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MCQ: Maps - Question 1

Boundaries between different states are shown in _______ :

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There are basically three types of Maps :
1. Physical Maps(shows physical relief of a particular geographical location)
2. Political Maps(which shows political boundaries between two states or counties)
3. Thematic Maps(shows particular theme like mines, rainfall, vegetation etc)

Coming to the question,
b. relief refers to a physical map
c. vegetation refers to thematic map
d. Commercial map This is also a kind of thematic maps provide a visual analysis, with layer after layer of important data that can be extracted and used to determine what types of businesses have the best chance for success.
So, the answer is political map which separates two states or Nations with different boundaries.

MCQ: Maps - Question 2

Usually top of the map indicates ____ direction.

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North and south are abstract concepts, which are also tied by metaphor to spatial perception  “Most modern-day maps typically show an orientation with north at the top of the two-dimensional depiction.

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MCQ: Maps - Question 3

The globe shows ____ of the earth correctly

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A globe shows us what the Earth looks like. It is a model of Earth. Earth is shaped like a ball or a sphere. Earth has more water than land. There are five named oceans. There are seven large masses of land called continents.

MCQ: Maps - Question 4

The relation between the distance and corresponding distance on the map and corresponding distance on the ground known as

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Refers to the relationship (or ratio) between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground. On a 1:100,000 scale map, 1cm on the map equals 1km on the ground. Whether the scale is drawn out or written, you can easily calculate distances if you know the ratio.

MCQ: Maps - Question 5

How many components of map are there?

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The Correct Option is C: 3

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

MCQ: Maps - Question 6

The blue colour is used for showing

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Blue because water appears blue from space as it is the reflection of sky that is made by scattering of light.

MCQ: Maps - Question 7

Symbol on map that represent human and physical features on surface of Earth is classified as

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Maps - Question 7

A map legend or key is a visual explanation of the symbols used on the map. It typically includes a sample of each symbol (point, line, or area), and a short description of what the symbol means.

Various symbols are represented on a map to show the human and physical features and they are classified as Legend.

Like for representing the river , mountains and lakes i.e physical features on a topographic map the cartographers used small size symbols with specific colors to describe the exact figure which is being represented on the map.

Similarly, for the case of human features, the map depicts either a cross for church or a dotted line for pathway or some sort of sign for that object. Use of letter symbols are also done in order to represent the natural vegetation like reserved forest R or protected forest P, etc.

MCQ: Maps - Question 8

What do we call maps that show natural features like mountains, plateaus, plains, rivers, and oceans?

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Maps - Question 8
  • Physical maps are special maps that show us the natural features of the Earth like mountains, rivers, oceans, and more.
  • These maps help us understand how the land looks with its hills, valleys, and water bodies.
  • So, when we want to see the natural beauty of a place on a map, we use a physical map to help us see it clearly.
MCQ: Maps - Question 9
A representation or a drawing of the earth's surface or a part of it drawn on a flat surface according to a scale is known as a _____.
Detailed Solution for MCQ: Maps - Question 9
A map is a drawing that shows the earth's surface or a part of it on a flat surface according to a scale. It helps us understand and navigate different places and features on the earth.
MCQ: Maps - Question 10
What instrument is used to find out main directions, as its magnetic needle always points towards the north-south direction?
Detailed Solution for MCQ: Maps - Question 10
A compass is a tool that helps us find directions. It always points to the north and south, which helps us figure out where we are going.
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