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What is an isoline?
a) A line that connects areas of equal value on a map
b) A line that connects areas of unequal value on a map
c) A line that connects stream valleys on a map
d) There is no such thing as an isoline

How do you know the steepest side of a hill by looking at topographic map?
a) The contour lines are closer together
b) The contour lines are farther apart
c) The contour lines make V's that point upstream
d) The contour lines make V's that point downstream

How can you find a river on a topographic map?
a) The contour lines make V's that point upstream
b) The contour lines are closer together
c) The contour lines make V's that point downstream
d) The contour lines are farther apart

What is the equation for gradient?
a) change in field value/distance
b) change in distance/field value
c) field value/change in distance
d) distance/change in field value

As a ship crosses the Prime Meridian, the altitude of Polaris measured from the ship is 50°. What is the ship's location?
a) 50°N latitude, 0° longitude
b) 50 °S latitude, 0° longitude
c) 0° latitude, 50° W longitude
d) 0° latitude, 50°N longitude

What is the the approximate altitude of Polaris as seen by an observer located in Syracuse, New York?
a) 43°N
b) 45°N
c) 41°N
d) 48°N

A stream has a source at an elevation of 1,000 meters. It ends at 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) 3.5 m/km
b) 15 m/km
c) 10 m/km
d) 1.5 m/km

An airplane takes off from a location at 17°S latitude and flies to a new location 55° due north of its starting point. What latitude has the plane reached?
a) 38°N
b) 38°S
c) 55°N
d) 72°N

How are latitude and longitude lines drawn on a globe of Earth?
a) Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the poles.
b) Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the equator.
c) Longitude lines are parallel and latitude lines meet at the poles.
d) Longitude lines are parallel and latitude lines meet at the equator.

What is the shape of Earth?
a) Oblate spheroid
b) Perfect circle
c) Perfect sphere
d) Oblong circle

Hachure marks on a topographic map indicate
a) A depression
b) A stream
c) A steep slope
d) A hilltop

Closed circles on a topographic map indicate
a) A hilltop
b) A valley
c) A depression
d) A stream

Which of the following is NOT a unit used when talking about latitude and longitude?
a) Hours
b) Degrees
c) Minutes
d) Seconds

Which of the following is NOT a type of isoline?
a) Isometric
b) Isobar
c) Isotherm
d) Contour line

How can you tell what direction rivers flow on topographic maps?
a) The V's point upstream
b) The V's point downstream
c) The V's point north
d) The V's point toward the ocean

The system of lines used to locate a certain place on Earth are called
a) Coordinate systems
b) Latitude systems
c) Great circle systems
d) Axis systems

At which latitude will Polaris be overhead?
a) 90 degrees
b) 120 degrees
c) 0 degrees
d) 45 degrees

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