How to Construct and Interpret a Scale Map


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When making your own scale map which of the following steps would not be required?

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1. Which of the following is a true statement about scale maps?

2. If a map had two cities on it that were one inch apart from each other on the map but in reality were separated by 50,000 inches of straight road, what would that scale ratio look like?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will present you with concepts and scenarios. If given a concept, you will be asked to provide the correct definition and its characteristics. But if given a particular scenario, you will be asked to identify the properties related to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will examine how well you know:

  • Steps required to make scale maps
  • The characteristics of scale maps
  • How to find the scale ratio
  • What a scale map is

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related scale maps lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the steps needed to make a scale map to identify steps that aren't required
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how to find the scale ratio
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of scale maps and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you've taken the quiz first, you can refer to the lesson called How to Construct and Interpret a Scale Map for more on the concepts in the quiz and to meet these objectives:

  • Exploring the concept of scale
  • Relating scale to ratio
  • Creating a scale map