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 latitude
lines of longitude
2 of 15Pick your answer!
If you have been traveling south and you turn left, you are now going ________.
east
west
north
3 of 15Pick your answer!
I-95, like most odd-numbered interstate highways in the U.S., runs __________.
west only
north and south
in a circle
4 of 15Pick your answer!
GPS, the name of the navigation technology, stands for __________.
Going Places Software
Global Positioning System
Great Pal Satellite
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) __________.
almanac
thesaurus
atlas
7 of 15Pick your answer!
If you are traveling north, but you need to go east, you should make __________.
one left turn
one right turn, then one left turn
one right turn
8 of 15Pick your answer!
To know which way is north, use a(n) __________.
atlas
almanac
compass
9 of 15Pick your answer!
The Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn are __________.
both in the southern hemisphere
both in the northern hemisphere
in different hemispheres
10 of 15Pick your answer!
A relief map always has __________.
raised surfaces to show mountains
an easily foldable design
all the bathrooms clearly marked
11 of 15Pick your answer!
"Atlas" was named after a...
Seymour Atlas, who always wished to see more at last.
Titan who was condemned to hold the sky up in mythology.
A popular cartoon dog who traveled with Bugs Bunny.
12 of 15Pick your answer!
If you are traveling east, and you turn right, you will be going _________.
north
south
west
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 _________.
average rainfall
population density
elevation
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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