Cardinal & Intermediate Directions: Definition & Meaning


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Which of the following is NOT a cardinal direction?

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Which of the following is an example of an intermediate direction?

I. Southwest

II. South

III. Northwest

2. Intermediate directions can also be called what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Let's see what kind of expert you are with cardinal and intermediate directions with this combination of a quiz and worksheet. You will be asked about the names of the cardinal directions and the proper way to read the cardinal directions in order on a compass.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following subjects during the quiz:

  • Examples of intermediate directions
  • Another name for intermediate directions
  • The abbreviation 'NW'
  • The proper order of reading cardinal directions on a compass

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can recognize the names of the cardinal and intermediate directions
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about reading direction names on a compass
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about another name for intermediate directions

Additional Learning

To get some practice with them, open the lesson titled Cardinal & Intermediate Directions: Definition & Meaning, which contains the following extra topics:

  • Abbreviations and their meanings
  • The importance of directions
  • Reading a map