Mental Maps in Geography


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Which of the following is the best example of using a mental map?

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1. Mental mapping incorporates which of the following?

2. Which of the following best describes the process taking place if you learn more about a particular region of the world including who lives there and what their lives are like?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test your understanding of mental maps. Our assessment will ask you the basics of mental maps, the finer details of the technique, and one of the most infamous examples of mental maps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of this quiz are to see if you:

  • Recognize appropriate scenarios for using a mental map
  • What mental maps incorporate
  • Know the process of learning more about a particular region as it relates to mental mapping
  • Understand the Mercator projection map controversy

Skills Practiced

Here is a list of just some of the skills you'll practice when taking this short self-assessment quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mental maps lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about create a mental map in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mercator projection maps

Additional Learning

Whether you struggled with this quiz or you just want to learn more about mental maps, check out our Mental Maps in Geography lesson. In this lesson you'll learn things like:

  • The purpose of using mental maps
  • Problems with distorted mental maps
  • How cultural differences can influence the creation of mental maps
  • The Mercator projection map controversy