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DIRECTION ON A MAP
1. On the compass rose below label the 4 cardinal points, the 12 ordinal points, and
the appropriate degrees for each point.
2. Answer the following question using the compass rose.
a) 90 from N is:
e) between N and NW is:
b) 45 from E is:
f) between S and NE is:
c) 180 from NE is:
g) between NE and SW is:
d) 45 from SW is:
h) between SW and NE is:
3. State the compass direction midway between the following points.
a) N and S:
d) SSW and WSW:
b) S and N:
e) N and SW:
c) SW and NW:
f) WSW and NNW:
4. Name the opposite direction for each of the following compass points
a) Southwest:
d) West:
b) North northwest:
e) North northeast:
c) East southeast:
f) South:
5. In what direction are you traveling when flying from:
a) Toronto to Montreal:
e) Saskatoon to Regina:
b) Vancouver to Victoria:
f) Regina to Winnipeg:
c) Victoria to Iqaluit:
g) St. John’s to Halifax:
d) Yellowknife to Victoria:
h) Sudbury to Thunder Bay:
6. Describe the location of each city within its province following the example given (ie.
VANCOUVER: Vancouver is located in the southwest corner of British Columbia).
a) Winnipeg:
b) Thunder Bay:
c) Edmonton:
d) St. John’s:
e) Regina:
7. Describe the location of each city using nearby features as a reference (ie. TORONTO:
Toronto is located on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario).
a) Hamilton:
b) Calgary:
c) Halifax:
d) Quebec:
e) Yellowknife:
f) Georgetown:
DIRECTION ON A MAP - answers
1. On the compass rose below label the 4 cardinal points, the 12 ordinal points, and
the appropriate degrees for each point.
2. Answer the following question using the compass rose.
a) 90 from N is: E
e) between N and NW is: NNE, NE,
ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW,
WSW, W, WNE
b) 45 from E is: SE
f) between S and NE is: SSW, SW,
WSW, W, WNW, NW, NNW, N, NNE
c) 180 from NE is: SW
g) between NE and SW is: ENE, E, ESE,
SE, SSE, S, SSW
d) 45 from SW is: W
h) between SW and NE is: WSW, W,
WNW, NW, NNW, N, NNE
3. State the compass direction midway between the following points.
a) N and S: E
d) SSW and WSW: SW
b) S and N: W
e) N and SW: ESE
c) SW and NW: W
f) WSW and NNW: WNW
4. Name the opposite direction for each of the following compass points
a) Southwest: NE
d) West: E
b) North northwest: SSE
e) North northeast: SSW
c) East southeast: WNW
f) South: N
5. In what direction are you traveling when flying from:
a) Toronto to Montreal: NE
e) Saskatoon to Regina: SSE
b) Vancouver to Victoria: SSW
f) Regina to Winnipeg: E
c) Victoria to Iqaluit: NE
g) St. John’s to Halifax: SW
d) Yellowknife to Victoria: SW
h) Sudbury to Thunder Bay: WNW
6. Describe the location of each city within its province following the example given (ie.
VANCOUVER: Vancouver is located in the southwest corner of British Columbia).
a) Winnipeg: SSE corner of Manitoba, NNE of Brandon
b) Thunder Bay: N of Lake Superior, SW Ontario, NW of Toronto
c) Edmonton: E Alberta (Central)
d) St. John’s: W coast of Newfoundland
e) Regina: SE Saskatchewan
7. Describe the location of each city using nearby features as a reference (ie. TORONTO:
Toronto is located on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario).
a) Hamilton: NW shore of Lake Ontario, SSW of Toronto
b) Calgary: SSW of Edmonton
c) Halifax: E coast of Nova Scotia, ESE of Moncton NB
d) Quebec:
e) Yellowknife:
f) Georgetown: NW of Toronto

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