PARTIAL TEST BANK MAPPING
  • The science of map making is BEST called: (a) astronomy; (b) geology; (c) cartography; (d) geography; (e) pedology.
  • An idealized representation of the real world built in order to demonstrate certain of its properties is BEST called a[n]: (a) choropleth map; (b) isopleth map; (c) globe; (d) map; (e) model.
  • Reducing the number of cells in a grid by linking cells of similar quantity to create a more general picture of a distribution produces a map which is termed: (a) isoplethic; (b) choroplethic; (c) mental; (d) physiographic; (e) topographic.
  • By drawing lines between all points having the same value, the geographer constructs a[n]: (a) isarithmic map; (b) choropleth map; (c) iconic map; (d) graphic scale; (e) representative fraction.
  • An isopleth interval of 25 might produce a map with lines representing the values of: (a) 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25; (b) 100, 125, 150, 175; (c) 30, 55, 80, 105, 130; (d) ALL of these; (e) NONE of these.
  • When two isopleths are close together, this indicates: (a) low values; (b) high values; (c) incorrect mapping procedures; (d) rapidly changing values; (e) NONE of these.
  • Which is the FALSE statement about a Mercator projection [such as the one attached for the latitude and longitude questions]? (a) They can be used to compare the size of land area; (b) They may show true north-south direction; (c) They show true east-west directions; (d) They show true shapes, such as of continents; (e) They can not readily map the point of the north pole or the south pole.
  • A great circle: (a) cuts the earth into two hemispheres; (b) is an exact circumference of the earth; (c) provides the shortest routes of travel on the earth's surface; (d) is ALL of these; (e) is NONE of these.
  • Two photographs taken from slightly different locations so that they can be viewed in three dimensions are called: (a) choropleth maps; (b) stereoscopic pairs; (c) isarithmic maps; (d) projections; (e) remote sensors.
  • Maps showing both physical AND cultural features produced by the USGS are BEST called: (a) choropleth maps; (b) projections; (c) topographic maps; (d) dot maps; (e) stereoscopic pairs.
  • Lines that connect points of equal TEMPERATURES are BEST called: (a) isobars; (b) isotherms; (c) isarithms; (d) isopleths; (e) isohyets.
  • The map property of showing true shape is BEST called: (a) mercator; (b) isagonal; (c) conformal; (d) equivalence; (e) tangency.
  • The study of an object or surface without physical contact is BEST called: (a) remote sensing; (b) pedology; (c) meteorology; (d) oceanography; (e) physiography.
  • The knowledge of a place which aids individuals in their wayfinding forms: (a) physiographic diagrams; (b) isopleth maps; (c) choropleth maps; (d) mental maps; (e) projections.
  • The direction west southwest is nearest: (a) 135°; (b) 158°; (c) 225°; (d) 247°; (e) 270°.
  • An azimuth of 200° is nearest: (a) south; (b) south southwest; (c) southwest; (d) west northwest; (e) west.
  • An azimuth of 20° is nearest: (a) north; (b) northeast; (c) north northwest; (d) north northeast; (e) east northeast.
  • The direction east southeast is nearest: (a) 70°; (b) 90°; (c) 112°; (d) 158°; (e) 202°.
  • The direction northeast is: (a) 15°; (b) 30°; (c) 45°; (d) 90°; (e) 345°.
  • A line drawn on the earth's surface that divides the earth into two equal halves is BEST called a[n]: (a) isopleth; (b) choropleth; (c) great circle; (d) small circle; (e) latitude.
  • Latitude is measured in degrees beginning from the: (a) equator to the pole; (b) prime meridian; (c) international date line; (d) Tropic of Cancer; (e) North Pole.
  • Longitude is measured in degrees beginning from the: (a) equator to the pole; (b) prime meridian; (c) international date line; (d) intertropical convergence zone; (e) North Pole.
  • The FALSE statement about latitude and longitude is: (a) latitude measures from the equator; (b) longitude measures up to halfway around the earth; (c) the south pole is 90°S; (d) England has a low longitude; (e) this system is used only in North America.
  • The latitude and longitude of the North Pole is: (a) 180°N; (b) 75°N, 180°W; (c) 90°N, 180°E; (d) 90°N; (e) NONE of these.
  • The latitude and longitude of the South Pole is: (a) 180°S; (b) 75°S, 180°E; (c) 90°S, 180°W; (d) 90°S; (e) NONE of these.
  • The latitude and longitude of Miami Beach, Florida is BEST described as: (a) 25° 47'N, 80° 7'W; (b) 25° 47'S, 80° 7'W; (c) 25° 47'N, 80° 7'E; (d) 25° 47'S, 80° 7'E; (e) 80° 7'E, 25° 47'N.
  • The number of degrees of longitude that the earth turns on its axis in one hour is: (a) 1; (b) 4; (c) 15; (d) 60; (e) 90.

  • The examination will include questions on scales and reading the values from an isopleth map.
    The examination will include questions on latitude and longitude.
  • Of the following scales, that which would produce the map considered to have the largest scale would be: (a) one inch equals one mile; (b) 1" = 10 miles; (c) 1" = 1/2 mile; (d) one inch equals one hundred miles; (e) 1" = 7 miles.
  • Of the following scales, that which would produce the map considered to have the smallest scale would be: (a) one inch equals one mile; (b) 1" = 10 miles; (c) 1" = 1/2 mile; (d) one inch equals one hundred miles; (e) 1" = 7 miles.
  • Remote sensing might utilize: (a) weather satellites; (b) multispectral scanning; (c) LANDSAT satellites; (d) Sound Navigation and Ranging; (e) ALL of these.
  • GIS refers to: (a) the grid system for location places on the earth; (b) lines of equal elevation on USGS maps; (c) databases capable of displaying information spatially; (d) the professional organization for geographers; (e) the professional organization for geography educators.



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