1.
Contour lines:
A.
are found on planimetric maps.
B.
indicate the elevation of the terrain directly under the lines.
C.
are black.
D.
are intended to accentuate the perimeter of features.


2.
Which of the “north” arrows on a USGS topographic map points toward the North Pole?
A.
grid north
B.
north declination
C.
true north
D.
magnetic north


3.
What is magnetic declination?
A.
distance magnetic north moves annually
B.
the difference between true north and grid north
C.
the difference between true north and magnetic north
D.
the difference between magnetic north and grid north


4.
In what direction does the direction-of-travel arrow on a compass point?
A.
north
B.
south
C.
the direction you are traveling
D.
none of the above


5.
What is the difference between an azimuth and a back azimuth?
A.
They are the same.
B.
They 90 degrees apart.
C.
They are 180 degrees apart.
D.
They are 270 degrees apart.


6.
Calculate the magnetic bearing from a true bearing of 180 degrees obtained from a map with a declination of 8 degrees east.
A.
188 degrees
B.
172 degrees
C.
cannot be solvedneed more information
D.
2 degrees


7.
You have traveled 200 meters on a bearing of 0 degrees then 400 meters on a bearing of 90 degrees. You have no map. Can you get back? What course would you take to return to your starting point?
A.
Yes; 180 degrees for 200 meters then 90 degrees for 400 meters
B.
Yes; 270 degrees for 200 meters then 180 degrees for 400 meters
C.
No; it cannot be done without a map.
D.
Yes; 270 degrees for 400 meters then 180 degrees for 200 meters


8.
An advantage of GPS units is:
A.
their line-of-sight reception from satellites
B.
their ability to reliably substitute for map and compass
C.
their modest battery life
D.
their ability to accurately ascertain and track locations


9.
In order to determine distances on a topographic map, you would use the ____________________ located at the bottom of the map.
A.
contour interval
B.
bar scale
C.
agonic line
D.
parallel of latitude


10.
The preferred maps used by most ground search and rescue teams are:
A.
planimetric maps
B.
pictoral relief maps
C.
topographical maps
D.
street maps


11.
The direction-of-travel arrow located on a compass:
A.
tells the user which direction the compass should point.
B.
indicates which way is true north instead of magnetic north.
C.
points in the direction of travel when the compass is oriented.
D.
tells the user how to orient the compass as an orienting line.


12.
An imaginary line on the Earth's surface connecting points where the magnetic declination is zero as of a given date is a:
A.
contour line.
B.
declination line.
C.
agonic line.
D.
grid north line.


13.
Map scale indicates:
A.
the ratio or proportion of the horizontal distance on the map to the corresponding horizontal distance on the ground.
B.
the distance in height between one contour line and the one next to it.
C.
the actual size of the map.
D.
the elevation above sea level.


14.
The brown lines on a woodland topography map illustrate:
A.
roads and highways.
B.
bodies of water.
C.
contour interval.
D.
updated areas of urban sprawl.


15.
On a 1:24,000 scale map, one inch equals _________ feet.
A.
5280
B.
1500
C.
2000
D.
2400


16.
In order to correct magnetic WEST declination when converting from a compass to a map, you must:
A.
subtract declination.
B.
add declination.
C.
add from the agonic line.
D.
neither add nor subtract for declination because declination will not affect the compass user.


17.
The declination diagram on the map that you are using indicates there is a magnetic declination of 9° west. You follow a compass heading of 355° (magnetic) to travel from a church to a distant peak. Arriving at the peak, you notice that there are many similar peaks in the area and you want to determine which one on the map you are on.
     In order to use the compass as a protractor, you must know your proper heading on the map from the church (starting point). You draw a line on the map that indicates the route that you just traveled. What would your compass bearing be on the map?
A.
355°
B.
C.
346°
D.
343°


18.
You are hiking through a wooded area on a 24° magnetic bearing and there is a large obstruction in your path. In order to get around the obstruction, you turn right 90°. Your new compass bearing would be ________. You travel this heading approximately 100 feet; you would then turn ___________ for a compass heading of ______ until you could pass the obstruction. Once you have passed the obstruction, you would turn _______ 90° and walk _______ feet before turning right with a compass bearing of 24° magnetic and continue on your original direction of travel.
A.
294°, right, 24°, right, 100
B.
114°, right, 24°, right, 100
C.
114°, left, 24°, left, 100
D.
294°, left, 204°, right, 100


19.
A space-based radio-navigation system consisting of satellites and a network of ground stations used for monitoring and control is called:
A.
UTM.
B.
GPS.
C.
SMDRT.
D.
UMS.


20.
Contours have certain general characteristics; these are not rules but guidelines that may be helpful in answering the following question. Contour lines that are close together indicate:
A.
valleys.
B.
steep terrain.
C.
saddles.
D.
streams.


21.
Contours have certain general characteristics; these are not rules but guidelines that may be helpful in answering the following question. Lines that have a “V” shape indicate:
A.
steep terrain.
B.
stream beds and narrow ridges.
C.
saddles.
D.
open space areas.


22.
Contours have certain general characteristics; these are not rules but guidelines that may be helpful in answering the following question. What do hatchures on contour lines indicate?
A.
hills
B.
mesa
C.
depressions
D.
flat terrain


23.
Contours have certain general characteristics; these are not rules but guidelines that may be helpful in answering the following question. A mile equals ________ feet.
A.
3258
B.
5280
C.
2580
D.
5820


24.
Contours have certain general characteristics; these are not rules but guidelines that may be helpful in answering the following question. The back azimuth of a course heading of 275° is:
A.
75°.
B.
85°.
C.
95°.
D.
105°.


Reference: Topography Map

25.
The approximate elevation at Point A is:
A.
840-860 feet.
B.
740-760 feet.
C.
800-900 feet.
D.
820-840 feet.


Reference: Topography Map

26.
The approximate elevation at Point B is:
A.
880-900 feet.
B.
840-860 feet.
C.
920-940 feet.
D.
860-880 feet.


Reference: Topography Map

27.
The approximate elevation at Point C is:
A.
880-900 feet.
B.
900-920 feet.
C.
920-960 feet.
D.
860-880 feet.


Reference: Topography Map

28.
The approximate elevation at Point D is:
A.
840-860 feet.
B.
760-780 feet.
C.
820-840 feet.
D.
800-820 feet.


Reference: Topography Map

29.
The approximate elevation at Point E is:
A.
880-900 feet.
B.
860-880 feet.
C.
900-920 feet.
D.
920-940 feet.


Reference: Topography Map

30.
The intermittent “blue” line with dashes illustrates:
A.
road/trail.
B.
pipeline.
C.
seasonal stream.
D.
contour line.


Reference: Topography Map

31.
The contour interval on the topography map above is:
A.
60 feet.
B.
40 feet.
C.
20 feet.
D.
30 feet.


32.
A back azimuth is calculated by adding 180° to the azimuth when it is ______ than 180°, or by subtracting 180° if the azimuth is _____ than 180°.
A.
more, less
B.
less, more
C.
equal, less
D.
equal, more


33.
A unit of linear measurement equal to the length of a step or stride is called:
A.
slope.
B.
pace.
C.
angle.
D.
meridian.


34.
If you travel on a course heading on Leg 1 at 29° for 50 paces; then Leg 2 at 263° for 63 paces; and then Leg 3 at 10° for 90 paces, what would your return heading and paces be for each leg?
A.
190°/90 paces, 83° /63 paces, 209°/50 paces
B.
190°/63 paces, 83°/90 paces, 209°/50 paces
C.
83°/ 90 paces, 190°/63 paces, 209°/50 paces
D.
209°/90 paces, 190°/63 paces, 83°/50 paces


35.
The geographic coordinate system (latitude/longitude) uses a grid system that covers the entire globe. Which way do parallels run?
A.
east-west
B.
west-north
C.
north-south
D.
south-east



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