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Ordnance Quiz

Ordnance Quiz

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One sort of Ordnance Survey map used by hikers for navigation has a scale of 1:50,000. This means:

only 50,000 copies have ever been printed
nothing, it is just something that has to be added to the map by law
there are 50,000 different features marked on the map
every 2 centimeters measured on the map corresponds to 1 kilometer on the area represented by the map

On which of the following pages in an atlas might you find a hot desert marked?

Russia, Japan
North Africa, Middle East
Philippines and Indonesia

Ordnance Survey maps cover .

the USA
the whole world

Which of the following is not a reason for using an atlas?

To find out which countries have a border with Angola
To navigate your way in mountainous terrain
To discover which country in the world had the highest population density
To learn about how land is used in South America

Which is the correct word to describe a person who is involved in preparing maps?


Ordnance Survey maps were first created for ......

people who go for country walks
military purposes
car drivers
mountain rescue teams

Which of the following most accurately describes a map?

An accurate representation of the world
A representation of part or all of the surface of the Earth
A drawing that is used only for navigation
A diagram that shows land use in Australia

What is 'Mercator's Projection'?

A way of representing the curved surface of the Earth on a flat piece of paper
A piece of rock that is sticking out from a cliff face.
The method used by teachers to show a map to the whole class
A special instrument for drawing a map.

Which of the following could be found in an atlas.

A list of the world's longest rivers.
The population of New York City.
Land use in the UK.
All of the above.

Which of the following statements most accurately describes an atlas?

A collection of maps.
A list of data about the countries of the world.
A navigational aid.
A book containing maps and other geographical data.

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