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QUIZ 1

[Questions 1 and 2 are based on Lab Exercise #1: Contour Exercises.]


According to the Prospect Hill contour map in Figure 1.7, the land surface could be

a. a hill.
b. two valleys with a hill in the middle.
c. two hills with a lower area between them. Correct
d. two closed depressions with a flat-topped plateau in the middle.
Question 2
Correct

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In Figure 1.7, what is the elevation of the mine (locate the mining symbol) on Prospect Hill?

a. 100 feet
b. 120 feet
c. 140 feet Correct
d. 150 feet

Question 3
Correct

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[Question 3 is based on Lab Exercise #2: Topographic Profiles.]
What answer below represents the profile in Figure 1.9a between point A and point A1?Fig 1.8 q03

a. (A)
b. (B)
c. (C) Correct
d. (D)

Question 4
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For questions 4 and 5, you will want to refer to information found in the Scale Conversion section of this
lesson. Round your answers to the nearest hundredth decimal place.
On a 1:125,000-scale map, one inch represents what distance on the ground?
a. 1,250 feet
b. 1,970 km
c. 1.97 miles Correct
d. 1.25 miles

Question 5
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A mile on the ground would be what distance (in inches) on a 1:50,000 scale topographic map?

a. 0.79 inches
b. 1.26 inches Correct
c. 1.05 inches
d. 5,000 inches

Question 6
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Questions 6 through 28 are based on the topographic map of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park,
California, and the USGS Topographic Map Symbols pamphlet (both found in the lab kit).

What is the general location of this map area in the state of California?

a. east central California Correct


b. north west California
c. north east California
d. south central California

Question 7
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Using the USGS Topographic Map Symbols pamphlet in the laboratory kit, what type of lake is Starr King
Lake on the USGS Yosemite Valley topographic map?
a. annual lake
b. perennial lake Correct
c. intermittent lake
d. dry lake

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Incorrect
Mark 0.00 out of 1.00

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What parallel marks the northern limit of the topographic quadrangle map?

a. 119 45' N
b. 119 29' 10" N Correct
c. 37 42' N
d. 37 47' 05" N

Question 9

What meridian is the eastern limit of the topographic quadrangle map?


a. 119 45' E
b. 119 29' 10" W Correct
c. 37 42' W
d. 37 47' 05" E
e. 20.5 west

Question 10
What is the magnetic declination of the topographic quadrangle map?

a. 10.5 east
b. 15.5 west
c. 17.5 east Correct
d. 20.5 west

Question 11
In what year was the magnetic declination measured?
a. 1927
b. 1955
c. 1958 Correct
d. 1970

Question 12
This topographic quadrangle map was compiled from aerial photographs taken in
a. 1927.
b. 1955. Correct
c. 1958.
d. 1970.

Question 13
What is the fractional scale of the topographic map?
a. 1/12,000
b. 1/24,000 Correct
c. 1/62,500
d. 1/250,000

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How can the ratio scale of this map be expressed as a verbal scale?
a. 1 inch = 1,000 feet
b. 1 inch = 2,000 feet Correct
c. 1 inch = 1 mile
d. 1 inch = 4 miles
Question 15
Using the bar scale provided in the map margin, measure the length of the southern boundary of the
topographic map from El Portal to Merced Peak. The distance in miles is about
a. 5 miles.
b. 9 miles.
c. 14.5 miles. Correct
d. 18.5 miles.

Question 16
Why are there so many curves and switchbacks in the Glacier Point Road?

a. The slope is relatively flat and the curves give people more time to look at the scenery.
b. The slope is steep and the curves force traffic to move at a slower pace.
c. The slope is steep and the curves make the road safer and easier to drive. Correct
d. The curves keep vehicles from the edges of the cliffs.

Question 17
What direction does the Merced River flow through the valley floor from Sentinel bridge to El Capitan
Bridge?
a. southwest Correct
b. northeast
c. southeast
d. northwest

Question 18
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Starr Lake drains in which direction?
a. northwest
b. northeast
c. southwest
d. southeast Correct

Question 19

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Which of the following areas of Yosemite Valley appears to be the steepest?

a. Inspiration Point
b. Rockslides
c. Ribbon Meadow
d. Middle Brother Correct

Question 20
Identify the section, township, and range for Elephant Rock.

a. Sec. 36, T.2S, R20E Correct


b. Sec. 35, T.2S, R21E
c. Sec. 2, T.3S, R20E
d. Sec. 2, T.3S, R21E

Question 21
What is the contour interval of the USGS topographic map of Yosemite Valley in your lab kit?
a. 20 feet
b. 40 feet Correct
c. 100 feet
d. 200 feet

Question 22
If you were a casual recreational hiker with young children, which of the following trails would be least
strenuous for a leisurely family outing?
a. Merced Lake Trail
b. Mirror Lake Loop Trail.
c. Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows Trail
d. El Capitan Trail Correct

Question 23
What mountain, peak or dome has the highest elevation point on the topographic map?

a. Half Dome
b. Clouds Rest Correct
c. Basket Dome
d. Sentinel Dome
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Correct

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What is the elevation of the lowest point benchmark BM on the topographic quadrangle?

a. 3,182 feet above sea level


b. 3,227 feet above sea level Correct
c. 3,419 feet above sea level
d. 3,438 feet above sea level

Question 25
What is the total relief within the topographic quadrangle map?
a. 5,615 feet
b. 6,018 feet
c. 6,507 feet
d. 6,699 feet Correct

Question 26
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The approximate shortest road miles distance from Yosemite Lodge to Mirror Lake is _______________
miles. (Use your ruler or protractor to measure and calculate the approximate distance in miles.
Remember 1 inch equals 2,000 feet.)
a. 1 mile
b. 3 miles Correct
c. 5 miles
d. 6 miles

Question 27
How long is the Wawona Tunnel just north of Inspiration Point on Wawona Road?

a. 3850 feet
b. 4250 feet Correct
c. 4600 feet
d. 4800 feet

Question 28
What is the quadrant bearing from the first L in Lost Lake to the Q in Quarter Domes near the east
end of Yosemite Valley topographic map?
a. 35
b. N35E Correct
c. 45
d. S45E
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Correct

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Questions 29 and 30 refer to The Geological Story of Yosemite Valley, which can be found on the back
of the USGS Yosemite Valley topographic map.
What type of rock did the glaciers and Merced River excavate to form Yosemite Valley?
a. granite Correct
b. sandstone
c. shale
d. quartzite
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Correct

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What is the shape of the Yosemite Valley, which is typical of glaciated valleys?

a. V shape
b. U shape Correct
c. W shape
d. S shape