NCERT Book Solutions Class 6 Chapter 4
A map is a sort of a plot or a guide that is used for direction. A map is used to predict and figure out where things are located. It helps us to understand the complications of our large sized Earth in an easy way. In this chapter, you will get to learn about three types of maps such as Physical Maps, Political Maps and Thematic Maps. Three components of Maps are – distance, symbol and direction. The NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science Geography Chapter 4 provided here is comprehensive and follows the latest syllabus of the CBSE Board. The solutions are solved systematically by experts.
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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 – Maps
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?
(a) The three components of the map are – distance, direction and symbol.
(b) The four cardinal directions are – North, South, East and West.
(c) The scale of the map is the ratio between the actual distance on the ground and the distance shown on the map. There are two types of a map based on scale – Large scale map and small scale map.
(d) A map is a representation or a drawing of the earth’s surface or a part of it drawn on a flat surface according to a scale. It is impossible to flatten a round shape and scale it. Therefore, maps are more helpful than a globe.
(e) The difference between a map and a plan is given below:
|A map is a representation or a drawing of the earth’s surface or a part of it drawn on a flat surface according to a scale.||A plan is a drawing of a small area on a large scale.|
|Maps give detailed information about a larger portion of the earth||A Plan gives confined information about a certain small area.|
(f) Large scale maps give detailed information.
(g) Symbols represent roads, bridges, trees, railway lines, etc. through certain letters, shades, colours, pictures and lines. In this way, symbols are a convenient means of reading a map.
2. Tick the correct answers.
(a) Maps showing distribution of forests are
(i) Physical map (ii) Thematic Map (iii) Political map
(b) The blue colour is used for showing
(i) Water bodies (ii) Mountains (iii) Plains
(c) A compass is used –
(i) To show symbols (ii) To find the main direction (iii) To measure distance
(d) A scale is necessary
(i) For a map (ii) For a sketch (iii) For symbols
- (ii) Thematic Map
- (i) Water bodies
- (ii) To find the main direction
- (i) For a map
The NCERT Class 6 Geography The Earth: Our Habitat Chapter 4 has the following topics:
- Types of Maps
Geography – The Earth: Our Habitat is an important book for Class 6 Social Science subject. Apart from this chapter, the full set of NCERT solutions for Class 6 Social Science is given in the linked article.