Contour Line Quiz
Contour Map Quiz
Match the contour line drawing in the PHOTO column with the corresponding contour line image in the TOPO column. See the bottom of the page for answers to contour map quiz.
Hint #1: The Arrow in the TOPO images point downhill.
Hint #2: Don't get frustrated with the answers. A couple are very similar.
The contour map below uses a 1:4,800 scale. Notice the shaded relief to improve the map. Using what you've learned about contour lines and topographic maps, figure out which photo goes with the map.
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3 - gradual, consistent slope
5 (or 8) - draw or valley with stream
13 (or 4) - cliff face
12 - hill with ridge
9 - spurs on a mountainside
10 - a depression
4 (or 13)
7 - Steeper slope high, gradual low
1 - consistent slope
2 - gradual slope high, steeper low
11 - a saddle between two hills
8 (or 5)
6 - simple round hill
The contour lines are very close together, indicating an extremely steep slope that rises from 4500 feet to 5100 feet - that is about 2 football fields standing on end.
A perfect bulls-eye shape is created, indicating a circular mountain.
The open center circle inside the 5100 contour line indicates that the top of the mountain is a flat plateau.
This topgraphic map is of Devil's Tower which is the photo in the lower left.
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