Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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After Studying the Picture Have a Discussion in the Class and Answer the Following Questions. - Geography

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After studying the picture have a discussion in the class and answer the following questions. 

  1.  Why is the painter holding the pencil in his hand in a particular way? 
  2.  How can the scene of this large landscape be depicted on paper?
  3.  How is it possible to view all the countries of the world on one map?
  4.  What is common to both these pictures? 
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• The painter is holding the pencil in such a way so that he can take an appropriate measurement of the objects in the painting.

• This scene can be depicted on paper by reducing the proportions of the elements of the scene on a fixed scale.

• a. In the preparation of maps, the picture is first surveyed.

b. At that time, after special observation, a scale is fixed.

c. Using this scale, an outline map of the earth is prepared.

Hence, we can view all the countries of the world on one map.

• A fixed scale or measurement is common in both the pictures.

Concept: Map Scale
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Balbharati Geography 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 9 Map Scale
Exercise | Q 1 | Page 60
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