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Mapping
1.
What is the interval used for this map?
a) 10 ft.
b) 50 ft.
c) 100 ft.
d) 1000 ft.
2.
What is the direction of flow of Rush Creek between points A and B?
a) North
b) Northeast
c) Southeast
d) Southwest
3.
Which 2 points are located at the same elevation?
a) X and Y
b) E and F
c) A and B
d) B and C
4.
Locations A and F are 15 miles apart. What is the gradient between these 2 points?
a) 0.1 ft/mi
b) 10 ft/mi
c) 15 ft/mi
d) 150 ft/mi
5.
The map shows temperatures in a classroom. Which location is at the highest temperature?
a) Location A
b) Location B
c) Location D
d) Location E
6.
What is the interval used for this map?
a) 10°C/m
b) 5°C/m
c) 2°C/m
d) 1°C/m
7.
The lines on this map indicates points of equal temperature. Which term correctly describes these lines?
a) Isobars
b) Contour lines
c) Isocline
d) Isotherm
8.
The smallest gradient is located between which two points?
a) A and F
b) E and D
c) C and E
d) B and C
9.
The source of a stream is at an elevation of 1,000 meters. The stream ends in a lake that has an elevation of 300 meters. If the lake is 200
kilometers away from the source, what is the average gradient of the stream?
a) 1.5 m/Km.
b) 3.5 m/Km.
c) 10 m/Km.
d) 15 m/Km.
10.
As gradient increases, the distance between isolines.......
a) Increases
b) Decreases
c) Remains the same
11.
One degree of longitude at the Equator equals 110.569 kilometers. This distance increases until, at the poles, one degree of longitude equals 111.700 kilometers. Which inference is best supported by this data?
a) Polar drift continues to occur at the present time.
b) As the Earth moves around the Sun, its orbital velocity varies.
c) The Earth is not a perfect sphere.
d) The altitude of Polaris increases with an increase in latitude.
12.
Polaris is used as a celestial reference point for the Earth's latitude system because Polaris
a) Always rises at sunset and sets at sunrise.
b) Is located over the Earth's axis of rotation.
c) Can be seen from any place on Earth.
d) Is a very bright star.
13.
If the deepest parts of the ocean are about 10 kilometers and the radius of the Earth is about 6,400 kilometers, the depth of the ocean would represent what percent of the Earth's radius?
a) Less than 1%
b) About 5%
c) About 25%
d) About 70%
14.
Ship X and ship Y are sailing along the Equator. The difference in local solar time between them is 2 hours. What is their difference in longitude?
a) 0°
b) 15°
c) 30°
d) 45°
15.
If a ship's position is 30 degrees north latitude and 60 degrees west longitude at 12 midnight, Greenwich mean solar time, what is the mean solar time on shipboard?
a) 2 AM
b) 4 AM
c) 8 PM
d) 10 PM
16.
Which best explains why a 15-minute U.S. Geological Survey contour map of Syracuse, New York, is not perfectly square?
a) The 15 minutes refer only to latitude
b) The 15 minutes refers only to longitude.
c) The distance represented by 1° of longitude varies as one moves north.
d) The distance represented by 1° of latitude varies as one moves north.
17.
The maximum number of degrees of latitude possible for any place on Earth is
a) 90°
b) 180°
c) 270°
d) 360°
18.
The Earth's latitude system is based on measurements of
a) Star angles.
b) Gravity intensities.
c) Magnetic directions.
d) Geographic landmarks.
19.
Based on the diagram, what is the circumference of planet Y?
a) 4000 km
b) 8000 km
c) 16000 km
d) 32000 km
20.
What is the approximate location of point B?
a) 33°N, 75°E
b) 33°S, 75°W
c) 33°N, 75°W
d) 33°S, 75°E
21.
Cities located on the same meridian (longitude) must have the same
a) Altitude
b) Latitude
c) Length of day
d) Solar time
22.
Two students are located 800 kilometers apart on the same meridian of longitude. They measure the altitude of the Sun at noon on the same day. They can use these measurements to calculate the
a) Earth's circumference
b) Earth's density
c) Earth's mass
d) Sun's diameter
23.
If it is 6AM at location D, what is the time at location A?
a) 8AM
b) 6AM
c) 10AM
d) 12 noon
24.
What is the location of point B?
a) 37°N, 120°W
b) 37°N, 120°E
c) 37°S, 120°W
d) 37°S, 120°E
25.
when it is 10 AM at location D, what is the time at location B?
a) 10 AM
b) 11:30 AM
c) 2 PM
d) 6 AM
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