Understanding Distance, Direction & Scale


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In terms of map reading, what is direction?

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1. In terms of map reading, what is distance?

2. What is a scale on a map?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will help you to determine what you know about distance, direction and scale generalities. Quiz topics include map direction and distance, with regard to map reading.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study assessments to:

  • Understand a map's scale
  • Interpret the directions on a map in relation to a compass
  • Name the star that directs you northward

Skills Practiced

Practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on distance, direction and scale
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a map's scale and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as direction and distance on a map

Additional Learning

Delve deeper into this area of study via the lesson named Understanding Distance, Direction & Scale. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand how to read a map
  • Explain direction
  • Identify the scale of a map and know how to translate it properly