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site. Turn right when you hit shore. c) Compute a bearing to an imagi- nary point on the shore that’s a few hundred yards to the right of the camp- site. Turn left when you hit shore. d) You are too far away from the camp- site to compute an accurate bearing.


8 You are standing at Point C on the Pikitigushi Lake map. Describe the topography immediately to the east: a) Steep hill b) Gently rolling terrain c) Flat terrain


9 Compass required: You are stand- ing on the hill at Point C. What is the true bearing to A? a) 160 degrees b) 320 degrees c) Northwest d) 60 degrees


10 You’re unsure exactly where you are on the Pikitigushi Lake map. But you can clearly see hills A and B. You shoot a compass bearing to each hill. The magnetic compass bearing to A is 320 degrees. The magnetic bearing to B is 346 degrees. Magnetic declination equals zero degrees. Where are you? a) Point C b) Point D c) Point E


11 You are following the 1,000-foot contour line on the Pikitigushi Lake map. You are walking: a) Uphill (gaining elevation) b) Downhill (losing elevation) c) On the level


12 What is the back bearing (reverse bearing) of 100 degrees? a) 280 degrees


b) 80 degrees c) 260 degrees d) 290 degrees


13 Your troop is planning a back- packing trip in a rugged national park. Which topographic map would provide the most detail for hiking? a) A map with a scale of 1:100,000 b) A map with a scale of 1:62,500 c) A map with a scale of 1:24,000


14 The contour interval on Map A is 10 meters. It is 10 feet on Map B. Which map probably provides more detail about the topography? a) Map A b) Map B


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