# Maps Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 Question Answer NCERT Solution

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## Maps Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 Question Answer

1. Answer the following questions briefly.
(a) What are the three components of a map?
Ans. The three components of a map are as follow –
(i) Distance
(ii) Direction
(iii) Symbols

(b) What are the four cardinal directions?
Ans. The four cardinal directions are as North, South, East and West.

(c) What do you mean by the term ‘the scale of the map’?
Ans. Scale is the ration between the actual distance on the ground and the distance shown on the map. Maps are drawn to reduce scales.
Example : If a map has a scale of 2cm : 10km . It means that one Centimeter on the map represents a distance of five kilometers on the ground.

(d) How are maps more helpful than a globe?
Ans.  A globe can be useful when we want to study the earth as a whole. But, when we want to study only a part of the earth, as about our country, states, districts, towns and villages, it is of little help. In such situation we use maps.

(e) Distinguish between a map and a plan?
Ans. Map :- 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.
Plan :- A plan is a drawing of a small area on a large scale. For example the length and breadth of a room, which can’t be shown in a map. At that time, we can refer drawings to scale called a plan.

(f) Which map provides detailed information?
Ans. Large scale maps provide detailed information. When a small area like any village or town is to be shown on paper, then we use a large scale map.

(g) How do symbols help in reading maps?
Ans. It is not possible to draw the actual shape and size of different features on a map such as buildings, roads ,bridges, trees, railway lines, or a well. So, they are shown using certain letters, shades, colors, pictures and line space. Generally blue is used for showing water bodies, brown of mountain, yellow for plateau and green is used for plains.

(a) Maps showing distribution of forests are
(i) Physical map
(ii) Thematic map
(iii) Political map
Ans. (ii) Thematic map

(b)The blue colour is used for showing
(i) Water bodies
(ii) Mountains
(iii) Plains
Ans. (i) Water bodies

(c) A compass is used-
(i) To show symbols
(ii) To find the main direction
(iii) To measure distance
Ans. (ii) To find the main direction

(d) A scale is necessary
(i) For a map
(ii) For a sketch
(iii) For symbols
Ans. (i) For a map

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