Ch 1 6th Grade Question Preview (ID: 39179)

Maps.[print questions]

A group of satellites used for navigation is called the Geologic Information Systems.
a) true
b) false

The process of collecting information about an area without coming into physical contact with it is called
a) GIS
b) GPS
c) geographic mapping
d) remote sensing

A map drawn as if you were looking at Earth's surface from the side is drawn in
a) profile view
b) map view
c) topographic view
d) geologic view

The height of an object above sea level is its elevation
a) true
b) false

A measure of the steepness of the land is called
a) contour
b) map legend
c) elevation
d) slope

The relationship between a distance on a map and the actual distance on the ground is the map scale.
a) true
b) false

The difference in elevation between one contour line and the next is called the
a) relief
b) contour interval
c) index contour
d) none of the above

Wrapping an imaginary paper into a party hat shape and putting it on Earth explains how a ___ is produced.
a) cylindrical projection
b) conical projection
c) azimuthal projection
d) equal-area projection

Latitude lines run east-west and are measure in degrees north or south of the equator
a) true
b) false

A computerized system that allows a user to make layered maps highlighting different information is called
a) GPS
b) GIS
c) GMC
d) GED

The line of longitude 180 degrees east or west of the prime meridian is called the
a) time line
b) secondary meridian
c) equator
d) International Date Line

Index contours are darker than other contour lines and are labeled by elevation.
a) true
b) false

The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest point in an area is called
a) relief
b) elevation
c) contour
d) steepness

How many time zones are there?
a) 17
b) 20
c) 24
d) 8

A diagram showing a vertical slice through rocks below the surface is called
a) cross-contour
b) cross-section
c) geologic slice
d) contour interval

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