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1

A metes-and-bounds legal description
a. can be made only in areas excluded from the rectangular survey system.
b. is not acceptable in court in most jurisdictions.
c. must commence and finish at the same identifiable point.
d. is used to define areas omitted from recorded subdivision plats.

c. must commence and finish at the same identifiable point.

2

How many lots, each measuring 72.5 feet wide by 100 feet deep, could be made from a 2-acre parcel of land?
a. 6
b. 7
c. 12
d. 14

c. 12

3

A system of legal description that should NOT be used alone in a sale contract is the
a. informal reference
b. rectangular survey.
c. lot and block system.
d. metes-and-bounds system.

a. informal reference

4

All the following are true about a metes-and-bounds legal description EXCEPT
a. it is only used in states west of the Mississippi River.
b. the point of beginning must be an identifiable landmark or monument.
c. it will have a series of calls in relationship to monuments.
d. the final call must return to the point of beginning.

a. it is only used in states west of the Mississippi River.

5

A lot with a depth of 80 feet and an area of 4,800 square feet was sold for $350 per front foot. What was the total sales price?
a. $21,000
b. $28,000
c. $31,800
d. $35,000

a. $21,000

6

The method of describing land by degrees, feet, and monuments is known as the
a. angular system.
b. metes-and-bounds system.
c. rectangular survey system.
d. lots and blocks system.

b. metes-and-bounds system.