6th Grade Earth Science Topographic Map Quiz

Question 1 of 22

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What type of map shows the surface feature of an area?

Select one of the following:

  • Contour map

  • topographic map

  • relief map

Question 2 of 22

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Topographic maps use symbols to portray the land as if you were looking down from above.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 22

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Topographic maps provide highly accurate information on ________________________ of the ground surface.

Select one or more of the following:

  • elevation

  • relief

  • temperature

  • slope

Question 4 of 22

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What do mapmakers use to represent elevation, relief and slope on topographic maps?

Select one of the following:

  • color

  • contour lines

Question 5 of 22

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A contour line connects points of different elevation

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 22

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What is the change in elevation from contour line to contour line called?

Select one of the following:

  • height

  • elevation

  • contour interval

Question 7 of 22

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The contour interval for a given map is always the same

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 22

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Usually every ________________contour line is known as the __________________contour and is darker and heavier than others.

Select one of the following:

  • first, primary

  • third, relief

  • fifth, index

Question 9 of 22

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Index contours are labeled with ____________________________________ in round units, such as 2000 feet __________________________.

Select one of the following:

  • above sea level

  • below sea level

Question 10 of 22

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To read a topographic map, you must familiarize yourself with the map's scale and symbols and interpret the map's contour lines.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 11 of 22

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A large scale map is one that shows a far-away view of the Earth's surface.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 12 of 22

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Topographic maps are usually large scale maps.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 13 of 22

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Topographic maps are usually large scale maps.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 14 of 22

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Most topographic maps in the US are at a scale of _______________________, where 1 cm equals _________________________.

Select one of the following:

  • 1:100, 100 miles

  • 1:18,000, 18 feet

  • 1:24,000, 0.24 km (kilometers)

Question 15 of 22

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On a 1:24,000 map, what can be shown?

Select one or more of the following:

  • the number of ducks in a pond

  • large buildings, airports and highways are outlines at the correct scale

  • Symbols are used to show houses and other small features.

  • details of elevation and features such as river and coastlines

Question 16 of 22

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On a topographic map, closely spaced contour lines indicate gentle slopes.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 22

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A contour line that forms a closed loop with no other contour lines inside indicates a :

Select one of the following:

  • mountain

  • hilltop

  • lake

  • alien landing site

Question 18 of 22

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A closed loop with dashes indicates a:

Select one of the following:

  • quicksand pit

  • depression

  • lake

  • mountain

Question 19 of 22

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______________- shaped contour lines pointing down hill indicate a ridge line.

Select one of the following:

  • V

  • W

  • Q

Question 20 of 22

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Wide spaced contour lines indicate gentle slopes.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 21 of 22

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V-shaped contour lines pointing uphill indicate a valley.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 22 of 22

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Topographic maps have many uses in in:

Select one or more of the following:

  • science

  • engineering

  • Nintendo land

  • business

  • Chuck E. Cheeses

  • government

  • everyday life

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6th Grade Earth Science Topographic Map Quiz

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