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NCERT Solution for Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 - Maps

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NCERT Textbook Solutions are considered extremely helpful when preparing for your CBSE Class 6 Geography exam. TopperLearning study resources infuse profound knowledge, and our Textbook Solutions compiled by our subject experts are no different. Here you will find all the answers to the NCERT textbook questions of Chapter 4 - Maps.

All our solutions for Chapter 4 - Maps are prepared considering the latest CBSE syllabus, and they are amended from time to time. Our free NCERT Textbook Solutions for CBSE Class 6 Geography will strengthen your fundamentals in this chapter and can help you to score more marks in the examination. Refer to our Textbook Solutions any time, while doing your homework or while preparing for the exam.

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NCERT Solution for Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 - Maps Page/Excercise 28

Question 1

Answer the following questions briefly.

(a) What are the three components of a map?

(b) What are the four cardinal directions?

(c) What do you mean by the term 'the scale of the map'?

(d) How are maps more helpful than a globe?

(e) Distinguish between a map and a plan.

(f) Which map provides detailed information?

(g) How do symbols help in reading maps?

Solution 1

(a) The three components of a map are:

  • distance
  • direction
  • symbol.

(b) The four cardinal directions are:

  • North
  • West
  • South
  • East


(c) The scale of the map is defined as the ratio between the distance on the land to the distance on the map.

(d) Maps are more helpful than the globe because:

  • They can be used to study earth as a whole.
  • They help to study the details of the Earth minutely such as the physical and political features and various other information.

(e)

Map

Plan

It is a representation of earth’s surface or a part of it, on a sheet of paper.

It is a drawing of a small area on a large scale, on a sheet of paper.

It covers only the important features. This is because it has to cover large area, such as continents or countries.

It covers every detail of an area/place. This is because it has to cover small area, such as room, garden, etc.

It is drawn on a small scale.

It is drawn on a large scale.


(f) Large scale maps provide detailed information as they are drawn on huge sizes of paper, which gives it ample space to depict detailed information.

(g) Symbols help in reading the maps better in the following manner:

  • Since the actual shape and size of different features cannot be drawn on the map, they are represented by using certain connotations – colour, images, letters, etc.
  • This makes it easier to understand and interpret the map.
  • Since it does not include any language, it can be read by uneducated or less educated people too.

Question 2

Solution 2

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