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Topographic Maps (Grade 8)

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Topographic Maps

A map that shows relief and the position of natural and man-made features is a                .
  1. pictomap
  2. terrain map
  3. political map
  4. topographic map
Topographical maps illustrate which of these?
  1. the average temperature of an area
  2. the location of weathering events
  3. the elevation of landscape
  4. the quantity of human populations
As you read a topographic map, you must keep in mind that contour lines
  1. never cross.
  2. get closer as the land becomes steeper.
  3. get further apart as the land becomes flattened.
  4. all the above.
Which of the following would be indicated by a series of contour lines with increasing elevations?
  1. a valley
  2. a beach
  3. a moraine
  4. a mountain
A line on a map that connects equal points of elevation is a(n)                .
  1. azimuth line
  2. contour line
  3. relief line
  4. isobar
The map contour interval is defined as
  1. the sum of all the lines.
  2. the difference from the highest line to the lowest line.
  3. the difference in elevation between two lines.
  4. the time it takes to get to each line.
The sheet name of a topographic map is typically named after what feature shown on the map sheet?
  1. largest city
  2. military installation
  3. prominent cultural or geographic feature
  4. alpha-numerical grid zone designation
Relief is defined as
  1. the height of a place above sea level.
  2. the difference between the highest and lowest point.
  3. the changing of the rivers.
  4. a place where the river meets the sea.
By studying topographical maps over time, you can begin to see how the land changes shape due to weathering.
  1. True
  2. False
Topography refers to
  1. physical features of the land.
  2. the difference between the highest and lowest point.
  3. an area lifted by levees.
  4. the height of a place above sea level.
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