What is a Political Map?


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This feature of a political map shows how far one place is from another.

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1. This feature on a political map shows what various symbols on the map represent.

2. What is a book of maps called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A political map is one specific type of map that shows current political borders between countries. This assessment will go over the basic characteristics of political maps. The questions will test you on specific information found in the attached lesson, such as the purpose and orientation of political maps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • The features of political maps
  • Symbols used in political maps
  • Books of maps
  • Political map orientation
  • Different types of maps

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the basic information from the lesson on the definition and characteristics of political maps
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the features of political maps and how they tend to portray the information contained in the map
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of political maps to identify some of their key features and related terms

Additional Learning

To learn more about political maps, review the corresponding lesson called What is a Political Map? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of a political map
  • How to read a political map
  • Features of a political map
  • Ways in which political maps are presented