# Chhattisgarh State Class 6 Social Science Geography Chapter 2 Solution

Chhattisgarh State Board Class 6 Geography Chapter 2 Globe Latitudes and Longitudes Exercise Answer the following questions, Tick the correct answers, Fill in the blanks here.

(1)

(a) What is the true shape of the Earth?

Ans: – Our planet Earth is not a sphere. It is slightly flattened at the North and the South Poles and bulge in the middle.

(b) What is a globe?

Ans: – Globe is a true model, a miniature form of the Earth.

(c) What is the Latitudinal value of the Tropic of cancer?

Ans: – The Latitudinal value of ‘Tropic of cancer’ is 23 ½o N

(d) What are the three heat zones of the Earth?

Ans: – Torrid Zone, Temperate zone and Frigid Zone are the three zones of the Earth.

(e) What are parallels of Latitude and meridians of Longitude?

Ans: – All parallel, circles from the equator up to the poles are called parallels of Latitudes. All vertical circles Parallels of Latitudes. All vertical circles running from the North Pole to the South Pole are called meridians of longitude.

(f) Why does the Torrid Zone receive maximum amount of heat?

Ans: – The mid day sun is exactly overhead at least once a year on all Latitudes it Torrid Zone. Torrid Zone, therefore, receiver maximum amount of heat.

(g) Why is it 5.30 p.m. in India and 12.00 noon in London?

Ans: – India located east of Greenwich at 82o30E is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT. So it will be 5.30 p.m. is India when it is 12.00 noon is London.

(2)

(a) The value of the prime meridian is

Ans: – (ii) 0o

(b) The Frigid Zone lies near

Ans: –  (i) the pole

(c) The total number of longitudes are

Ans: – (ii) 180

(d) The Antarctic Circle is located

Ans: – (ii) The Southern hemisphere

(e) Grid is a network of

Ans: – (i) Parallels of Latitudes and meridians of Longitudes

(3)

(a) The Tropic of Capricorn is located at ______________

Ans: – Southern Hemisphere

(b) The standard meridian of India is ___________

Ans: –  82o30E

(c) The 0o meridian is also known as _________

Ans: – prime meridian

(d) The distance between the longitudes decreases towards ___________

Ans: – Poles

(e) The Arctic is located in the _________________ hemisphere.

Ans: – Northern

Updated: September 4, 2020 — 1:05 pm