Quiz: How much do you know about the basics of map reading?
How much do you know about the basics of map reading?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

Whether the map is of your local area or of the world, most of the basics are the same. If you remember those basics, we challenge you to dig deep into your memory and see how much you really remember.

Oh, hear us out, because we're going to rag a bit on millennials. Yup, the generation that practically grew up with Google Maps can't read a map. So, if the zombie apocalypse ever really does come, and you all need to get to the safe zone, you're in trouble.

Map reading skills are actually important. Rather than watching a little arrow move along a line with a voice telling you to turn left in 1,000 feet, map reading gives you a micro view of the world in which you live. Just like you learned to read a map or a globe in World Geography class that gave you a sense of where things are in the world, learning to read a map of your local area can help you do more than turn right at the McDonald's and then left at the Dunkin Donuts. Of course, if that's the way you want to get around, who are we to tell you you're wrong?

Let's get started.

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