Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Geography Skills 1 (Questions)

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