Using Maps
Could you find where you live on a map?

Using Maps

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Do you like looking at maps? Some maps draw pictures of hills, rivers and buildings. But most maps use colors and symbols. There will be a symbol for a church, and another symbol for a railroad station. There are symbols for bridges and symbols for great big viaducts. Woods are colored green. Water is colored blue. This quiz looks at just a few of the colors and symbols that are often used on maps. Can you get ten out of ten?

Do you know the colors and symbols used on maps? Test yourself in this quiz!

1.
What color are rivers on maps?
Red
Green
Yellow
Blue
Lakes, seas and oceans are also colored blue
2.
What color are forests on maps?
Red
Green
Yellow
Blue
Why do you think woods and forests are colored green on maps?
3.
Sam is looking at a map of his town. He sees a small black cross on the map (+). What does this symbol mean?
Railroad station
Shop
Church
Bus station
Chapels, temples, mosques, and synagogues are also marked on maps
4.
There are two big churches in Sam’s town. Sam looks at a map of the town. One of the churches is marked by a black square with a cross on top of it. What does the church have?
A tower
A lift
A moat
A spire
The church has a tower. A lot of church towers have bells and a clock
5.
Sam looks again at the map of his town. The other big church is shown as a black circle with a cross on the top. What does this church have?
A lift
An escalator
A spire
A draw-bridge
This church has a spire. What shape is a spire?
6.
Sam finds the railroad station on the map. The symbol for the railroad station is a ___ circle.
Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Red is an easy color to spot
7.
What color are railroad lines on maps?
Green
Blue
Black
Purple
Nearly all railroad lines are colored black on maps
8.
Sam looks at a globe. He knows the Antarctic is covered in snow and ice. What color is the Antarctic on the globe?
Red
Green
Black
White
Greenland is a very big island. It is nearly all covered in ice and snow. Can you find Greenland on a globe or in an atlas?
9.
Sam is looking at a map of his town. He sees a building marked Sch. What does Sch. stand for?
Scheme
School
Schooner
Schedule
What does Univ. stand for on maps?
10.
Sam lives not far from an expressway. He looks at a map of the roads in his part of England. What color is the expressway on the map?
Red
Green
Blue
Yellow
Can you find all the expressways on a map of Britain and Ireland?
Author:  David Bland

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