Quiz: You'll Only Get 10/15 On This Test If You Can Actually Read A Map

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Once upon a time, you had to find your way without watches that buzz three times when you should turn right and twice when you should turn left

This fun trivia quiz contains questions about map-reading skills, such as terminology and the symbols on map legends.

 Nov 21, 2017
1 of 15Pick your answer!
Which lines are vertical on a map?
tropics
lines of longitude
lines of latitude
2 of 15Pick your answer!
If you have been traveling south and you turn left, you are now going ________.
north
east
west
3 of 15Pick your answer!
I-95, like most odd-numbered interstate highways in the U.S., runs __________.
west only
in a circle
north and south
4 of 15Pick your answer!
GPS, the name of the navigation technology, stands for __________.
Great Pal Satellite
Going Places Software
Global Positioning System
5 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following maps is most likely to be drawn to scale?
a map showing the locations of rivers and lakes in Minnesota
a mall directory
a map of the London underground rail system
6 of 15Pick your answer!
To see which roads to take from Miami to Oklahoma City, you should consult a(n) __________.
atlas
thesaurus
almanac
7 of 15Pick your answer!
If you are traveling north, but you need to go east, you should make __________.
one right turn
one left turn
one right turn, then one left turn
8 of 15Pick your answer!
To know which way is north, use a(n) __________.
compass
almanac
atlas
9 of 15Pick your answer!
The Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn are __________.
both in the southern hemisphere
in different hemispheres
both in the northern hemisphere
10 of 15Pick your answer!
A relief map always has __________.
an easily foldable design
all the bathrooms clearly marked
raised surfaces to show mountains
11 of 15Pick your answer!
"Atlas" was named after a...
Seymour Atlas, who always wished to see more at last.
A popular cartoon dog who traveled with Bugs Bunny.
Titan who was condemned to hold the sky up in mythology.
12 of 15Pick your answer!
If you are traveling east, and you turn right, you will be going _________.
south
west
north
13 of 15Pick your answer!
Loop-shaped highways in the continental U.S. are named after __________.
popular birds
numbers greater than 100
folklore heroes, such as Paul Bunyan
14 of 15Pick your answer!
A political map might use different colors to show _________.
elevation
average rainfall
population density
15 of 15Pick your answer!
How can you find out what triangles symbolize on a map?
by reading the map's legend
by measuring the triangles
by reading the Wikipedia article on triangles
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