Map Quiz for Beginners
DIFFICULTY RATING: BEGINNER (For the younger or novice navigator ...)
If you are stuck at home right now and missing the great outdoors, have a go at our map-based quiz and test your knowledge on map features, map reading and more. Good luck!
Answer sheet available as a PDF from the link below
- HARVEY Maps mark Munros on the Scottish maps with bold red writing - what is a Munro?
- If you have been to the top of a hill in the UK you may have seen a square or sometimes round concrete pillar. What were they for?
- How are the pillars in question 2 above marked on a map?
- Contour lines show two things, the steepness of the ground and which direction a slope faces. On various maps they represent a different interval - 5, 10 or 15 metres of height between them but where is the height measured from?
- What is the symbol on an Ordnance Survey map used to indicate one of these?
- Can you tell the difference between a place of worship with a spire, minaret or dome on it from a place of worship with a tower on it?
- Why do you think having a date on a map is important?
- Look at any piece of a HARVEY Map with grid squares on it. On the ground how far is it straight across a square - not diagonally?
- Which is referred to as the "small scale map" and which is the "large scale map"? HARVEY 1:40,000 scale and HARVEY 1:25,000 scale?
- Where on earth would you be if you could walk 1km north followed by 1km east then 1km south and end up back where you started?