# NCERT Solutions for class 6 Geography Chapter 2 Globe Latitudes and Longitudes

NCERT Solutions for class 6 Geography Chapter 2 Globe Latitudes and Longitudes

Question 1. Answer the following questions briefly.

(a) What is the true shape of the earth?

Answer:- The true shape of the Earth is geoid

(b) What is a globe?

Answer:- Globe is the three dimensional model of the earth.

(c) What is the latitudinal value of the Tropic of Cancer?

(d) What are the three heat zones of the Earth?

Answer:- The three heat zones of the Earth are following:-

1. Torrid Zone
2. Temperate Zone
3. Frigid Zone

(e) What are parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude?

Answer:- The term “parallels of latitudes” refers to all parallel circles from the equator to the poles. Meridians of longitude are the lines of reference that connect the North and South Poles.

(f) Why does the torrid zone receive maximum amount of heat?

Answer:- The torrid zone receives the maximum amount of heat because it is present between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn here the sun is exactly over the head once a year on all the latitudes between these two tropics.

(g) Why is it 5.30 p.m. in India and 12.00 noon in London?

Answer:- India located east of Greenwich at 82°30’E is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of

GMT. So it will be 5:30 p.m. in India when it is 12.00 noon in London.

Question 2. Tick the correct answers.

(a) The value of the prime meridian is

(i) 90° (ii) 0° (iii) 60°

(b) The frigid zone lies near

(i) the Poles (ii) the Equator (iii) the Tropic of Cancer

(c) The total number of longitudes are

(i) 360 (ii) 180 (iii) 90

(d) The Antarctic circle is located in

(i) the Northern hemisphere

(ii) the Southern hemisphere

(iii) the Eastern hemisphere

(e) Grid is a network of

(i) parallels of latitudes and merdians of longitudes

(ii) the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn

(iii) the North Pole and the South Pole

Answer:- (i) parallels of latitudes and meridians of longitude

Question 3. Fill in the blanks.

(a) The Tropic of Capricorn is located at _________________.

(b) The Standard Meridian of India is ____________________.

(c) The 0° Meridian is also known as ____________________.

(d) The distance between the longitudes decreases towards___________.

(e) The Arctic Circle is located in the ____________ hemisphere.