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Identify terrain features on a map

Created by: Team Quinstreet
Posted : Thursday January 01, 1970

Station F – MAP READING – Point F-1

TASK: Identify terrain features on a map.

TEST CONDITIONS: During daylight, given a 1:50,000 scale military map.

TEST STANDARDS: Identify the five major and three minor terrain features on the map.

SOLDIER’S MANUAL CROSSWALK: This task is the same as in FM 21 26 and the same as STP 21 1 SMCT task number 071 329 1001.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR POINT: Pencils, 1:50,000 scale military map, clipboard, paper, stopwatch, field table, and FB Form 20 20.1 R.

SITE SETUP: On the map, circle one example of each major and minor terrain feature as listed on the score sheet. Randomly letter the circled terrain features A through H. Provide each candidate a map, pencil, and paper.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Say to the candidates–

“Let me have your attention. At this point you must identify five major and three minor terrain features on a 1:50,000 scale military map, without error, within eight minutes. You will receive a map with the terrain features circled and lettered. Letter your paper A through H, then write down the terrain feature that corresponds to each circled and lettered area on the map.”

If anyone has questions, repeat the instructions but do not elaborate on what you have read.

Pause five seconds and then say–


Allow the candidate to proceed for eight minutes and then say —


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