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Geography
Marks: 80Date: 2014-2015 March

Question 1 and Question 2 is compulsory.

Attempt any five questions from Question 3 to Questions 11


[20]1
[10]2

On the outline map of India provided:
a) Mark and name the Nilgiris.
b) Shade and label the Malwa Plateau.
c) Shade and label the Malabar Coastal Plains.
d) Mark and name the River Gomati.
e) Mark and name the Andaman Sea.
f) Mark and name Allahabad.
g) Mark with a single arrow and name the winds that bring winter rains to North West India.
h) Mark and name Digboi.
i) Mark an area with laterite soil below the Tropic of Cancer.
j) Mark and name the Karakoram Pass.

Concept: Concept of Outline Map of India
Chapter: [0.02] Map of India
[10]3
[2]3.1

Explain two factors that effect the climate of India giving a suitable example for each.

Concept: Factors Influencing/Affecting the Climate
Chapter: [0.04] Climate
[2]3.2

State two differences between the rainfalls that occur from June to September and that from December to February in North India.

Concept: Rainfall and Distribution of Temperature
Chapter: [0.04] Climate
[3]3.3

Give a geographical reason for each of the following:

Kerala has the longest rainy season.

Concept: Rainfall and Distribution of Temperature
Chapter: [0.04] Climate

Give a geographical reason for each of the following:

The Konkan coast experience orographic rainfall.

Concept: Rainfall and Distribution of Temperature
Chapter: [0.04] Climate

Give a geographical reason for each of the following:

The city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh has a higher range of temperature than that of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Concept: Rainfall and Distribution of Temperature
Chapter: [0.04] Climate
[3]3.4

Study the climate data given below and answer the questions that follow:

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature
in °C
21.0 21.9 24.3 27.1 28.0 26.4 26.1 25.4 25.0 28.0 26.0 21.2
Rainfall cm 5.1 2.8 1.2 1.7 3.9 4.6 8.4 11.4 11.9 31.6 34.5 14.8

1) Identify the hottest month.

2) Calculate the annual rainfall.

3) Name the winds that bring the maximum rainfall to this city.

Concept: Rainfall and Distribution of Temperature
Chapter: [0.04] Climate
[10]4
[2]4.1

State the characteristic of each of the soils named below that makes them most suitable for crop cultivation:

Black Soil

Concept: Types of Soil (Alluvial, Black, Red and Laterite)
Chapter: [0.05] Soil Resources

State the characteristic of each of the soils named below that makes them most suitable for crop cultivation:

Red Soil

Concept: Types of Soil (Alluvial, Black, Red and Laterite)
Chapter: [0.05] Soil Resources
[2]4.2

State the geographical term for each of the following processes:

The process by which rainwater, flowing in a definite path, removes the topsoil, thus causing deep cuts to the surface of the land.

Concept: Types of Soil (Alluvial, Black, Red and Laterite)
Chapter: [0.05] Soil Resources

State the geographical term for each of the following processes:

The process by which rainwater, flowing indefinite path removes the topsoil, thus causing deep cuts to the surface of the land.

Concept: Soil Erosion – Causes, Prevention and Conservation
Chapter: [0.05] Soil Resources
[3]4.3

Define the following :

Pedogenesis.

Concept: Distribution, Composition and Characteristics of Soil (Clour, Texture, Minerals,Crops Associated)
Chapter: [0.05] Soil Resources

Define the following :

Humus

Concept: Distribution, Composition and Characteristics of Soil (Clour, Texture, Minerals,Crops Associated)
Chapter: [0.05] Soil Resources

Define the following :

Bhangar

Concept: Distribution, Composition and Characteristics of Soil (Clour, Texture, Minerals,Crops Associated)
Chapter: [0.05] Soil Resources
[3]4.4

Give a geographical reason for each of the following:

Alluvial soil is extremely fertile.

Concept: Types of Soil (Alluvial, Black, Red and Laterite)
Chapter: [0.05] Soil Resources

Give a geographical reason for each of the following:

Need for soil conservation.

Concept: Soil Erosion – Causes, Prevention and Conservation
Chapter: [0.05] Soil Resources

Give a geographical reason for each of the following:

Reforestation should be practised extensively.

Concept: Importance of Forests
Chapter: [0.06] Natural Vegetation
[10]5
[2]5.1

State two characteristics of Tropical deciduous forests.

Concept: Importance of Forests
Chapter: [0.06] Natural Vegetation
[2]5.2

State two reasons why Tropical Evergreen forests are difficult to exploit.

Concept: Importance of Forests
Chapter: [0.06] Natural Vegetation
[3]5.3

Identify the tree as per its characteristics mentioned below:

It yields wood that is hard and scented and is usually found in high altitudes.

Concept: Vegetation Distribution and Correlation with Their Environment.
Chapter: [0.06] Natural Vegetation

Identify the tree as per its characteristics mentioned below:

It is generally found in the deltaic region and is used to make boats.

Concept: Vegetation Distribution and Correlation with Their Environment.
Chapter: [0.06] Natural Vegetation

Identify the tree as per its characteristics mentioned below:

The furniture made from this tree is generally the most expensive.

Concept: Vegetation Distribution and Correlation with Their Environment.
Chapter: [0.06] Natural Vegetation
[3]5.4

Differentiate between afforestation and deforestation

Concept: Importance of Forests
Chapter: [0.06] Natural Vegetation

State the disadvantage of deforestation.

Concept: Importance of Forests
Chapter: [0.06] Natural Vegetation
[10]6
[2]6.1

State two reasons why irrigation is important to a country like India.

Concept: Importance and Methods Irrigation
Chapter: [0.07] Water Resources
[2]6.2

Name two modern methods of irrigation. State one important reason for their growing popularity.

Concept: Importance and Methods Irrigation
Chapter: [0.07] Water Resources
[3]6.3

Why is well irrigation still a popular means of irrigation? Give two reasons to support your answers.

Concept: Importance and Methods Irrigation
Chapter: [0.07] Water Resources

Mention two objectives of rainwater harvesting.

Concept: Concept of Rainwater Harvesting (Importance)
Chapter: [0.07] Water Resources
[3]6.4

Why is the world in danger of facing a severe water shortage in the coming future? Give two reasons to support your answer.

Concept: Need for Conservation and Management of Water
Chapter: [0.07] Water Resources

State one measure the government should adopt to handle the present water crisis.

Concept: Need for Conservation and Management of Water
Chapter: [0.07] Water Resources
[10]7
[2]7.1

State two reasons why limestone is a valuable mineral.

Concept: Types of Minerals
Chapter: [0.08] Mineral and Energy Resources
[2]7.2

State the most important use of the following:

Iron Ore

Concept: Uses and Distribution of Iron Ore, Manganese, Copper, Bauxite
Chapter: [0.08] Mineral and Energy Resources

State the most important use of the following:

Bauxite

Concept: Uses and Distribution of Iron Ore, Manganese, Copper, Bauxite
Chapter: [0.08] Mineral and Energy Resources
[3]7.3

Name The largest oil refinery in the public sector

Concept: Distribution of Minerals and Energy Resources
Chapter: [0.08] Mineral and Energy Resources

Name the State that is the largest producer of coal

Concept: Distribution of Minerals and Energy Resources
Chapter: [0.08] Mineral and Energy Resources

Name the following: the Best variety of iron ore.

Concept: Uses and Distribution of Iron Ore, Manganese, Copper, Bauxite
Chapter: [0.08] Mineral and Energy Resources
[3]7.4

Give a geographic reason for the following:

Many port cities have their own oil refineries.

Concept: Distribution of Minerals and Energy Resources
Chapter: [0.08] Mineral and Energy Resources

Give a geographic reason for the following:

Petroleum is called the ‘fossil fuel’.

Concept: Distribution of Minerals and Energy Resources
Chapter: [0.08] Mineral and Energy Resources

Give a geographic reason for the following:

Coal is called a versatile mineral.

Concept: Distribution of Minerals and Energy Resources
Chapter: [0.08] Mineral and Energy Resources
[10]8
[2]8.1

Differentiate between a Rabi crop and a Kharif crop.

Concept: Concept of Agricultural Seasons (Rabi, Kharif, Zayad).
Chapter: [0.09] Agriculture
[2]8.2

State an important difference between the climatic requirements for growing cotton and jute.

Concept: Climatic Conditions of Crops
Chapter: [0.09] Agriculture
[3]8.3

Give a geographical term for the following:

Cultivation of sugarcane from the rootstock of the cane which has been cut.

Concept: Methods of Cultivation of Crops
Chapter: [0.09] Agriculture

Give a geographical term for each of the following

The residue left behind after the crushing of oilseeds

Concept: Processing and Distribution of the Crops
Chapter: [0.09] Agriculture

Give a geographical term for each of the following:

The process by which latex is converted into a thick, spongy mass by adding acetic acid or formic acid

Concept: Processing and Distribution of the Crops
Chapter: [0.09] Agriculture
[3]8.4

With reference to the cultivation of tea answer the following:

Why is tea grown on hill slopes?

Concept: Methods of Cultivation of Crops
Chapter: [0.09] Agriculture

Give a geographical reason for each of the following:

The yield per hectare of sugarcane is higher in the Southern states.

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries

Give a geographical reason for the following:

Pulses are important food crops.

Concept: Processing and Distribution of the Crops
Chapter: [0.09] Agriculture
[10]9
[2]9.1

Why is the cotton textile industry called an agro-based industry?

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries

Give an important reason for it being more widespread than the jute industry.

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries
[2]9.2

State one important point of similarity between the woollen industry and the silk industry.

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries

Name the state that produces the most woollen and silk products respectively.

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries
[3]9.3

State two major problems faced by the sugar industry.

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries

Name two by-products of the sugar industry.

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries
[3]9.4

State one of the main problems of the silk industry.

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries

Name any two products of the jute industry, other than rope and gunny bags.

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries

Why are synthetic fibres popular?

Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries
[10]10
[2]10.1

Why is the iron and steel industry called a basic industry?

Concept: Mineral Based Industry – Iron and Steel (Tisco, Bhilai, Rourkela,Vishakhapatnam)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries

Define a mini steel plant.

Concept: Mineral Based Industry – Iron and Steel (Tisco, Bhilai, Rourkela,Vishakhapatnam)
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries
[2]10.2

With which large-scale industry would you identify the following manufacturing centres?

1. Kanpur
2. Rourkela
3. Pune
4. Mangalore

Concept: Importance and Classification Manufacturing Industries
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries
[3]10.3

State two reasons for the growing importance of the status of petrochemical industries.

Concept: Petro Chemical and Electronics
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries

Name two products of the petroleum industry.

Concept: Petro Chemical and Electronics
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries
[3]10.4

State two conditions necessary for the setting up of a heavy engineering industry.

Concept: Importance and Classification Manufacturing Industries
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries

Name a shipbuilding yard on the east coast and a centre for making electric locomotive.

Concept: Petro Chemical and Electronics
Chapter: [0.1] Manufacturing Industries
[10]11
[2]11.1

Why are the Railways an important means of transport as compared to Airways?

Concept: Importance and Modes Transport – Roadways, Railways,Airways and Waterways
Chapter: [0.11] Transport

State one economic benefit of the Golden Quadrilateral Project.

Concept: Importance and Modes Transport – Roadways, Railways,Airways and Waterways
Chapter: [0.11] Transport
[3]11.2

State one important difference between an expressway and a highway.

Concept: Importance and Modes Transport – Roadways, Railways,Airways and Waterways
Chapter: [0.11] Transport

Name the first expressway constructed in the country.

Concept: Importance and Modes Transport – Roadways, Railways,Airways and Waterways
Chapter: [0.11] Transport

State a reason why the Northern Rivers are more suitable for navigation than the Deccan rivers.

Concept: Need for Conservation and Management of Water
Chapter: [0.07] Water Resources
[3]11.3

“Waste segregation is important”. Give a reason to support your answer.

Concept: Methods of Safe Disposal - Segregation, Dumping and Composting
Chapter: [0.12] Waste Management

Why is nuclear waste harmful?

Concept: Impact of Waste Accumulation - Health Hazards
Chapter: [0.12] Waste Management

Explain briefly how as a student, you can help in the reduction of waste generation.

Concept: Need for Waste Management
Chapter: [0.12] Waste Management
[2]11.4

What are the biodegradable waste?

Concept: Need for Waste Management
Chapter: [0.12] Waste Management

State one source of gaseous waste.

Concept: Impact of Waste Accumulation - Pollution
Chapter: [0.12] Waste Management

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