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What is the purpose of a map key?
a) To open the lock on a map.
b) To show cardinal directions.
c) To show directions on how to get from one place to another.
d) To give symbols that represent various items on a map.

What are intermediate directions?
a) Longitude and latitude
b) None of the above
c) Northeast, southeast, northwest, southwest
d) North, east, south, west

What is the purpose of a compass rose?
a) To be a cool decoration on a map.
d) To show you the longitude and latitude of a place.

Which of the following is FALSE about latitude?
a) It comes first in a set of coordinates.
b) 0 degrees latitude is called the equator.
c) It is the vertical (up and down) lines on a map and globe.
d) It measures in North and South.

What is the main purpose of a physical map?
a) To show the mountains, lakes, and rivers in an area.
b) To show the natural resources that an area has.
c) To show the major cities of the area.
d) To show how to get from one place to another.

What is the Prime Meridian?
a) The 0 degree longitude line.
b) A lake in Michigan.
c) An ocean near Asia.
d) The 0 degree latitude line.

Which of the following is something that maps can tell us?
a) The elevation of an area (mountains and plains)
b) Major highways and roads in the area
c) The climate of different places
d) All of the above

A scale tells you that 1 inch = 2 miles. If a distance measures 3 inches on a map, how many miles is that in real life?
a) 5 miles
b) 3 miles
c) 6 inches
d) 6 miles

A scale tells you that 1 cm = 1,000km. If a distance measures 5 cm on a map, how many km is that in real life?
a) 5 km
b) 10,000 km
c) 5,000 km
d) 1,000 km

Road maps include all of the following EXCEPT
a) Physical features, such as mountains
b) Bodies of water