Be a World Map Detective

Any Cultural Detective requires an open mind and critical thinking. A good detective should also be able to recognize the inherent strengths and biases of everyday tools (such as world maps), and be able to use those tools in multiple ways. The following quiz will help you develop these abilities.

After you answer a question, the site will show you how you scored. Partial credit is not given. Correct answers will appear in green. "Feedback" will provide you a bit of information on each of the maps.

After you view the answers, scroll down to view your next map and set of questions.

Remember, your goal is to think and enjoy. Look for clues and practice your detective skills. You can go to the url listed under "feedback" to obtain more information or see larger map views.

We hope you'll enjoy!

From Dianne Hofner Saphiere and your colleagues at