Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Geography Skills 3 (Questions)

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You should be familiar with flow charts and pie charts in your Geography lessons. The first person to use the word 'geography' was Eratosthenes (276-194 B.C.). Geography has been called 'the world discipline'.

Test your knowledge about geography terms and procedures with this third quiz on Geography Skills.

1. The link between number of doctors and life expectancy should be shown on what?
[ ] A block bar graph
[ ] A divided bar graph
[ ] A population pyramid
[ ] A scatter graph
2. Maps using lines of different widths to show the value of data are called what?
[ ] Expanding maps
[ ] Flatline maps
[ ] Flow line maps
[ ] Linear maps
3. Which creature gives its name to a type of diagram?
[ ] Butterfly
[ ] Centipede
[ ] Octopus
[ ] Spider
4. On a scatter graph, if one value increases while the other decreases, it shows what?
[ ] A negative relationship
[ ] A positive relationship
[ ] No relationship
[ ] You have drawn it wrong
5. What should be drawn to show changes in river velocity?
[ ] Bar graph
[ ] Choropleth map
[ ] Line graph
[ ] Pie chart
6. When would it be impossible to draw a line of best fit?
[ ] When there are less than ten points plotted
[ ] When there is a negative relationship
[ ] When there is a positive relationship
[ ] When there is no link between the data
7. Which map should be used to show air pressure?
[ ] Atlas
[ ] Choropleth
[ ] Flow line
[ ] Isoline
8. What does the line on a climate graph show?
[ ] Hours of sunshine
[ ] Rainfall
[ ] Temperature
[ ] Wind speed
9. What is often at the end of a line on a flow map?
[ ] Arrow head
[ ] Asterisk
[ ] Cross
[ ] Swastika
10. What is the best choice of map to show where people go on holiday?
[ ] Flow line map
[ ] Isoline map
[ ] Ordnance Survey map
[ ] Sketch map
Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Geography Skills 3 (Answers)
1. The link between number of doctors and life expectancy should be shown on what?
[ ] A block bar graph
[ ] A divided bar graph
[ ] A population pyramid
[x] A scatter graph
2. Maps using lines of different widths to show the value of data are called what?
[ ] Expanding maps
[ ] Flatline maps
[x] Flow line maps
[ ] Linear maps
Useful for traffic flow or movements of migrants
3. Which creature gives its name to a type of diagram?
[ ] Butterfly
[ ] Centipede
[ ] Octopus
[x] Spider
4. On a scatter graph, if one value increases while the other decreases, it shows what?
[x] A negative relationship
[ ] A positive relationship
[ ] No relationship
[ ] You have drawn it wrong
When both increase at the same time it's a positive link
5. What should be drawn to show changes in river velocity?
[ ] Bar graph
[ ] Choropleth map
[x] Line graph
[ ] Pie chart
6. When would it be impossible to draw a line of best fit?
[ ] When there are less than ten points plotted
[ ] When there is a negative relationship
[ ] When there is a positive relationship
[x] When there is no link between the data
The values will be scattered in no definite pattern
7. Which map should be used to show air pressure?
[ ] Atlas
[ ] Choropleth
[ ] Flow line
[x] Isoline
8. What does the line on a climate graph show?
[ ] Hours of sunshine
[ ] Rainfall
[x] Temperature
[ ] Wind speed
The bars on a climate graph show rainfall
9. What is often at the end of a line on a flow map?
[x] Arrow head
[ ] Asterisk
[ ] Cross
[ ] Swastika
10. What is the best choice of map to show where people go on holiday?
[x] Flow line map
[ ] Isoline map
[ ] Ordnance Survey map
[ ] Sketch map