# AP Board 6th Class Social Studies Solutions Chapter 3 Maps

SCERT AP Board 6th Class Social Solutions 3rd Lesson Maps Textbook Questions and Answers.

## AP State Syllabus 6th Class Social Studies Solutions 3rd Lesson Maps

### 6th Class Social Studies 3rd Lesson Maps Textbook Questions and Answers

Question 1.
What are the components of a map?
The components of the map are

1. Directions,
2. Scale,
3. Symbols and
4. Colours.

Question 2.
Why is the actual distance on the ground reduced on a map?
It is impossible to draw a map showing actual distances. So we use ‘scale’ to show the actual distance on the ground in a reduced manner on a map.

Question 3.
Explain the need for symbols in preparing maps.
Maps are too small for us to draw pictures of the things shown on them. For example, we can’t draw the real school or a bus stand or a tree as they will take too much space on the map. Therefore, we always show things with the help of symbols on the map.

Question 4.
Student Activity (One example is given for you).
Ex: Our mandal is Agiripalli. It is in the Krishna district. Our district headquarter is Machilipatnam.
On the map, the scale is given as 1 cm = 10 km.
The actual distance from Agiripalli to Machilipatnam is 83 km.
The distance between Agiripalli to Machilipatnam is 8.3 cms on the map.

Question 5.
How political maps are different from physical maps.
Political maps show territorial features like country, cities, nations and their boundaries. A physical map indicates the natural features of a place like mountains, water bodies, plains etc.

Question 6.
What is the importance of thematic maps?
A thematic map shows the spatial distribution of earth surface features. Thematic maps are used to display geographical concepts such as density, distribution, relative magnitudes, gradients, spatial relationships and movements. These maps focus on specific information like the map of rainfall, roads, tourist places etc..

Question 7.
What are the uses of maps in our daily life?
Maps help us in many ways in our daily life. They help us to understand the concept of a subject.

1. Maps help us to locate places like cities, districts, states and countries.
2. Maps show the physical features such as mountains, plateaus, plains.
3. Maps help us to know the major routes of transport such as roads, railways, etc.
4. Maps help us to understand the distribution of crops, minerals, soils etc.
5. Maps help the army at the time of war and for security reasons.
6. Maps guide the tourists to their destination.
7. Maps help us to understand history easily.

Question 8.
Locate all continents and oceans on the given World map.

1) Maps showing the distribution of forests are …………….
A) Physical map
B) Thematic Map
C) Political map
D) none of the above
B) Thematic Map

2) The blue colour is used for showing …………….
A) Waterbodies
B) Mountains
C) Land
D) Plains
A) Waterbodies

3) A scale is a necessary component for …………….
A) Map
B) Sketch
C) Plan
D) None
A) Map

4) A compass is used …………….
A) To show symbols
B) To find the main direction
C) To measure distance.
D) To find the height
B) To find the main direction

5) The intermediate direction between the North and East is called …………….
A) North-east
B) South-east
C) North-west
D) South-west
A) North-east

Project Work

Question 1.
Draw a sketch of your school.
Student Activity.

Question 2.
Collect different maps and make a scrapbook.
Student Activity.

Question 3.
Draw a sketch map showing the route from your home to school by using appropriate symbols.
Student Activity.

### 6th Class Social Studies 3rd Lesson Maps InText Questions and Answers

Let’s Do

Question 1.
Why was Mrudula not able to reach her destination with the help of the above sketch?  (Textbook Page No. 29 & 30)
Mrudula was not able to reach her destination (Sathwika’s house) because there are no directions and scale in the given sketch.

Question 2.
Go through the below picture and fill in the following table. (Textbook Page No. 30 & 31)

 Direction Object North Hill, Trees North – East Temple South Well South – West Masjid East Rising Sun South – East School West House North – West Church

Question 3.
Observe the given picture and calculate the actual distance between the following places using the scale. (Textbook Page No. 32)

i. The distance between PO (A) and Raju’s house (C).
Approximately 60 metres.
ii. The distance between Raju’s house (C) and Puja’s house (E).
Approximately 30 metres.
iii. The distance between Chiru’s house (D) and the school.
Approximately 55 metres.

Question 4.
Make a table with the states, UTs and their capital. (Textbook Page No. 35)

 S.No. State/UT Capital 1. Andhra Pradesh Amaravati 2. Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 3. Assam Dispur 4. Bihar Patna 5. Chattisgarh Raipur 6. Goa Panaji 7. Gujarat Gandhinagar 8. Haryana Chandigarh 9. Himachal Pradesh Shimla 10. Jharkhand Ranchi 11. Karnataka Bengaluru 12. Kerala Tiruvanantapuram 13. Madhya Pradesh Bhopal 14. Maharashtra Mumbai 15. Manipur Imphal 16. Meghalaya Shillong 17. Mizoram Aizwal 18. Nagaland Kohima 19. Orissa Bhubaneswar 20. Punjab Chandigarh 21. Rajasthan Jaipur 22. Sikkim Gangtok 23. Tamilnadu Chennai 24. Telangana Hyderabad 25. Tripura Agartala 26. Uttar Pradesh Lucknow 27. Uttarakhand Dehradun 28. West Bengal Kolkata
 Union Territories and Capitals : Andaman Nicobar Islands Port Blair Lakshadweep Kavaratti Ladakh Leh Chandigarh Chandigarh Dadar and Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Silvassa Puducherry Pondicherry National Capital Region New Delhi Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar (Summer) Jammu (Winter)

Question 5.
Go through the below physical map and write some physical features of India. (Textbook Page No. 35)

India has all major physical features of the earth i.e., mountains, plains, deserts, plateaus, and islands.

1. The Himalayan mountains or the Northern Mountains.
2. The Northern plains or the Indo – Gangetic Plains.
3. The Peninsular Plateau.
4. The Great Indian desert
5. The Coastal Plains.
6. The Islands.

Question 6.
Collect different thematic maps and display them in your classroom. Discuss with your Mends. (Textbook Page No. 36)
Student Activity.

Think and Respond

Question 1.
How do symbols give us information? (Textbook Page No. 32)