# Map Projections and Scale Quiz

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## 8 Questions

### What is the purpose of using a map projection?

To draw a map at a reduced scale

### Why is it impossible to draw a map of the school campus in its actual size?

Because a map drawn in actual size would be impractical and unwieldy

### What is the defining characteristic of a map?

Selective, symbolised, and generalised representation

### How are different features represented on a map?

Using symbols, colours, and shades

### Why are maps drawn at a reduced scale?

To ensure each point on the paper corresponds to the actual ground position

### What is the purpose of using symbols, colours, and shades in map representation?

To simplify the representation of different features

### Why is it impossible to draw a map of the school campus in its actual size?

Because each point on the paper would not correspond to the actual ground position

### What makes a map a selective, symbolised, and generalised representation?

Its simplified representation using symbols, colours, and shades

## Study Notes

### Importance of Map Projections

• The purpose of using a map projection is to represent the curved surface of the Earth on a flat surface.

### Limitations of Mapping

• It is impossible to draw a map of the school campus in its actual size because it would be impractical and unwieldy.

### Characteristics of Maps

• A map is defined as a selective, symbolized, and generalized representation of the real world.
• The defining characteristic of a map is that it is a representation of a larger area on a smaller scale.

### Representing Features on Maps

• Different features on a map are represented using various techniques, such as symbols, colours, and shades.

### Purpose of Symbols and Colours

• Symbols, colours, and shades are used in map representation to convey information about different features, making it easier to understand and interpret.

### Importance of Scale

• Maps are drawn at a reduced scale to make it possible to represent a large area in a smaller format, making it easier to comprehend and use.

Test your knowledge of map projections and scales with this quiz. Explore how maps are drawn at a reduced scale and how each point on the paper corresponds to the actual ground position. Understand the representation of different features of the earth's surface through map drawings.

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