# NCERT Solutions for class 6 Geography Chapter 4 Maps

NCERT Solutions for class 6 Geography Chapter 4 Maps

Question 1. Answer the following questions briefly.

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

Answer:- The three components of a map are—distance, direction and symbol.

(b) What are the four cardinal directions?

Answer:- The four cardinal directions are—North, South, East and West.

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

Answer:- The ratio between the actual distance on the ground and the distance indicated on the map is known to as  ‘the scale of the map’.

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

Answer:- A map is a representation or drawing of the earth’s surface or a part of it drawn to scale on a flat surface. A spherical shape cannot be flattened and scaled. As a result, maps are more useful than globes.

(e) Distinguish between a map and a plan.

(f) Which map provides detailed information?

Answer:- Large scale maps give detailed information.

(g) How do symbols help in reading maps?

Answer:-  Symbols use certain letters, colours, pictures, and lines to show roads, bridges, trees, and railway lines, among other things. Symbols are thus an easy way of reading a map.

Question 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

Answer:- (ii) To find the main direction

(d) A scale is necessary

(i) For a map (ii) For a sketch (iii) For symbols