# Class 6 Geography Chapter 2 Let us Use the Graticule Answers

### Std 6 Geog Ch 2 Let us use the Graticule – answers

#### Exercises

(A)  Put a tick mark against the correct option in the space given:

(1) 66° 30′ North parallel means:
(i) Arctic Circle
(ii) Equator
(iii) Antarctic Circle

(2) Which parallel bisects the earth?

(i) Tropic of Cancer

(ii) Tropic of Capricorn

(iii) Equator

(3) What is the angular distance of the Arctic Circle from North Pole?

(i) 66° 30′

(ii) 90°

(iii) 23° 30′

(4) Where do the Prime Meridian and the equator intersect each other?

(i) Southern Ocean

(ii) Atlantic Ocean

(iii) African Continent

(5) Up to which parallels from the equator can the sun’s rays be perpendicular?

(i) Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn

(ii) Arctic and Antarctic Circles

(iii) North and South Poles

Answer: Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn

(6) What would be the latitude of a place on the South Pole?

(i) 90° S

(ii) 90° N

(iii) 0°

(B) Read the following statements and correct the wrong ones.

(1) While describing the location of a place mentioning the meridian is sufficient.

Correct Statement: While describing the location of a place, we need to consider one parallel and one meridian.

(2) For describing the extent of a region, it is necessary to assume the latitude and longitude of the centre of the adjoining region.

Correct Statement: For describing the extent of a region, we need to consider two parallels and two meridians at the extreme ends of the same regions.

(3) Location of a road can be described only with a map.

Correct Statement: Location of a road can be described with latitude and longitude of a point.

(4) 0° East meridian and 180° East meridian.

Correct Statement: 0° meridian and 180° meridian.

(5) The extent of a road or a river course is described with the help of the latitude of a point in the source and the longitude of a point at the end.

Correct Statement: The extent of a road or a river course is described with the help of the latitude and the longitude of a point in the source and also at the end.

(6) 8° 4′ N parallel to 37° 66° N parallel is the correct description of a location.

Correct Statement: 8° 4′ N parallel to 37° 66° N parallel is the incorrect description of a location.

(C) Find the locations of following cities from a world map, a map of India or a Globe and write down the latitude and longitude of each of them.

(1) Mumbai

(2) Guwahati

(3) Srinagar

(4) Bhopal

(5) Chennai

(6) Ottawa

(7) Tokyo

(8) Johannesburg

(9) New York

(10) London

 Place Latitude Longitude Mumbai 19° 00′ N 72 48’ E Guwahati 26° 12′ N 91 48’ E Srinagar 34° 05′ N 74 50’ E Bhopal 23° 18′ N 77 24’ E Chennai 13° 06′ N 80 18’ E ottawa 45° 27′ N 75 42’ W Tokyo 35° 45′ N 139 45’ E Johannesburg 26° 10′ S 28 03’ E New York 43° 00′ N 75 00’ W London 51° 31′ N 0 7’ W

(D) Find and write down the extent of the following. (Check them on the internet/ mobile).

(1) Maharashtra (State)

(2) Chile (A country)

(3) Australia (A continent)

(4) Sri Lanka (An island)

(5) Trans Siberian Railway of Russia (Starting point – St. Petersburg, Terminal Point -Vladivostok)

(1) Maharashtra (State)
Answer:  20° 00′ N / 76° 00’E

(2) Chile (A country)
Answer: 35° 00′ S / 72° 00’W

(3) Australia (A continent)
Answer: 10° 30′ S to 43° 39′ S – 113° E to 153° E

(4) Sri Lanka (An island)
Answer: 7° 30′ N / 80° 50′ E

(5) Trans Siberian Railway of Russia (Starting point – St. Petersburg, Terminal Point-Vladivostok)
Answer: 59° 55′ N / 30° 20′ E – 43° 10′ N / 131° 53’ E

E. Draw important parallels and meridians in the figure given below and label them with appropriate angular measures. (Use the protractor.)

F. Write the important parallels and meridians in the following table: Answer:

1. The Earth and the Graticule

2. Let us Use the Graticule

3. Comparing a Globe and a Map; Field Visits

4. Weather and Climate

5. Temperature

6. Importance of Oceans

7. Rocks and Rock Types

8. Natural Resources

9. Energy Resources

10. Human Occupations