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Chapter 1, Part II - Shape of The Earth - Isolines - Test Review

Instructions:  Click on the button to see if your answer is correct or not.  I recommend keeping track of how many you get correct on your first try.  You might need your reference tables for this... look in the back of your book, starting on page 245.

Use the contour map below to answer questions 1 through 14.  Points A, B, C, D, and E represent specific locations on the map shown by the closest dot.  Location F represents the value of the contour line that it is on, where a contour value was supposed to be if you follow the normal rules, but was omitted for use as a question below.

  1. What is the contour interval of this map?

      20 meters

      10 meters

      33 meters

      66 meters

     

  2. What is the elevation of location A?

      79 meters

      80 meters

      81 meters

      70 meters

     

  3. What is the elevation of location B?

      110 meters

      120 meters

      130 meters

      140 meters

     

  4. What is the lowest possible elevation of location D?

      130 meters

      131 meters

      135 meters

      140 meters

     

  5. What is the highest possible elevation of location D?

      130 meters

      139 meters

      140 meters

      141 meters

     

  6. What is a possible elevation of location C?

      150 meters

      160 meters

      156 meters

      166 meters

     

  7. What is the elevation of the contour line represented by the letter F?

      120 meters

      130 meters

      140 meters

      150 meters

     

  8. What is the highest possible elevation of location E, if the value of contour line F was 140 meters?

      130 meters

      131 meters

      120 meters

      129 meters

     

  9. What is the lowest possible elevation of location E, if the value of contour line F was 140 meters?

      120 meters

      121 meters

      119 meters

      131 meters

     

  10. What is the distance between location A and location B?

      10 km

      11 km

      6 km

      12 km

     

  11. What is the gradient between location A and location B?

      10.0 m/km

      0.1 m/km

      50.0 m/km

      5.0 m/km

     

  12. What is a possible elevation of the top of Flat Lake?

      150 meters

      160 meters

      153 meters

      163 meters

     

  13. Which way is Raging River flowing?

      towards the North.

      towards the South.

      towards the East.

      towards the West.

     

  14. What is the field value on this map?

      height

      elevation

      temperature

      barometric pressure

    Base your answers to questions 15 through 20 on the topographic map below. Points A, B, C, D, E, F, X, and Y are locations on the map. Elevation is measured in feet.

  15. What is the contour interval for this map?

      200 ft

     100 ft

      50 ft

      20 ft

     

  16. Which locations have the greatest difference in elevation?

      A and D

      B and X  

      E and Y

      C and F

     

  17. Between points C and D, Rush Creek flows toward the

      north

      south

      east

      west

     

  18. The gradient between points A and B is closest to

      20 ft/mi

     40 ft/mi

      80 ft/mi

      200 ft/mi

     

  19. Which diagram best represents the profile along a straight line between points X and Y?

                    

                   

     

  20. What is the approximate length of the portion of Rush Creek shown on this map?

      10 mi

      15 mi

      20 mi

      100 mi

     

  21. A stream in New York State begins at a location 350 meters above sea level and flows into a swamp 225 meters above sea level. The length of the stream is 50 kilometers. What is the gradient of the stream?
      4.5 m/km

      7 m/km

      2.5 m/km

      40 m/km

     

  22. Which equation can be used to correctly calculate the air-pressure gradient between two locations?

     

         

     

     

     

  23. What is the field value for isobars?

      elevation

      precipitation

      temperature

      atmospheric pressure

     

  24. In the diagram below, the thermometer held 2 meters above the floor shows a temperature of 40C. The thermometer on the floor shows a temperature of 24C. 

    What is the temperature gradient between the two thermometers?

      13 C/m

      20 C/m

      12 C/m

      8 C/m

    Use the contour map below to answer questions 25 through 29.  The letters A, B, C, D, and E represent locations on the map.

  25. What is the highest possible elevation on this map?

      60 meters

      61 meters

      70 meters

      79 meters

     

  26. What is the contour interval on this map?

      10 meters

      20 meters

      40 meters

      60 meters

     

  27. What is the elevation at location A?

      20 meters

      10 meters

      0 meters

      -20 meters

     

  28. Which location is at sea level?

      A

      B

      C

      D

     

  29. Which two locations have the same elevation?

      A and B

      A and E

      B and D

      C and D

     

  30. Which of the following is the most correct statement referring to a river?

      Upstream means up hill, downstream means down hill, and a river flows from downstream to upstream.

      Downstream means up hill, upstream means down hill, and a river flows from downstream to upstream.

      Upstream means up hill, downstream means down hill, and a river flows from upstream to downstream.

      Downstream means up hill, upstream means down hill, and a river flows from upstream to downstream.

    Base your answers to questions 31 through 35 on your knowledge of earth science and on the diagram below which represents the elevation data for a certain landscape region. Points A, B, C, and D are specific locations on the surface of this landscape.

  31. If the symbol in the diagrams below indicates the possible location of a lake, which diagram best represents where a lake would most likely be located on this landscape?

                   

                   

     

  32. Which diagram best represents the location of the isolines for the elevation field of this landscape?

                              

                   

     

  33. Determine the location of the highest landscape feature in the elevation field. This landscape feature is found in which region of the elevation field?

      southwest

      southeast

      northwest

      northeast

     

  34. Which graph best represents the elevation profile along a straight line from point A to point B?

                    

                   

     

  35. The steepest slopes in this landscape are located along a straight line between points

      A and C

      B and C

      B and D

      D and C

     

  36. The diagram below is a three-dimensional model of a landscape region.

    Which map view best represents the topography of this region?

                    

                   

    Use the map below to answer questions 37 through 49.  Letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G are locations on the map.

  37. Which point is directly north of location D?

      A

      B

      F

      G

     

  38. Which picture best matches the profile from point C to point E?

                    

                   

     

  39. Which side of this landscape has the steepest side?
      The East

      The South

      The West

      The North

     

  40. What is the lowest possible elevation of location D?
      2,074 meters

      2,050 meters

      2,051 meters

      2,075 meters

     

  41. What is the gradient between locations A and E?
      9.5 m/km

     3.6 m/km

      1.7 m/km

      9.5 km

     

  42. What is the highest possible elevation of location F?
      2,124 meters

      2,101 meters

      2,125 meters

      2,100 meters

     

  43. What is the elevation of location G?
      2,000 meters

      2,075 meters

      2,125 meters

      2,100 meters

     

  44. What is the highest possible elevation of location D?
      2,050 meters

      2,075 meters

      2,074 meters

      2,051 meters

     

  45. What is the lowest possible elevation for location F?
      2,101 meters

      2,100 meters

      2,124 meters

      2,125 meters

     

  46. What is the contour interval for this map?
      33 meters

      20 meters

      100 meters

      25 meters

     

  47. The contour map above is likely to be a map of all of the following choices except for one. Which one can NOT be the land feature that this map represents?
      A volcano

      A mountain

      A meteor crater

      A sink hole

     

  48. Which point has exactly the same elevation as location E?
      A

      B

      C

      D

     

  49. What is the distance between locations A and C?
      9.5 kilometers

      4.5 kilometers

      8.0 kilometers

      6.7 kilometers

     

  50. Which of the following is an example of a contour map that contains depression contour lines?

                    

                   

     

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