O. S. Maps 2
What color are very high mountains on atlases?

O. S. Maps 2

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You will find contour lines on an Ordnance Survey map. The roots of Ordnance Survey go back to 1747, when Lieutenant-Colonel David Watson proposed the compilation of a map of the Scottish Highlands following the Jacobite rising of 1745.

See how much you know in our second Geography quiz in the series.

1.
What do widely spaced contours tell us?
It is a plateau
Slopes are gentle
Slopes are steep
The land is completely flat
The closer the contours the steeper the slope
2.
On an O.S. map what do the letters MS mean?
Major Settlement
Milestone
Mini Supermarket
Mining Site
MP is milepost
3.
Which of these is a type of map scale?
Laminate
Lateral
Linear
Lunar
4.
The O.S. symbol for a picnic site looks like what?
A litter bin
A packet of potato chips
A table
An apple
5.
Tourist information symbols are always what color?
Blue
Green
Pink
Yellow
6.
What does not have an O.S. symbol that resembles the real thing?
Bus station
Lighthouse
TV mast
Windmill
7.
Atlases use what color for very high mountains?
Black
Orange
Purple
Red
8.
What is not a reason for using symbols on a map?
They are easily understood by everybody
They are easy to read
They make the map prettier
They save space
9.
Which saying helps us remember compass points from the top in clockwise order?
Everybody Wants New Shoes
Naughty Elephants Squirt Water
We Snore Every Night
Worms Never Eat Slugs
10.
The difference in height between contours is the what?
Contour division
Contour gap
Contour interval
Contour split
Usually at 10 meter intervals, sometimes 5 meters
Author:  Jan Crompton

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