## GLOBE : LATITUDES AND LONGITUDES

 Globe By George Hodan (Public Domain)

NCERT Book Solutions and other Q & A

Q1(MCQ): The value of the prime meridian is

(a) 90°
(b) 0°
(c) 60°

Q2(MCQ): The frigid zone lies near

(a) the Poles
(b) the Equator
(c) the Tropic of Cancer

Q3(MCQ): The total number of longitudes are

(a) 360
(b) 180
(c) 90

Q4(MCQ): The Antarctic circle is located in

(a) the Northern hemisphere
(b) the Southern hemisphere
(c) the Eastern hemisphere

Q5(MCQ): Grid is a network of

(a) parallels of latitudes and meridians of longitudes
(b) the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
(c) the North Pole and the South Pole

Answer: (a) parallels of latitudes and meridians of longitudes

Q6: Fill in the blanks.
(a) The Tropic of Capricorn is located at _________________.
(b) The Standard Meridian of India is ____________________.
(c) The 0° Meridian is also known as ____________________.
(d) The distance between the longitudes decreases towards___________.
(e) The Arctic Circle is located in the ____________ hemisphere.

(a) The Tropic of Capricorn is located at 23½° south of the Equator.
(b) The Standard Meridian of India is 82½°E.
(c) The 0° Meridian is also known as the Prime Meridian.
(d) The distance between the longitudes decreases towards the Poles.
(e) The Arctic Circle is located in the Northern Hemisphere.

Q7: What is the true shape of the earth?

Answer: The true shape of the earth is geoid. The earth is slightly flattened at the North and South poles and bulges in the middle.

Q8: What is a globe?

Answer: Model (miniature form) of the earth is known as globe. On the globe countries, continents and oceans are shown according to their correct size.
 image credits: classroomclipart

Q9: What are latitudes?

Answer: Latitudes are imaginary lines drawn from west to east on the globe. These lines help us to find the location of places on the surface of the earth.

Q10: How are latitudes and longitudes drawn?

Answer: Latitudes are drawn east to west and longitudes are drawn north to south on the globe.

 image credits: classroomclipart

Q11: What is the latitudinal value of the Tropic of Cancer?

Answer: The Tropic of Cancer lies 23½° north of the Equator.

Q12: What are the three heat zones of the Earth?

Answer: The three heat zones of the earth are:
• Torrid zone,
• Temperate zone and
• Frigid zone.

Q13: What are parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude?

Answer: All parallel circles from the Equator up to the Poles are called parallels of latitudes. The lines of references running from the North Pole to the South Pole are called meridians of longitudes.

Q14: Why does the torrid zone receive maximum amount of heat?

Answer: The area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is known as the Torrid Zone. The mid-day Sun is exactly overhead at least once a year on all the latitudes in this area; therefore, this area receives maximum amount of heat.

Q15: What is an equator?

Answer: An equator is an imaginary line running horizontally on the globe divides it into two equal halves.

Q16: Name the four important parallels of latitudes.

Answer: The four important parallels of latitudes are:

1. Tropic of Cancer,
2. Tropic of Capricorn,
3. Arctic Circle and
4. Antarctic Circle.

Q17: What is Prime Meridian?

Answer: The meridian which passes through Greenwich (where the British Royal observatory is located) is called Prime Meridian.

1. Nice quiz. I liked it. It is handy.

1. I m very happy nice and awesome qué.Your work is tooo good and most helpful

2. This comment has been removed by the author.

3. very thank you it helps me very much

4. very thank you it helps me very much

7. Yes ! I got full because of thise site
Thanks!!

8. Thank you very much

9. it was helpful to me

10. was truly helpful for last min ute revisions

11. i didn't understand

12. I like it but these questions are in ncert book not in private book that's why I didn't like it too much but some questions are same

13. I like it but these questions are in ncert book not in private book that's why I didn't like it too much but some questions are same

1. yes you are correct

2. yes totally correct i got full marks cause of this...

3. Nice but little easy

14. I like it but these questions are in ncert book not in private book that's why I didn't like it too much but some questions are same

15. I like it but these questions are in ncert book not in private book that's why I didn't like it too much but some questions are same

16. wow good it helped me for sa exams
i got 891/2 in social

17. wow good it helped me for sa exams
i got 891/2 in social

18. Good for exams

19. i liked the questions

20. Very nice for preparing for exam

21. it is good

22. Thanks it is helping me to understand much better.

23. I like it but these questions are in ncert book not in private book that's why I didn't like it too much but some questions are same
i liked the questions

24. Helped me alot