Thematic Maps Pretest

  • Pretest: Thematic Maps

    (To record your answers, create a new Google document and number 1-20)


    1. A thematic map is a type of map or chart designed to show:


         A. The network of roads in an urban area

         B. The location of cities around the world

         C. A specific theme connected with a specified area

         D. Thematic elements of a dramatic geography performance


    2.  Population maps show


         A. The distribution of people in a given geographic area

         B. The distribution of wind currents in populated areas

         C. The total of citizens who are situated on flood plains

         D. Primary religions of southeast Asia


    3. A base map shows


         A. Capitals and other major urban areas

         B. Average temperature and rainfall

         C. Coasts and boundaries as reference points

         D. U.S. military bases throughout the world


    4. Thematic maps did not develop until the mid-17th century because


         A. Columbus hadn’t reached the West Indies

         B. Accurate base maps were not available prior to this time

         C. Captain Cook was exploring the South Pacific

         D. The location of the Prime Meridian was the subject of geographic debate


    5. The earliest thematic maps published showed


         A. Population distributions in the Mediterranean world

         B. Crime rates in Paris and London

         C. Rivers, lakes, and other sources of fresh water

         D. Meteorological data such as the location of trade winds



    6. Other than for informative purposes, thematic maps are most commonly used for


         A. Assigning national boundaries

         B. Problem analysis and predictive studies

         C. Identifying landforms such as mountains and plateaus

         D. Developing cultural awareness among heterogeneous groups


    7. A line connecting points of equal value is known as


         A. An isoline

         B. A parasol

         C. A paradigm

         D. A pirouline


    8. In 1854, John Snow used a thematic map to


         A. Develop an alliance with neighboring communities

         B. Navigate through hazardous ocean currents

         C. Locate the source of a cholera outbreak

         D. Demonstrate the inadequacies of monarchies


    9. A person who designs thematic maps is called a


         A. Navigator

         B. Numismatist

         C. Cartographer

         D. Geophysicist


    10. A choropleth map


         A. Portrays quantitative data as a color

         B. Shows a sequence of historical events

         C. Identifies problems with terrestrial contours

         D. Uses latitude to pinpoint climate zones






    11. Quantitative data can be described as


         A. Language that can be understood universally

         B. Statistical information expressing a certain quantity, amount, or range

         C. Research based on an individual, often subjective analysis

         D. A collection of information found in technical databases


    *Use the world population map to answer questions 12-15



    12. The most populated continent is


         A. Asia

         B. Africa

         C. North America

         D. Australia


    13. India could be described as


         A. Sparsely populated

         B. Densely populated

         C. Underpopulated

         D. Inversely populated


    14. Large population centers most frequently occur


         A. Near mountain ranges

         B. Closest to the centers of continents

         C. In the extreme Northern and Southern latitudes

         D. Near coastlines


    15. Which map quadrant has the largest population?


         A. Northwest

         B. Southwest

         C. Northeast

         D. Southeast


    *Use the climate map to answer questions 16-20



    16. The climate of the Sahara Desert is described as


        A. Arid

        B. Polar

        C. Mediterranean

        D. Subtropical


    17. Brazil’s climate is predominantly


         A. Arid

         B. Subtropical

         C. Polar

         D. Temperate


    18. Tropical climates occur  


         A. North of the Tropic of Cancer

         B. Between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

         C. In the temperate zones

         D. South of the Antarctic Circle


    19. The Northeastern U.S. is shown to have a __________ climate


         A. Polar

         B. Subtropical

         C. Mediterranean

         D. Temperate


    20. One would encounter a subtropical climate in the


         A. Southwestern U.S.

         B. Southeastern U.S.

         C. Central U.S.

         D. Northern U.S.



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