Extent of Ownership and Real Property: Air, Surface & Subsurface


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Land ownership is unique, because it usually includes many different types of rights. This is known as:

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1. Mary buys a tract of land that happens to include an old gold mine. Mary wants to know if she owns any rights to the mine. When Mary inspects the deed to the land, she'll need to look at:

2. Craig now owns his grandmother's old home in rural Georgia. It used to be a very quiet neighborhood, but now it's in the flight pattern for the Atlanta airport. Craig would like to prevent airplanes from flying over his property. Which of the following is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We have many rights in America. People who own their own homes or land have special rights concerning that land. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these rights. The questions provide scenarios for you to analyze concerning air, surface, and subsurface rights to real property.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The term that encompasses the different types of landowner rights
  • What you would need to know before building a log cabin
  • What you would need to look at on a deed to know if you have rights to a mine on your property

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on rights to real property
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding land ownership rights and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to analyze scenarios about air, surface, and subsurface rights

Additional Learning

To learn more about rights of landowners, review the accompanying lesson, Extent of Ownership and Real Property: Air, Surface & Subsurface. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define air, surface, and subsurface rights
  • Differentiate between these rights
  • Examine examples of each of these rights