Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps


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A topographical map focuses on:

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1. If you hate having neighbors which type of map can help you figure out the best place to live?

2. If you need to know the capital of Brazil, which type of map should you turn to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your knowledge of different types of maps. To pass the quiz you will need to be familiar with the definitions of various types of maps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on the definitions and characteristics of different kinds of maps, including:

  • Topographical
  • Weather
  • Population
  • World
  • Political

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on maps
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of maps
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as political maps and topographical maps

Additional Learning

To learn more about maps, review the accompanying lesson on Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify which kind of map includes the height of man-made structures, like the wall of China or the Hoover Dam
  • Learn the type of map that often differentiates map points with bright colors
  • Understand which map uses small geometric shapes to signify information