Relief Map: Definition, History & Use


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Relief maps focus on which of the following?

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1. Which of the following is NOT used to visualize terrain in relief maps?

2. What is the name of scientists who are map specialists?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When most people think of maps, they think of maps that show political borders between countries. However, there are actually many different types of maps that show different kinds of information. One of these is the relief map, which this assessment will test you on. Some things you'll go over include the information included in relief maps and the ways in which they are created.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The focus of relief maps
  • How relief maps present information
  • Scientists who specialize in map-making
  • Creating relief maps through computer software

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall information that you went over in the lesson related to the characteristics and creation of relief maps
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand information related to relief maps, the ways in which they present information and the ways in which they are created
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of relief maps to answer the assessment questions on their characteristics, the people who make them, and related information

Additional Learning

To learn more about relief maps, review the corresponding lesson called Relief Map: Definition & Lesson. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of relief maps
  • What relief maps show
  • The history of relief maps
  • Making relief maps today