# WBBSE Class 9 Geography MCQ Questions Chapter 9 Maps and Scales

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## Maps and Scales Class 9 WBBSE MCQ Questions

Question 1.
The concept of rectangular earth was proposed by-…………
A. Eratosthenes
B. Herodotus
C. Hecataeus
D. Ptolemy
B. Herodotus

Question 2.
The number of regional maps shown in Ptolemy’s ‘Geographia’ are-…………
A. 20
B. 22
C. 26
D. 24
C. 26

Question 3.
On the basis of scale, maps can be classified into-…………
A. 3 types
B. 4 types
C. 5 types
D. 6 types
A. 3 types

Question 4.
Representative Fraction R.F.. of maps in an atlas is -…………
A. 1: 10000
B. 1: 200000
C. 1: 1000000
D. 1: 50000
C. 1: 1000000

Question 5.
The R.F. of a cadastral map is -…………
A. 1: 3960
B. 1: 10000
C. 1: 1000
D. 1: 100000
A. 1: 3960

Question 6.
The scale that can be used in any country of the world is- …………
A. linear scale
B. statement scale
C. fractional scale
D. diagonal scale
C. fractional scale

Question 7.
1 mile is equal to- ………….
A. 63000 inches
B. 63360 inches
C. 63390 inches
D. 63500 inches
B. 63360 inches

Question 8.
A magnetic compass always points to the-…………
A. north
B. south
C. east
D. west
A. north

Question 9.
The R.F. of a map is 1: 10000. To make the new R.F. of the map 1: 5000, it should be enlarged by-…………
A. 2 times
B. 3 times
C. 4 times
D. 5 times
C. 4 times

Question 10.
The word ‘map’ has been derived from the Latin word-…………
A. mapia
B. mappa
C. mappo
D. mapin
B. mappa

Question 11.
Mappa is-…………
A. a piece of paper
B. a part of the world
C. a piece of cloth
D. a piece of land
C. a piece of cloth

Question 12.
A map is a type of-…………
A. photograph
B. pattern
C coloured image
D. symbol
B. pattern

Question 13.
A topic/theme based map is a-…………
A. natural map
B. qualitative map
C. wall map
D. natural vegetation map
A. natural map

Question 14.
A political map is a-…………
A. scale oriented map
B. information oriented map
C. topic/theme based map
D. quantitative map
C. topic/theme based map

Question 15.
The most useful map for geographers is the-…………
A. topographical map
C. political map
D. geotectonic map
A. topographical map

Question 16.
The map used for collecting land revenue-…………
A. political map
B. map of police station
C. geotectonic map
D. cadastral map or ‘mauza’ map
D. cadastral map or ‘mauza’ map

Question 17.
The weather map indicates-…………
A. cultivated land
B. minerals found underground
C. altitude of land
D. cloudiness
D. cloudiness

Question 18.
The main advantage of a statement scale is that it is -…………
A. easy to draw
B. small in size
C. can be shown on a bigger scale
D. none of these
A. easy to draw

Question 19.
Among the given options, the map that has a scale is the-…………
A. topographical map
C. globe
D. weather map
D. weather map

Question 20.
Diagonal scale is a type of-…………
A. graphical scale
B. fractional scale
C. statement scale
D. linear scale
A. graphical scale

Question 21.
The ratio of the distance between two points on a map and the actual ground distance between those two points is called-…………
A. statement scale
B. graphical scale
C. fractional scale
D. comparative scale
C. fractional scale

Question 22.
The inventor of the vernier scale is-…………
A. John Vernier
B. Pierre Vernier
C. Lear Vernier
D. None of them
B. Pierre Vernier

Question 23.
The signs and symbols used in maps are prevalent at the-…………
A. local level
B. state level
C. national level
D. international level
D. international level

Question 24.
The headquarters of the Survey of India is in-…………
A. Mumbai
B. Pune
D. Delhi

Question 25.
The globe is drawn on a-…………
A. small scale
B. large scale
C. medium scale
D. none of these
A. small scale

Question 26.
The headquarters of NATMO is in-…………
A. Delhi
B. Kolkata
D. Ranchi
B. Kolkata

Question 27.
A. Mercator
B. Aryabhatta
C. Hecataeus
D. Herodotus
A. Mercator

Question 28.
‘Mauza’ map is a type of-…………
B. topographical map
C. atlas
D. none of these

Question 29.
The J.L. number is given in-…………
A. topographical map
C. atlas
D. none of these

Question 30.
The smallest administrative unit of revenue collection is-…………
A. village
B. town
C. block
D. ‘mauza’
D. ‘mauza’

Question 31.
1 mile is equal to-…………
A. 1.6093 km
B. 0.1623 km
C. 1.9602 km
D. 1.3206 km
A. 1.6093 km

Question 32.
I nautical mile is equal to-…………
A. 1.582 km
B. 1.852 km
C. 1.285 km
D. 1.962 km
B. 1.852 km

Fill in the blanks

1. A ……….. map shows the relief.

2. ‘Mauza’ map is a ………. scale map.

3. The mountains are represented by …………. colour on a map.

4. A map shows the location of a country or state.

5. A wall map is an example of a scale map.

6. The diametrically opposite direction of south east is ………….

7. Weather map is a type of ………… map.

8. The word ‘map’ has been derived from the Latin word …………

9. The ………… side of any location can be determined from the sunrise observed at that place.

10. A map is an important component of …………

11. The length of 1 secondary division is ………… than a primary division on a linear scale.

12. The ………… scale is used predominantly in maps.

13. The distribution of crops in India is an example of a ………… map.

14. The oldest map of the world was drawn on ………….

15. The relationship of the ratio of the scale of a map with the reduction and enlargement of a map is ………….

16. Map is a type of ………….

17. The symbols used in maps are ………… accepted.

18. An international map is a type of ………… map.

19. Defence map is a type of ………… map.

20. A map indicating isohyet is a ………… map.

21. The ………… publishes the topographical map of India.

22. In a topographical map, the three main natural aspects are-relief, natural vegetation and ………….

23. The main cultural aspects of a topographical map are transport, communication and ………….

24. The ‘dag’ numbers of individual plots are marked on a …………. map.

25. The scale drawn for a village cadastral map is 16 inches to …………

26. The ………… map shows the boundary and capital of a country.

27. The rock types of any area can be shown by a ………… map.

28. A ………… map is used for obtaining information on rainfall and temperature.

29. A ………… map is vital for defence purposes.

30. A scale is drawn to show ………… the between map distance and actual ground distance.

31. In a ………… scale, a part of a fraction can also be measured accurately.

32. Based on general characteristics, maps can be divided into ………… types.

33. A political map is a type of ………… map.

34. In a topographical map, the contour lines are shown is ………… colour.

35. A map showing isobars is a type of ………… map.

36. The ………… are shown in green on a map.

37. A ………… map shows telephone lines.

38. A topographical map shows the relation between physical and ………… features.

39. ………… maps are used for collecting revenues and taxes.

40. The fractional scale is a ………… scale.

41. The small divisions of a graphical scale are called …………

42. Air pressure is measured by a ………….

43. In a cadastral map, the general scale is ………… inches to 1 mile.

44. Maps which are depicted in a small form are called ………… maps.

45. A globe is a smaller ………… of the earth.

State True or False

1. A globe is a small model of the earth.

2. The ‘N’ indicates north in the map.

3. White colour is used to indicate water on a map.

4. Projection is important in drawing maps.

5. The statement scale is of no use if a map is enlarged or reduced in size.

6. There is no unit in a fractional scale.

7. The vernier constant is measured in a diagonal scale.

8. The R.F. 1: 50000 in a map means that 1cm on the map is equal to 500m on the actual ground surface.

9. It is possible to show the spherical shape of the earth on a map.

10. 1 inch is equal to 2.54cm.

11. The primary division of a linear scale always refers to the summation of secondary divisions.

12. The ratio of scale increases when a map is enlarged.

13. The ratio of scale increases when a map is reduced.

14. Internationally accepted symbols are used in maps.

15. A map is a diagram where lines have been drawn arbitrarily.

16. Maps only depict mountains, rivers, hills, towns and ports.

17. An economic map is a subjective map.

18. An isohyet map is an informative or thematic map.

19. Railways, bridges, ferries are shown on a geological map.

20. Spotheights and benchmarks are shown on cadastral maps.

21. A political map is most useful when a small part of a village or town has to be identified.

Match the columns

Question 1.

 Column I Column II 1. Wall map A. Medium scale 2. Cadastral map B. Small scale 3. Topographical map C. Large scale

1-B , 2-C , 3-A

Question 2.

 Column I Column II 1. 1 mile A. 1.852 km 2. 1 nautical mile B. 1km 3. 0.6214 mile C. 1.6093 km

1-C, 2-A , 3-B

Question 3.

 Column I Column II 1. Herodotus A. Founder of Vernier scale 2. Mercator B. Concept of rectangular earth 3. Pierre Vernier C. Published the first book of maps

1-B, 2-C, 3-A

Question 4.

 Column I Column II 1. Hill, mountain A. Soil map 2. Types of soil B. Weather map 3. Nature of weather C. Relief map

1-C, 2-A, 3-B

Question 5.

 Column I Column II 1. Forest A. Blue 2. Waterway B. Yellow 3. Agricultural land C. Green

1-C , 2-A , 3-B

Crossword

Clues:
Down:
1. A scale that is most widely used.
2. An instrument that is used to determine direction.
Across:
3. The science of drawing maps.
4. ‘Map’ has been derived from this Latin word.
5. This region is denoted by greer colour on maps.
Down:
1. LINEAR
2. COMPASS
Across:
3. CARTOGRAPHY
4. MAPPA
5. FORESTS

Clues:
Down:
1. Line on a map that shows points of equal gradient.
2. The instrument that shows the vernier scale.
Across:
3. The first person to measure the circumference of the spherical earth.
4. Map drawn on the basis of natural and cultural elements.
5. ‘N’ symbol points to this direction on the map.