Answer the following questions briefly.
(a) What are the three components of a map?
(b) What are the four cardinal directions?
(c) What do you mean by the term ‘the scale of the map’?
(d) How are maps more helpful than a globe?
(e) Distinguish between a map and a plan.
(f) Which map provides detailed information?
(g) How do symbols help in reading maps?
(a) The three components of a map are: distance, direction and symbol.
(b) The four cardinal directions are: North, South, West and East
(c) The scale of a map is the ratio between the actual distance on the ground and the distance shown on the map.
(d) A globe is useful when we want to study the Earth as a whole. But, when we want to study only a part of the Earth, it is of little help. For this purpose, we use maps. A map can represent the entire Earth’s surface or a part of it.
Maps can be used to show the physical features of the Earth (mou...
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