Atlases & Almanacs as Sources of Geographic Information


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Which of these is probably not the best use for an almanac?

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1. What kind of resource might a geographer use to advise engineers on the best route for a bridge through rough terrain?

2. What is the best analogy for how geographers use atlases and almanacs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you may test your understanding of the use of atlases and almanacs in geographical study. The quiz will ask you questions about the best ways to use each book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you score when answering questions on the following:

  • Proper and improper use of an almanac
  • How atlases are used in engineering
  • Proper and improper use of an atlas

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the use of atlases and almanacs in geographical study
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different types of atlases
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the features of atlases and almanacs and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between when to use an atlas and when to use an almanac

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Atlases & Almanacs as Sources of Geographic Information, provides more details on this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize the purpose of atlases and almanacs
  • Identify the different types of atlases
  • Know how to use an almanac