Map Projection & Scale

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What shape is the Earth?

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1. What is a map projection?

2. What is the major drawback of the Mercator projection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Knowing how to use map projections is a beneficial skill, one which this interactive quiz and worksheet will assess you on. In this quiz's practice questions, you will be asked about topics like the shape of the Earth and different map projections.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will inquire regarding the following:

  • Drawbacks of the Mercator projection
  • Shape of the Earth
  • What a map projection is
  • The most commonly used map projection
  • Solving for distance using scale on a map

Skills Practiced

Students will have a chance to exercise these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about scale and map projections from the related lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve for distance using scale on a map in practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Earth's shape
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Mercator projection and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For further information on this subject, take a look at the complementary lesson named Map Projection & Scale. This lesson covers multiple goals, such as:

  • Define map projection and scale
  • Understand the problems inherent in using map projections
  • Explain how to accurately read the scale of a map
  • Solve for distance in real life using scale in the lesson's examples
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