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Quiz about Make Me a Map
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Make Me a Map Trivia Quiz


This quiz explores some terms associated with cartography, or mapmaking. Have fun with it!

A multiple-choice quiz by catnippin. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
catnippin
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
58,511
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
4146
Last 3 plays: RioRiver (6/10), Guest 118 (0/10), Guest 68 (2/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. A line which resembles a ruler and is used to measure distance on a map is called the _______. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The decorative frame, or graphic ornamentation, found on or surrounding older maps and charts is called _____. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The angle between true (geographic) north and magnetic north (where a compass needle points) is known as magnetic ______. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In cartography, all features on a map associated with water (rivers, lakes, shoreline, marshes) are known as ______. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The procedure which ensures that separate map sheets covering adjacent regions fit exactly together is known as _____. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Verifying what is shown on a map manuscript or compilation by comparing it with what is actually on the ground is called ____. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A crescent-shaped map of a region of the Earth between two lines of longitude, which may be fitted to the surface of a globe with a minimum of distortion is called a ____. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. A map located within the border of a larger map and which depicts an area of the main map at a larger scale is known as ______. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The description or explanation of the map's symbology is found in the map _____. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In mapmaking, film which is coated with a photo-etchable emulsion, and used in the process of color separation to produce open window negatives is known as a _____. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A line which resembles a ruler and is used to measure distance on a map is called the _______.

Answer: bar scale

The bar scale graphically shows the map scale. The line is divided into units at a ratio proportional to the scale of the map and labelled numerically to indicate the distance of each mark from the zero mark on the line.
2. The decorative frame, or graphic ornamentation, found on or surrounding older maps and charts is called _____.

Answer: cartouche

3. The angle between true (geographic) north and magnetic north (where a compass needle points) is known as magnetic ______.

Answer: declination

This angle varies for different locations and continually changes with time due to the wandering of the magnetic north pole!
4. In cartography, all features on a map associated with water (rivers, lakes, shoreline, marshes) are known as ______.

Answer: drainage

5. The procedure which ensures that separate map sheets covering adjacent regions fit exactly together is known as _____.

Answer: edge matching

6. Verifying what is shown on a map manuscript or compilation by comparing it with what is actually on the ground is called ____.

Answer: field checking

Field checks supplement and clarify information obtained from aerial photographs.
7. A crescent-shaped map of a region of the Earth between two lines of longitude, which may be fitted to the surface of a globe with a minimum of distortion is called a ____.

Answer: gore

8. A map located within the border of a larger map and which depicts an area of the main map at a larger scale is known as ______.

Answer: an inset map

9. The description or explanation of the map's symbology is found in the map _____.

Answer: legend

The legend is found in the map margin and provides a better understanding and interpretation of the data shown on the map.
10. In mapmaking, film which is coated with a photo-etchable emulsion, and used in the process of color separation to produce open window negatives is known as a _____.

Answer: peelcoat

Source: Author catnippin

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