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Geography 2014-2015 SSC (English Medium) 10th Standard Board Exam Question Paper Solution

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Geography
Marks: 40Academic Year: 2014-2015
Date: March 2015

[6]1
[3]1.1 | Choose the correct alternatives from the brackets
[1]1.1.1

Complete the following statement by choosing the appropriate alternatives and rewrite the sentence in your answer book:

Area wise India is the _________________ largest country in the world.

Fifth

sixth

seventh

fourth

Concept: Identification of Physical Divisions
Chapter: [10.01] Identification of Physical divisions
[1]1.1.2

Rajasthan plain is known as _________________ Desert.
(Sahara, Kalahari, Gobi, Great Indian)

Concept: Concept on Deserts
Chapter: [12.01] Deserts
[1]1.1.3

The _________________ Island located to the east of the middle Andaman is the only
active volcano in India.
(Nicobar, Barren, Maldives, Lakshadweep)

Concept: Indian Islands - Western Islands
Chapter: [16.02] Western Islands
[3]1.2

Match the column ‘A’ with the column ‘B’:

(i) Gurushikhar (a) Rich in minerals
(ii) Chota Nagpur Plateau (b) Aravalli Mountains
(iii) Khadar (c) Consists of older alluvium
  (d) Consists of new alluvium
Concept: Concept for Chhotta Nagpur Plateau
Chapter: [13.01] Chhotta Nagpur Plateau
[8]2
[4]2.1 | Give geographical reasons (any two):
[2]2.1.1

Regional approach to geographic studies is very important.

Concept: Identification of Physical Divisions
Chapter: [10.01] Identification of Physical divisions
[2]2.1.2

Give geographical reasons for the following statement.

Himalayas determine climatic conditions of India.

Concept: Concept on Himalayas
Chapter: [11.01] Himalayas
[2]2.1.3

Give the geographical reason for the following:

Lakshadweep is known as a tourist attraction.

Concept: Indian Islands - Western Islands
Chapter: [16.02] Western Islands
[2]2.1.4

North Indian Mountains are homelands to many tribes.

Concept: Concept of Associated Mountains
Chapter: [11.02] Associated mountains
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[4]2.2 | Write a short note on (any two):
[2]2.2.1

Devbhoomi (Uttarakhand)

Concept: Concept on Himalayas
Chapter: [11.01] Himalayas
[2]2.2.2

Natural vegetation and animals in Western Ghats

Concept: Concept on Sahyadries
Chapter: [14.02] Sahyadries
[2]2.2.3

The Malabar Coast

Concept: Concept on Sahyadries
Chapter: [14.02] Sahyadries
[6]3
[2]3.1

Draw a simple line graph by using the following data:

                       Population of India

Years Population in millions
1971 548
1981 683
1991 846
2001 1028
2011 1210
Concept: Concept on One Dimensional Diagrams
Chapter: [18.02] One dimensional diagrams
[2]3.2

Observe the following map and answer the questions given below it (any two): 

Questions:
(1) Which river has formed delta near Tamil Nadu Coast?
(2) Name any one gulf near Gujarat Coast.
(3) On which Ghat does Mount Kalsubai lie?
(4) Name the highest peak in the Western Ghats.

Concept: Concept on Cartography
Chapter: [17.01] Cartography
[2]3.3

Show the following in the outline map of India supplied to you. Write the names and give index. (any two) 

(1) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(2) K-2
(3) Mumbai Port
(4) Ganga River

Concept: Concept on Cartography
Chapter: [17.01] Cartography
[8]4 | Answer the following questions in detail (any two):
[4]4.1

Explain the climatic characteristics of Punjab –Haryana Plain.

Concept: Concept of Western Plains
Chapter: [12.02] Western Plains
[4]4.2

Give a brief description of distribution in the Lower Ganga Plain.

Concept: Concept of Associated Mountains
Chapter: [11.02] Associated mountains
[4]4.3

What are the characteristics of agriculture in Central Highlands of India?

Concept: Concept on Malwa Plateau
Chapter: [13.02] Malwa Plateau
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[2]5 | Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct alternatives from those given in the brackets:
[1]5.1

An economic problem mainly arises due to _____________ of resources.
(plenty, scarcity, availability)

Concept: Problem - How Much to Produce
Chapter: [20.02] Problems
[1]5.2

Goods and services are produced and supplied by ______________ sector on the basis of ‘No Profit and No Loss’. 
(Joint, Private, Public)

Concept: Public Distribution System - Meaning and Explanation
Chapter: [22.01] Public Distribution system - meaning and explanation
[6]6 | Answer the following questions in one or two sentences each (any three):
[2]6.1

Give two examples of natural resources.

Concept: Identification of Physical Divisions
Chapter: [10.01] Identification of Physical divisions
[2]6.2

Define the term ‘inflation’.

Concept: Concept for Introduction of Inflation
Chapter: [21.01] Introduction
[2]6.3

What is meant by ‘Cash Reserve Ratio’?

Concept: Measures of Inflation
Chapter: [21.03] Measures of Inflation
[2]6.4

What are the main objectives of Public Distribution System?

Concept: Objectives of Public Distribution System
Chapter: [22.03] Objectives of Public Distribution system
[2]6.5

Answer the following :

Explain any two benefits of Public Distribution System in India.

Concept: Progress of Public Distribution System
Chapter: [22.07] Progress of Public Distribution system
[4]7 | Answer any one of the following questions in five or six sentences:
[4]7.1

What are the causes of decrease in supply of goods and services?

Concept: Drawbacks of Public Distribution System
Chapter: [22.06] Drawbacks of Public Distribution system
[4]7.2

What are the most common business malpractices?

Concept: Consumer Protection - Rights and Duties of Cunsumer, Food Adulteration
Chapter: [22.05] Consumer Protection
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