# Mapping Earth Question Preview (ID: 579)

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Lines on a map that run east to west and measure distance north or south of the equator
a) lines of latitude
b) lines of longitude
c) the International Dateline
d) meridians

Lines on a map that run north to south and measure distance east or west of the Prime Meridian
a) lines of latitude
b) lines of longitude
c) contour lines
d) parallels

On a topographic map, the closer the contour lines the
a) gentler the slope
b) steeper the slope
c) lower the elevation
d) flatter the land surface

A scale of 1:1000 on a topo map indicates that
a) 1000 units on the map equals 1 unit in the real world
b) 1 unit on the map is greater than 1 unit in the real world
c) 1 unit on the map equals 1000 units in the real world
d) the map represents the entire Earth

If the contour interval on a topo map is 10 meters, and one contour line is labeled 50 m
a) the adjacent contour line would represent 20 m in elevation
b) the adjacent contour line would represent 60 m in elevation
c) tthe adjacent contour line would represent 150 m in elevation
d) the adjacent contour line would represent 10 m in elevation

When you observe contour lines with hachures on a topographic map, this indicates that
a) you have crossed a stream
b) the elevation of this area is increasing
c) you are entering a mountainous area
d) a depression is located in this part of the map

How are streams indicated on a topographic map?
a) by contour lines that form v's which point upstream
b) by contour lines that form v's which point downstream
c) by contour lines that form u's which point upstream
d) by contour lines that form u's which point upstream

If you compared topo maps of Poages Valley and Bent Mountain, you would determine
a) that the contour lines were closer together in Poages Valley
b) that the contour lines were farther apart on Bent Mountain
c) that the contour lines were closer together on Bent Mountain
d) that the contour lines were the same distance apart on both topo maps

On a topo map, how would you determine if a feature was a hill or a valley?
a) a hill would have contour lines that are close together and form ovals or circles
b) a valley would have contour lines that are close together and form ovals or circles
c) a hill would have v shaped contour lines which are close together
d) a valley would have close together contour lines with hachures

How would a sink hole be identified on a topo map?
a) by contour lines which show higher elevation at the center of the formation
b) by contour lines that are very close together and the highest elevation at the center
c) by contour lines with v's pointing toward the center of the formation
d) by contour lines with hachures

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