Hello Bo, Good Quiz, it would be nice if the quiz could be down loaded as a PDF file so copies could be made to hand out at scout meetings for the scouts to do. Note the method of tilting the compass to accomodate a non-level needle only works if the dip is less than about 20 degrees. 320 degrees 2. Locate a point in the distance that can be easily identified on the ground and on the map… That “northern”compass needle in the southern hemisphere would not be level because the extra south end weight would be on the wrong needle end since the field lines would dive toward the south pole. What is the distance between marker 8 and marker 10 ? Fill in the directions on this compass rose printout. So Tracy Millet’s comment about holding the compass to make the needle level makes no sense. While the needle will want to point North, the needle will also want to point up or down (the magnetic field is 3D) Compass manufacturers divide the world into 3-5 “Needle balance zones” and change the center of mass of the needle to compensate, so a compass needle remains more or less level within a zone. _______________ 5. And that is also true, Terry, but Bo Hunt asked about question #5, which was not about traveling on the ridges, but rather about a paddle trip. View PDF. to a meeting. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. If being outdoors and using a map and compass interest you, visit the Orienteering for the Young web site. It seems as the creek, from the lake starts out as a flood plain, and then has one small dip at the base of mountain “A.” Then it continues downstream past 2 more small dips, and into lake “E.”. What bearing a would you take to go from 8 to 10 ? Terry Hairston’s answer is correct. _______________ F. What marker is 320( and 1,600 feet from marker 7 ? Note that the magnetic variation for this map (Gosford 9131-2-S) is currently 11.5 degrees east. Good points by all – good refresher, downloadable .pdf would be excellent, definitely check the answer on number 16 – that sounds sort of silly to me. = E T ] k s � � � � m � � M O P y � � � � � � � � > ? Why is the answer to Q16 “it will not work”. If you’re below the equator I Northern Hemisphere compass would work your correct. This quiz is incomplete! Camping, Ground Rules, Magazine, Orienteering, Outdoors. Delete Quiz ... Because North and South are the two most important directions on the compass. For a compass to work properly, the compass needle must be free to rotate and align with the magnetic field. If you have been directed here directly from another site, we ask that you read our homepage before continuing Test. Phillip and Steve, you’re welcome to use the quiz within your troop meetings. Question 1 . Second, you lose more elevation than necessary, which must be regained. Explore Topock Gorge: a beginner paddler’s nirvana. Direction Arrow_____ C. Compass Needle____ D. Orienting Arrow_____ 2. Thanks, BTW, for the lack of N reference on the map. A compass’s magnetic needle responds to local magnetic field. Fourth, the distance of the path suggested in the “official” answer is certainly longer than the cross-country path. I can not think of an reason why is would not… There locations where the ‘normal’ compass can have problems such as the polar areas, but not Zambia. I googled “brunton compass south america” which gave a link to their instruction manual, wherein they ask customers to contact rhem for compasses best suited for areas in rhe southern hemisphere. Q16 is a good question from the point of view that it make the student think about how the compass really works……like “The compass doesn’t really point to the magnetic North pole but rather aligns itself with the magnetic flux in the area you are in”.. . The answer is correct. It has a few comprehension questions below the paragraph. Nonetheless, I liked the quiz and I would like see more like this. _______________ E. What marker is on Latitude 3704 ? Using the map and your compass and ruler lay out a course to go from marker 3 to marker 10 (there is no marker 5, skip marker 9). I looked carefully at the answer sheet for number 16 and did some poking around on the internet. http://starryskies.com/articles/dln/8-97/compass.html. Map reading is one of the fundamental skills of geography. When traveling cross-country, groups should stay together, and at least one member needs to be skilled at map/compass orienteering. Also, at 1000 feet (or meters) elevation, you might be in poison oak/ivy habitat, another factor to consider. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. If you are right, and good, you should hit the lake square on. Thought I would do better. A. Compass Housing___ B. Which way will you be facing when you finish this quiz? True. Easily add multiple stops, live traffic, road conditions, or satellite to your route. When you are in the field, the magnetic declination is 10 degrees east per the stated situation, so you must subtract that 10 degrees from the 90. the answer I gave is right. Aiming at a point on the creek gives a better target since you would have a good chance to run into the creek somewhere along its length. You always need to be sure that the needle is turning freely no matter where you use it. Yep… The contour lines/ intervals was where I should have been looking. More questions on the website and different option for answers (question7 for example). Test your knowledge of map reading and British geography with our quick map reading quiz. Is that possible? You wouldn’t get the scoring functionality, of course. This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. They are wrong in several respects. So you may find yourself either walking in water, which if deep or swift is dangerous, or following cliffs above the water,likely up and down. When you orient a map, what are you doing ? Step by step directions for your drive or walk. orient. Very disappointed again that I can not just get the answer with a brief explanation if necessary. Good point, John. When I try to print this out, I get the first page and then about 10 pages of replies, frustrating. Geography Skills . Everyone knows what happens when one assumes.. it doesn’t matter where you are in the world or what compass you use, you must hold it so the needle swings freely. While taking a bearing on E and following that bearing is technically correct, the question asks for the “safest” way to get to the lake. Note: An incorrect question on a camping quiz is no big deal; one wrong compass bearing, however, will get you lost! Can Scouters lawfully use material that appears in Scouting magazine? Compass - Provide a compass bearing to reach a given point and pace out the distance between two points: Quiz - 10 multiple-choice questions on identifying map symbols . The quiz will see whether you understand how to … SURVEY . You are going up hill water always goes down hill. Perhaps someone who knows copyright law can explain what “fair use” law will allow. Study the names of the parts. I personally recommend orienteering compasses for Scouts, as the tranparent base plate allows them to determine bearings from maps more easily than the lensatics. Ruler(s): Used with your map’s scale to determine distances. You may use material within Scouting magazine so long as it is NOT for commercial purposes. 2 is incorrect! The “official” answer has several problems. Edit. This is information that should be covered in the classroom. From where you are standing, move the stick up the tree and count how many lengths of the stick it takes to reach the top. Note, I am not sure if this would apply on a ship’s compass. How do I use my compass to hike into the woods a couple miles and then find my way back to my vehicle? [blank_start]GR 382964[blank_end] Directions & Compass Rose DRAFT. In the northern hemisphere, the magnetic field dips down into the Earth so the compass needle has a weight on the south end of the needle to keep the needle in the horizontal plane. Color the map, read compass directions, estimate distance, and read latitude and longitude. See what you know about compass roses using this quiz/worksheet combo. The best you can do is to tilt the compass so the needle swings freely. After leaving the lake at something under 1,000 feet you cross 3 more 50 foot contour lines thus putting you something over 150 feet higher in the smaller lake, so you paddled up stream. _______________ D What marker is on Longitude 411 ? The head of the ravine on the right along direction of travel provides a bearing check. Some questions may have more than one right answer. Humans walk in a circle without a compass (i.e. Do not remember much. A compass will point toward the North Pole and help you find your way. I agree. I carry/use a military lensatic because it is very durable and accurate, but also because I have carried it for work for so many years – it is what I have the most experience with. If you use a North American compass south of the Equator, one end of the needle will drag on the capsule. Q 16 , I cannot even figure out what your answer is and I question what I think you are saying. Question 16 is about dip and how to compensate for it. The Political Compass. Compass needles are balanced for the area they are to be used. Take a stick about 1 to 2 ft long and back up from the scout while holding the stick up until the stick seems to be as big as the scout. Part of teaching Scouts (and others) is getting them to learn how to solve problems with knowledge you are passing on or that they have already learned. Triangulate his position on a map? Follow directions and answer questions about a city map. Orient the map using a compass and/or by terrain association. Edit. Blow up this page to a larger size for a Teaching Tool � � � � f g i j ! The map shows what may be a relatively easy cross-country path to the destination lake that is both shorter and has considerably less uphill. “In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. TEST YOUR SCOUTING KNOWLEDGE WITH MORE QUIZZES AT SCOUTINGMAGAZINE.ORG/QUIZ. The rest of the questions were great. If you get your bearing correctly by orienting the map, then finding angle you would set your compass to 90 degrees. This statement applies to the printed magazine, but the web site surely has a similar restriction. What I did not mention was that it was a Silva Ranger . I’m going to use it with our new Venture Crew. 80 degrees Use the resection method to determine your location. The ring that floats in a good lensatic compass has quite a bit of play up and down, so maybe it doesn’t mind diving down, but you would think the Army would have mentioned it in their infinite wisdom – I don’t recall ever seeing that on ein the book. Which answer shows all of Direct course from B to E. The land is as flat as can be determined with 50 ft contour intervals for most of the distance. After that just stay on course and walk down hill to the lake. There is similar information on the REI website and other sites. This has been a great learning tool for me! Look at the picture of the baseplate or orienteering compass. Doesn’t a compass work anywhere in the world unless there is something causing a deviation? The missing information needed to make a good decision is terrain type. Great article. To be used with the Map Test Maps and Compass Test. Turning the map until the North (Magnetic North) declination on the map aligns with North on the compass. I’m a leader in troop 45 Crown Point, Ind. So I guess one must avoid getting too close to the poles. Okay, plausible explanations on the compass needle weighting, but I have never heard of that even with 21 years in the Army carrying a compass. Great Test. First getting to the river is not so easy; no straight line path is a good choice. "Compass Rose Introduction" explains that compass roses are usually on maps and what each of the four, main letters stand for. just print the answers and skip the online or at least get it to work. Guess sensitive instruments can be affected by many things. About This Quiz & Worksheet. There is a lot to assume with this map. 3 years ago. _1,310 - 1,320 ft._ D What marker is on Longitude 411 ? I won’t go into all of them but In the first place compasses are affected by declination and also by deviation. etc.BlackMan made objects, Schools, Trails, RoadsBrownContour Lines 4. You already have your answer from Suunto. Telling them “take a bearing and go directly to that point” isn’t incorrect, but it is shortchanging them on other tools they can use to navigate in all terrain and conditions. Army style lensatic compasses have thicker compartments compared to orienteering compasses. If you did not change the weight, the needle would not rotate freely, and hence would not work properly. Before taking the test: Please note that this isn’t a survey, and these aren’t questions. I loved this quiz. Not bad for 58 and not been around a map and compass in quite a few years. question 7 had 2 correct answer in written text but only one online. I don't have a map with me when I go out hunting, but I have my compass. page could not be found , finally found the answers. The only exception to this rule is if you have an overhanging cliff or cave where, if you drilled a hole straight down from the upper surface, you would intersect the earth’s surface at two elevations at the same X,Y coordinate. Map skills involve reading maps, using a compass and general navigation knowledge. In the slight chance I will ever need to use one down there, I will do some research. 248 degrees 3. I new knew there was a dot of paint to weight the South end of the neelde. Illustrations by Steve Sanford This is from the NOAA website. Steve, point taken – I agree. You can obtain these quadrants and use the quizzes provided, or portions thereof, or obtain different quadrants and make up similar questions. That is if you can see them. That’s simple enough… I thought that the point of the “v” or “U” directed the slope. Never too old to learn. Match the contour line drawing in the PHOTO column with the corresponding contour line image in the TOPO column. You might be good enough to go directly to the campsite, or you might not. Direction-of-travel arrow: Tells you which direction to point the compass when you’re taking or following a bearing. Great article – will use at Troop meeting. Tilting the compass is normal anywhere. What bearing a would you take to go from 8 to 10 ? __________________ B. One – I got a 95% and two – I think that a beginner or and experienced person will learn something. Played 331 times. Place a compass on the map and rotate the map until the compass printed on the map is aligned with magnetic north • How many stars are in Orion’s Belt? 1. Lots of interesting debate on needle weighting and where a compass will work. Ensure that they know the difference between a compass rose and the map key, plus other important concepts, so they can excel at geography. Photocopy and cut up the 18 questions on to card and place on each table. There would be a drop of 150 to 200 feet and our of vision. that is compass 101. also, the safest path from point b to e, according to the information given, is the one with the fewest apparent obstacles. � w+ ( l l l l l w+ ( ( l l �+ J J J l ( l ( l � J l � J J ( ( J l ` �x�� � � � J ~ �+ 0 �+ J r/ d � r/ J r/ ( J 4 l l J l l l l l w+ w+ 4 l l l �+ l l l l d � � ( ( ( ( ( ( ���� Maps and Compass Test 1. Children are taught about using a map mean is level and will float.! 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