Maps help us find places when we travel. They show us how many miles one place is from another place. They show how land areas look from above.
Markings on a map stand for real things in the world. Many maps have a tool called a key. The key tells us what the markings mean. For example, blue lines might show rivers.
Most maps have a tool called a compass rose. This tool shows a map’s directions: north, east, south, and west.
Reading a map may seem difficult. But a map’s tools make it easier to use.
What is the passage mostly about?
According to the passage, a map’s key is __________.
According to the passage, what is one thing a compass rose shows?
What is the author’s purpose for writing the passage?
Which of the following would you find a symbol for on a compass rose?