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World map: Quiz


Question 1: A world map is a map of the surface of the ________, which may be made using any of a number of different map projections.

Question 2: The most important purpose of the political map is to show territorial borders; the purpose of the physical map is to show features of ________ such as mountains, soil type or land use.
Human geographyCartographyPhysical geographyGeography

Question 3: Maps that depict the surface of the Earth use a projection, a way of translating the three-dimensional real surface of the ________ to a two-dimensional picture.
Physical geodesyGeoidWorld Geodetic SystemGeodesy

Question 4: Maps of the world are often either ________ or physical.
PoliticsPolitical partyPolitical philosophyIdeology

Question 5: Perhaps the best-known world-map projection is the ________, originally designed as a form of nautical chart.
Rhumb lineMercator projectionEdward Wright (mathematician)Gall–Peters projection


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