Childrens Map QuizKids Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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What is the correct term for a round map?
a. World Globe
World Globe - Round maps can be used to display other planets as well.
What is the proper term for the box, which shows the symbols on a map?
a. Table of contents
Legend - Legends indicate the symbols of various items represented on a map.
What is a political map?
a. A map that shows populations
b. A map that shows different borders
c. A map that shows the ocean tides
d. A map that shows terrain features
A map that shows different borders - A political map shows the boundaries which are made by various governments.
What are the horizontal lines on a map called?
a. Lines of longitude
b. Eastern lines
c. Lines of latitude
d. Western lines
Lines of longitude - The lines measure degrees north and south.
What are red lines on maps often used to indicate?
a. The poles
b. The equator
c. The prime meridian
Elevation - These lines are sometimes called contour lines.
What is the correct term for a book of maps?
Atlas - An atlas is defined as a bound collection of maps and charts.
How many "main" directions are there?
4 - These four directions are sometimes called the cardinal directions.
On most maps, what does the color blue signify?
Water - Green is often used to depict land.
What do you call a person who makes maps for a living?
Cartographer - These people draw and design maps.
What do you call the tool, which tells you the size of a map?
Scale - The scale tells you how big each representation is.
What is a topographical map?
a. One that shows the features of the land
b. One that show where different countries are
c. One that shows the roads and highways
d. One which shows the climate of the area
One that shows the features of the land - These maps are similar to physical maps.
What is the line around the middle of the earth called?
a. The center ridge
b. The cut mark
c. The equator
d. The midline
The equator - This line is at 0 degrees.
What does elevation mean?
a. How far it is from the South Pole to the North Pole
b. How far from the North Pole a place is
c. How high a place is above sea level
d. How far from the equator a place is
How high a place is above sea level - A person can measure the elevation of a hill, mountain or volcano.
Some maps have indexes. What do these do?
a. List what is marked on the map
b. Indicate direction
c. Show the symbols on a map
d. Tell people distances
List what is marked on the map - For example an index might list all the cities on a particular map.
When you read a map, which direction should be at the top?
North - North should always be at the top.
If you wanted to know how high Mount Fuji was, which map would you use?
Topographical - This map would list the elevation of the mountain.
Which of these maps would tell you about the amount of rainfall in a specific region?
Climate - Climate maps indicate a region in terms of weather.
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