Latitude lines on an atlas map run from east to west.

# Geography Skills 1

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Maps and graphs are often used in Geography. Geography is the science that deals with the study of the Earth and its lands, features, inhabitants and phenomena. A literal translation would be 'to describe or write about the Earth'.

Sharpen your knowledge with our first quiz on Geography skills.

1.
To give a 6 figure grid reference we imagine the map square is divided into what fraction?
10ths
20ths
5ths
8ths
2.
What sort of map uses color shading?
Choropleth map
Dot map
Pictogram
Proportional symbol map
Useful for showing data for different areas
3.
What does 'O.S.' stand for in O.S. maps?
Ordinary Scale
Ordnance Survey
Outdoor Scan
Over Sized
It's a Government department providing maps of Britain
4.
A line on a scatter graph showing the general relationship is called what?
Line of best fit
Line of least resistance
Trend marker
Z axis
It does not have to go through all points on the graph
5.
On an O.S. map, contour lines are what color?
Black
Blue
Brown
Green
6.
Which of these sets of ranges is best for a choropleth map key?
0-2, 3-8, 9-17
0-3, 3-10, 10-11
0-4, 5-9, 10-14
0-5, 5-10, 10-15
Ranges of equal size that do not overlap
7.
Which graph is best for showing continuous data?
Line graph
Pictograph
Pie graph
Vertical bar graph
Continuous data has no clear cut breaks between the values e.g. temperature figures
8.
A line from east-west on an atlas map is a line of what?
Latitude
Longitude
Meridian
Reference
Britain is at a latitude of approx. 53 degrees North
9.
A map often includes an arrow pointing where?
East
North
South
West
10.
Which graph would not be used to show data that adds up to 100%?
Block graph
Divided bar graph
Pie graph
Vertical bar graph
Author:  Jan Crompton