# Map Reading Practice

- Posted by Brian Stocker
- Date September 29, 2020
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### Map Key

Each square labeled A to Z and A1 to A20, represent the corner of an intersection. The lines between the squares represent a city block. The intersections and city blocks fall

under 3 categories.

**Large blocks:** A, B,F, H, N, Q, R, U, W, Y, A3, A5, A7, A9,

A11, A14, A17, A19

**Small blocks:** C, D, E, I. J, L,M, O, P, S, T, V, X, A1, A4,

A10, Z, A12, A15, A16, A18, A20

**Mini blocks:** G, K, A2, A6, A8, A13

The time it takes to travel from one city block to another is:

**Large blocks**

In a car: 4 minutes

On a bike: 6 minutes

On foot: 10 minutes

**Small Blocks**

In a car: 3 minutes

On a bike: 5 minutes

On foot: 8 minutes

**Mini Blocks**

In a car: 2 minutes

On a bike: 4 minutes

On foot: 6 minutes

### Map Questions

**1. What is the shortest time it would take a woman to go from block A to S driving a car?**

a. 11 minutes

b. 7 and half minutes

c. 8 minutes

d. 10 minutes

**2. What is the shortest time it would take a man to go from A to S if he drove the first two blocks, then rode a**

**bike the rest of the way?**

a. 18 minutes

b. 16 minutes

c. 17 minutes

d. 15 minutes

**3. A student has to walk home from block U to R. What is the shortest time it would take him if he had to go**

**through block Q?**

a. 38 minutes

b. 32 minutes

c. 37 minutes

d. 29 minutes

**4. A police patrol car in block Y has to respond to a call in Block G. How fast can they get there if they are forced**

**by traffic to avoid Block S?**

a. 20 minutes

b. 19 minutes

c. 14 minutes

d. 17 minutes

**5. How fast would it take a man on bike to ride from block Z to block A7 if he had to spend two minutes and**

**half along the way fixing his bike?**

a. 22. 5 minutes

b. 22 minutes

c. 24.5 minutes

d. 24 minutes

### Answer Key

**1. D**

The shortest route would take a car through A – G – H – S, covering two large blocks and one mini block. This would take 10 minutes by car.

**2. B**

The shortest route from A to S is A – G – H – S, taking 6 minutes by car for the first 2 blocks and 10 minutes on foot for the last large block. Total time is 16 minutes.

**3. A**

The shortest route from U to R passing through Q is U – V – W – Q – R. Time to walk these blocks is 38 minutes. (A)

**4. C**

The shortest route from block Y to G, avoiding S, is Y – A1 – T – H – G. Time by car is 14 minutes.

**5. C**

The fastest route is Z – A2 – A4 – A6 – A8 – A7. Time by bike is 22 minutes, plus 2.5 minutes to fix the bike, for a total of

24.5 minutes.

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