. ANS: A
The half of the circle from the North Pole to the South Pole passes through Greenwich, England, and is
known as the prime meridian.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 3 | DOK 2-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
8. ANS: B
The North Pole is located at 90 degrees north latitude (90&deg;N), and the South Pole is located at 90 degrees
south latitude (90&deg;S).
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
9. ANS: D
Because longitude and latitude lines are far apart and to help pinpoint locations, we divide each degree into 60
minutes (' ) and each minute into 60 seconds (&quot; ).
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 1 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
10. ANS: B
Mapmakers started the grid system with a line that circled Earth and passed through the North Pole and the
South Pole.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
11. ANS: A
The elevation difference between contours that are next to each other is called the contour interval.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 1 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-4
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
12. ANS: D
GPS is a group of satellites used for navigation. Other uses include tracking wildlife for scientific data
collection, detecting earthquakes, hiking, biking, and land surveying.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-3
STA: 5.4.6.B.3 | 5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.3
13. ANS: D
Longitude is the distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
14. ANS: B
Contour lines are lines on a topographic map that connect points of equal elevation.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-4
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
15. ANS: D
The intersection of a line of latitude and a line of longitude can pinpoint a location on a map or a globe.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
16. ANS: C
Latitude is the distance in degrees north or south of the equator.
OBJ: 1-1
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 1 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
17. ANS: A
Longitude is the distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 1 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
18. ANS: B
Map scale is the relationship between a distance on the map and the actual distance on the ground.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 3 | DOK 2-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
19. ANS: D
The elevation difference between contours that are next to each other is called the contour interval.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 3 | DOK 2-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-4
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
20. ANS: A
You can find the elevation of an unlabeled contour by using the numbered index contours.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
OBJ: 1-4
MATCHING
1. ANS:
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2. ANS:
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3. ANS:
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4. ANS:
REF:
STA:
A
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
D
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
B
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
C
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
5. ANS:
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15. ANS:
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D
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-3
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
A
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
C
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-4
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
K
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-4
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
B
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
F
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
H
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
OBJ: 1-4
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
J
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.8.A.2 | 5.4.8.C.2
E
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.6.B.3
I
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.6.B.3
B
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 2 | DOK 1-LOW
To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-1
5.4.6.B.3
1. ANS:
Two contour lines cross in the upper left part of the map. This is wrong because each contour line should
represent one elevation. If two lines cross, it means that the point where they cross has two elevations, which
is impossible.
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 4 | DOK 2-MOD
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 2
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
2. ANS:
30 N, 90 W
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 1 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
OBJ: 1-4
OBJ: 1-1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
3. ANS:
60 N, 90 E
PTS: 1
DIF: Bloom's Level 1 | DOK 1-LOW
REF: To review this topic refer to Mapping Earth: Lesson 1
STA: 5.4.6.B.3
OBJ: 1-1
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