Chapter 4 – Maps

Last updated on September 8th, 2021 at 09:20 am

NCERT Class 6 geography chapter 4 question answers


Answer the following questions briefly.


What are the three components of a map?

Distance, Direction, and Symbol are the three components of a map.


What are the four cardinal directions?

North, south, east, and west are the four directions. They are known as cardinal points/directions.


What do you mean by the term ‘the scale of the map’?

The scale is defined as the ratio of the actual distance on the ground to the distance shown on the map.


How are maps more helpful than a globe?

When we want to study the earth as a whole, we can use a globe. However, when we only want to study a portion of the earth, maps are more useful because they can represent the entire earth’s surface or a portion of it.


Distinguish between a map and a plan.

A map is a representation or drawing of the earth’s surface or a portion of it drawn on a flat surface to scale, while A plan is a large-scale drawing of a small area. A large-scale map contains a lot of information.


Which map provides detailed information?

Large scale maps contain a lot of information.


How do symbols help in reading maps?

It is the map’s third most important component. It is not possible to draw the exact shape and size of various features such as buildings, roads, bridges, trees, railway lines, or a well on a map. As a result, they are represented by specific letters, shades, colours, pictures, and lines. These symbols convey a lot of information in a small amount of space. Maps can be drawn quickly and easily using these symbols, and they are easy to read.

Updated: 8 Sep 2021 — 9:20 am

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