How to Read a Map: Contours, Routes & Settlements


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How is a plateau different from a mountain?

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1. What is a headland?

2. Which of the following is commonly found on the banks of rivers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Complete the quiz and worksheet to check your comprehension of reading a map. Bodies of water and landforms are topics you'll see on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • The meaning of a headland
  • How a plateau differs from a mountain
  • Difference between a bay and a sea
  • Where settlements in mountainous terrain are often found

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on reading a map
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about something usually found on the banks of rivers
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as plateaus and mountains

Additional Learning

You can review more if you use the lesson called How to Read a Map: Contours, Routes & Settlements. Use this lesson any time to:

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  • Examine the importance of reading different types of maps
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