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1

Metes refers to _____ and bounds refers to ____?

Metes - distance (measured in FT)
Bounds - direction

2

Which government office assigns parcel ID numbers to land within a tax district?

A)
County clerk
B)
City commission
C)
Property appraiser
D)
Tax collector

C. property appaiser

3

Which direction describes a range?

A)
Diagonal
B)
Vertical
C)
Horizontal
D)
Square

vertical

The answer is vertical. Ranges are vertical (north-south) strips of land parallel to the principal meridian.

4

What term is used to describe fractional pieces of land less than a full quarter section located along the banks of lakes and streams?

A)
Check
B)
Government section
C)
Government lot
D)
Partial section

The answer is government lot. A government lot is composed of fractional pieces of land less than a full quarter section located along the banks of lakes and streams.

5

Which partial description describes a vertical strip of land six miles wide that touches where the principal meridian and base line intersect?

A)
Township 1 West
B)
Range 1 East
C)
Range 2 West
D)
Township 1 East

The answer is Range 1 East. Townships are north or south of the intersecting point; ranges are east or west of the intersecting point. Range 1 East is the first vertical strip of land east of the principal meridian and touches the intersecting point.

6

How many acres are in a parcel described as the SW¼ of the NE¼ of the SE¼?

A)
40
B)
5
C)
20
D)
10

10
The answer is 10. 640 ÷ 4 ÷ 4 ÷ 4 = 10 acres.

7

Which description BEST fits if one were to shade in sections 14, 15, 16, and 17 of a township?

A)
Vertical line
B)
Diagonal line
C)
Square
D)
Rectangle

rectangle

8


Which section is located directly south of section 1?

A)
16
B)
12
C)
2
D)
6

b. 12

9

A line pointed in the direction opposite North 20 degrees East is

A)
South 40 degrees East.
B)
South 20 degrees West.
C)
West 20 degrees South.
D)
North 20 degrees West.

Explanation
The answer is South 20 degrees West. The line opposite North 20 degrees East is South 20 degrees West. The number of degrees does not change, only the compass directions.

10

A property costs $34,848 per acre. What is the cost per square foot of the property?

A)
$0.50
B)
$0.75
C)
$0.35
D)
$0.80

d. 80 cents

The answer is $0.80. $34,848 ÷ 43,560 square feet in an acre = $0.80.

11

Which method of legal description is used in subdivisions and is contained in recorded plat maps?

A)
Lot and block
B)
Metes-and-bounds
C)
Government survey
D)
Monuments

lot and block
The answer is lot and block. The lot and block method is used for single-family dwellings located in developed subdivisions where plat maps have been recorded in the public records.

12

How many acres are in a parcel described as the SW¼ of the NE¼ and the SE¼ of the S½?

A)
5
B)
120
C)
2.5
D)
80

Explanation
The answer is 120. 640 ÷ 4 ÷ 4 = 40 acres; 640 ÷ 4 ÷ 2 = 80 acres; 40 + 80 = 120 acres.