Maps and Globe Questions & Answers

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Maps and Globe Questions & Answers

Question 1: Fill in the blanks:

(a) A book of maps is called an atlas.
(b) A globe is a mini replica of the Earth.
(c) A sketch is a rough drawing to explain the way to a particular place.
(d) A flat drawing of the Earth, either whole or a part of it is called map.
(e) The distance between two places is shown by a scale.
(f) Specific signs and symbols used to show important locations on the map are called conventional signs and symbols.
(g) The four main directions e.g. East, West, North and South are known as Cardinal directions.
(h) The Cardinal directions are further divided into sub directions and are known as Intermediary directions.

Question 2: Match the columns:

Column AColumn B
a. Thematic mapi. shows features like rivers, mountains and forest
b. Physical mapii. shows international and state borders
c. Political mapiii. gives specific information of a single theme
Answer: a-iii, b-i, c-ii

Maps and Globe Questions & Answers

Question 3: Choose the correct option:

(a) A two-dimensional drawing of the earth.

i. map
ii. title
iii. globe
iv. grid

(b) What are the imaginary horizontal lines on a globe called?

i. longitudes
ii. latitudes
iii. grids
iv. globes

(c) It helps in locating the unknown places on the map.

i. scale
ii. colour
iii. directions
iv. symbol

Question 4: What is map?

Answer: Map is a flat drawing of the Earth, either whole or a part of it.

Question 5: What is sketch?

Answer: A sketch is a rough drawing to explain the way to a particular place.

Question 6: What is the importance of a map?

Answer: The importance of a map are:
i. It gives an accurate description of a place/area. 
ii. It gives variety of information.

Question 7: What are essential features of a map?

Answer: The essential Features of map are direction, scale, colors, signs and symbols.

Maps and Globe Questions & Answers

Question 8: How is a scale helpful in a map?

Answer: It is not possible to draw large areas on a sheet of paper. Therefore, the size of the areas is reduced while showing them on a map. This is done with the help of a scale.
For example – 100 km = 1 cm. can be shown on a map.

Question 9: Give reasons:

(a) Different colors are used in a map.

Answer: Different colors are used in a map because they depict various natural features on the map. The blue color indicates water bodies, green color shows forest and grass, mountains and hills are shown in brown color. 

(b) Ancient people followed the path of ‘Dhruv Tara’ or Pole Star.

Answer: ‘Dhruv Tara’ is a fixed and shining star. It always points in the North direction and people can locate it without a compass.

Question 10: How is a globe different from a map?

Answer:

GlobeMap
i. A globe does not show direction.i. A map shows us the direction.
ii. A globe is difficult to carry everywhere.ii. A map is easy to carry.
iii. A globe does not show minute details such as roads, railways, etc.iii. A map can show many things such as roads, railways, bridges, etc.

Question 11: What is the difference between sketch and map?

Answer:

SketchMap
i. It is a rough drawing of a place.i. It is an accurate drawing of a place.
ii. Each person will make a sketch of a place in a different way.ii. Map of a place for example – India is drawn in a similar way.

So, these were Maps and Globe Questions & Answers.