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BLM Glossary for Survey and Mapping


Quiz Questions

1.The acronym for acquired is ______________.
ACQ
ACT
ACZ
2. The acronym for approved is _____________
APP
APPVD
APD
3.The acronym for authorization is _________________.
AUTH
AUTHZ
AUTZ
4.A unit of area measurement is __________________.
ACRE
ARCE
5.A process in USGS map production which shows boundary information which is available but not found on final topographic maps is called a ___________________.
Advance field completion
Adverse possession
6.A metric unit of area equal to 100 square meters is equal to ________________________.
ARE
AR
ARA
7.Man-made or man-induced changes in flow alignment of a river such as to leave an identifiable area of upland between the old and new channels is called an __________________________________.
Avulsion, artificial
Avulsion, cutoff
8.The acronym for balance is ______________________.
BAL
BL
9.The acronym for boundary is ______________________.
BDY
BDRS
10.BIFC is abbreviated as ____________________________.
Boise Interagent Fire Corporation
Boise Interagency Fire Center
11.The acronym for Bureau of Land Management is ______________.
BLM
BLM-M
12.The entire area drained by a main stream and its tributaries is called a ___________________.
BASIN
BATTURE
13.A mark made upon a tree trunk usually at about breast height is called a __________________________.
Hack
Scribe
Blaze
14.The acronym for cadastral is ____________________.
CD
CAD
15.The operation of measuring a distance on the earth, using a chain or tape is called ________________.
Chaining
Pacing
Walking
16.A hand held instrument used to measure vertical angles or the inclination of a slope is called ________________.
Clinometers
Abney Level
All the above
17.A line connecting any two points on an arc is called a ____________.
Chord
Tangent
18.A supplement or an addition to a will is called a codicil.
True
False
19.The right which a husband has in his wife’s estate at her death is a curative patent.
True
False
20.In mining, a surface opening in the ground intersecting a vein is called a _____________.
Cut
Hole
21.The acronym for donation claim is ______________________.
DC
D/C
D
22.The acronym for Double parallel distance is _______________.
DPD
DP
DD
23.An angle of difference is called ___________________.
Inclination
Declination
24.A document which transfers title to real property is a deed.
True
False
25.The angular difference from a straight line at an angle point in a traverse is called _______________.
Deflection angle
Inclined angle
26.The opinion of a judge besides the point of a case at issue before the court is a DICTA.
True
False
27.A slang term for a sketch showing the current progress and details of the field work of a cadastral survey is called a _________________.
Dirty sheet
Dike
Dictum
28.In mining, an underground passage driven horizontally along the course of a mineralized vein.
Shaft
Tunnel
Drift
29.ES is abbreviated as _____________________.
Exchange survey
Executive survey
30.Any tabular statement of the assigned places of a celestial body for regular intervals is called an encumbrance.
True
False
31.The relationship between two stationing values for the same point in route surveying is __________________.
Equation
Equals
32.The stopping of a person from asserting a claim by reason of his own previous representations which refute his new claim is ______________________.
ESTOPPEL
EX- OFFICIO
33.The securing of information by aerial photography or by visual observation from the air is aeronautical chart.
True
False
34.A geometrical condition in which the scale along one axis or reference plane is different from the scale along the other axis or plane is called an AFFINE.
True
False
35.Gravel, sand, silt, and clay sediments deposited by streams as a result of markedly decreased current velocity is called a ______________________.
Alluvium
Alkali flat
Bar
36.A term used in a generic sense to include various types of submerged or emergent embankments of sand and gravel built on the sea floor by waves and currents is called _______________.
Alluvium
Alkali flat
Bar
37.Ratio of airbase to width of flight coverage is a _____________________.
Base-Width ratio
Base-Height ratio
38.The area within the high-water lines of a stream or river is a ______________________.
Bed of stream
Beam compass
Beach
39.A large scale working chart on which hydrographic data (soundings, bottom characteristics, etc.) are plotted by survey parties.
Base map
Boat chart
Base chart
40.A point of land extending into the sea or a lake is called a _______________________.
Canyon
Cape
Canal
41.Sheet line is also called as ___________________.

Meridian
Equator
Neatline
Dirtyline
42.Negative engraving is the operation of making a negative by removing portions of a coating applied to a scale-stable medium.
True
False
43.A low and passable gap through a mountain barrier is called a _________________.
Tunnel
Pass
44.In arid and semi-arid regions, the gently sloping plain strewn with boulders that borders the mountains is called pediment.
True
False
45.The four armed base of a survey instrument which carries opposed leveling screws is a ________________.
Quadribrach
Quadripod
Quadrangle
46.RF is abbreviated as __________________.
Representative Friction
Representative Fraction
47.A narrow sand embankment, created by an excess of deposition at its seaward terminus, with the end away from the point of origin terminating in open water is a ____________________.
Sand dune
Sand spit
48.A collection of fallen disintegrated material which has formed a slope at the foot of a cliff is __________________.
Table mount
Templet
Talus
49.The part of the floor of the ocean which lies in the zone of wave action, and in which the bottom is repeatedly stirred and reworked by storm waves is an ________________.
UNDA
Underground mark
50.A mechanical analog of the rays to a photo image from two photographs is a _______________.
Zeiss parallelogram
X Parallax
Y Parallax