Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 Maps Ncert Solution

Class 6 geography Chapter 4 Maps Ncert Solutions are provided here. NCERT Intext and End Exercise questions of Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 Maps.

Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 : Maps

Maps is the fourth chapter of NCERT Text book of Class 6 Geography. The end exercise and intext questions are comprised of the topics – maps, Physical Map, Political Map, Thematic Map, Distance, Component of Maps, direction , symbols, Scale, sketch, plan, etc.

Chapter 4 : Maps ( Ncert Solutions)

ChapterChapter 4 : Maps
Class 6th – ( Class VI )
Study MaterialNCERT intext and End Exercise Solutions
Total Questions 2 Questions
Text BookThe Earth : Our Habitat
[ NCERT Text Book in Geography for Class VI ]

NCERT Solutions Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 : Maps

Ques. 1 : Answer the following questions briefly.
(a) What are the three components of a map?
Ans. The three components of a map are –

  • distance
  • direction
  • symbol

(b) What are the four cardinal directions?
Ans. The four cardinal direction are –

  • East
  • West
  • North
  • South
Maps direction

(c) What do you mean by the term ‘the scale of the map’?
Ans. The ratio between the distance on the paper and distance on the ground is known as the scale of the map.

Scale value = ( Distance on paper ) / (actual distance on the ground )

(d) How are maps more helpful than a globe?
Ans. Obviously the map is more useful than a globe. The reasons are as follows –

  • Map provide more information than a globe i.e., a map is more informative.
  • A globe provide information of earth as a whole. Bu when we want to study a specific location on the earth then we require a map.
  • A map have very specific information like landforms, location of area with respect to nearby objects like lane number, tanks, lakes, etc
  • Maps is easier to carry as compared to globe.

(e) Distinguish between a map and a plan.
Ans. Difference between a map and a plan are –

A PlanA Map
Drawing of a small area on a larges scale is called a planDrawing of the earth or the part of earth is called a map
Plan contains minute information like breadth and lengthMap have only important information . Map does not have unnecessary information
A Plan contains detailed informationA map contain important geographical information

(f) Which map provides detailed information?
Ans. Thematic Map provide detailed information. Thematic map provide detailed information like distribution of forest, lakes, etc.

(g) How do symbols help in reading maps?
Ans. Symbols are very useful in reading a map. Symbols helps to show road, building, bridges, trees, railway line, airport, lakes, etc on a map.

If we use symbols on a map then it is easily drawn and easy to read and require less area of drawing.

Ques. 2 : Tick the correct answers.
(a) Maps showing distribution of forests are
(i) Physical map
(ii) Thematic Map
(iii) Political map
Ans. Thematic Map
Maps showing distribution of forests are

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

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

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

Class 6 Geography Chapter 4 Things to Do

Ques. 1 : Draw a plan of your classroom and show the teacher’s table, blackboard, desks, door and windows.

coloured rectangles inside big rectangle with arrows

Ques. 2 : Draw a sketch of your school and locate the following :
(a) the principal’s room
(b) your classroom
(c) the playground
(d) the library
(e) some big trees
(f) drinking water

coloured rectangles  and coloured circles

Maps FAQs

Q. What is a Map?

Ans. A map is a representation or drawing of the surface of earth or a part of it drawn on a flat surface according to a scale.

Q. What is a small scale map ?

Ans. When large areas like continents or countries are to be shown on a paper, then we use a small scale. For example 5 cm. on the map shows 500 km. of the ground. It is called a small scale map.

Q. What is a larges scale map ?

Ans. When a small area like your village or town is to be shown on paper, then we use a large scale that is 5 cm. on the map shows 500 metres only on the ground. It is called a large scale map