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Geography and Economics [Shaalaa.com Model Set 1]
Marks: 40Academic Year: 2019-2020
Date: March 2020

1) All the activities/questions are compulsory.
2) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
3) Use of stencil is allowed for drawing map
4) Draw neat diagrams and sketches wherever necessary
5) Answers should be written in Black and Blue ink only.
6) Use of pencil/colour pencil is allowed for diagrams, sketches and map work.
7) Answers written in pencils will not be considered.


[4]1 | Multiple Choice Questions
[1]1.1

Select the correct option and rewrite the sentence:

In areas which receive less than 500 mm of rainfall, ---------------- forests
are found

Thorny and bushy

Evergreen

Deciduous

Semi-evergreen

Concept: Concept of Climate
Chapter: [0.04] Climate
[1]1.2

According to Census 2011, the average population density of India is ----------------------persons per sq.km.

327

342

382

387

Concept: Population in India
Chapter: [0.06] Population
[1]1.3

Choose the correct options :

In North-eastern part of Brazil, which types of settlements are found?

Nucleated

Linear

Dispersed

star-shaped

Concept: Examples of Settlement Patterns in Brazil
Chapter: [0.07] Human Settlements
[1]1.4

Brazil’s economy is also of ---------------- type like that of India.

Developed

Mixed

Undeveloped

Capitalistic

Concept: Economic Activties in Brazil and India
Chapter: [0.08] Economy and Occupations
[4]2

Match the columns :

a) Evergreen Forests (i) Sundar trees
b) Deciduous Frests (ii) Pine
c) Coastal Forests (iii) Pau Brasil
d) Himalayan Forests (iv) Khejadi
e) Thorny and bush-type vegetation (v) Teak
  (vi) Orchid
  (vii) Sal
Concept: India Wildlife
Chapter: [0.05] Natural Vegetation and Wildlife
[4]3 | Answer in Sentence (Attempt Any Four)
[1]3.1

In which part of India are three crops grown in a year? How is this related to the rainfall over there?

Concept: Seasons of India
Chapter: [0.04] Climate
[1]3.2

How is the population in India distributed?

Concept: Population in India
Chapter: [0.06] Population
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[1]3.3

Who established the early settlements in Brazil?

Concept: Examples of Settlement Patterns in Brazil
Chapter: [0.07] Human Settlements
[1]3.4

Between India and Brazil, whose per capita income is less?

Concept: Economic Activties in Brazil and India
Chapter: [0.08] Economy and Occupations
[1]3.5

Give two examples of natural resources.

Concept: Identification of Physical Divisions
Chapter: [10.01] Identification of Physical divisions
[8]4
[4]4.1

Observe the two satellite images given below. Describe the settlements with respect to physiography. Considering the physiography, where could these settllements be located? Find out their settlement pattern and limitations with respect to their future growth.

Concept: Examples of Settlement Patterns in India
Chapter: [0.07] Human Settlements
[4]4.2

Observe the following graphs and answer the questions given below them:

(1) What do the above graphs show?

(2) Which country has highest male population?

(3) Which country has highest female population?

(4) Which country has rapid increase in female population after 2001?

(5) What was the female population in India in 1961?

(6) Which country has more than 1000 female population?

Concept: Populaton Composition - Sex Ratio
Chapter: [0.06] Population
[6]5 | Attempt Any Two
[3]5.1

Give geographical reasons.
It is important to manage the waste generated during the field visits.

Concept: Field Visit
Chapter: [0.01] Field Visit
[3]5.2

Write geographical reason.

As compared to Amazon, pollution in river Ganga will affect human life greatly.

Concept: Drainage of Brazil - Amazon Basin
Chapter: [0.03] Physiography and Drainage
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[3]5.3

Give geographical reason
 The northern part of Brazil is covered by dense forests.

Concept: Brazil Vegetation
Chapter: [0.05] Natural Vegetation and Wildlife
[3]5.4

Give geographical reason.

We rely on the sea route for international trade.

Concept: Tourism - Tourism in Brazil
Chapter: [0.09] Tourism, Transport and Communication
[6]6
[3]6.1

Prepare a multiple bar graph and write the answers.

                                 Average Life of India and Brazil (Year)

Average Life
expectancy
Country/Year 1990 2000 2010 2016
  India 58 63 67 68
  Brazil 65 70 73 75

i) What was the average life expectancy in India in 2010?
ii) In which decade is the increase in life expectancy of both the countries same?
iii) What conclusions can you draw after reading the graph of life expectancy in
both countries?

Concept: Name of the Country : Republic of India
Chapter: [0.02] Location and Extent
OR
[3]6.2

On the basis of Fig , answer the following questions:

(a) In which direction do the Aravalis lie ?
(b)  Aravali ranges act as a water divide
between which rivers?
(c)  Name the hills located on the plateaus to
the eat of Aravalis.
(d) Across which states has the Deccan Plateau
spread?

(e) Which hill ranges lie to to the west of the
Deccan Plateau?
(f)  Enumerate the characteristics of the
Western Ghats.
(g)  Compare the Eastern and the Western
Ghats.
(h)  Why are the Western Ghats called a water
divide?

Concept: Physiography - Physiography of India
Chapter: [0.03] Physiography and Drainage
[8]7 | Answer in detail (Attempt Any Two)
[4]7.1

Answer the following question in detail:

How are Brazil and India different from each other in terms of location?

Concept: Historical Background: India
Chapter: [0.02] Location and Extent
[4]7.2

Answer the following question in detail:

Write the factors affecting climate of Brazil.

Concept: Climate of Brazil
Chapter: [0.04] Climate
[4]7.3

Which type of occupations gives a boost to the development of a country’s economy?

Concept: Economic Activties in Brazil and India
Chapter: [0.08] Economy and Occupations
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[4]7.4

Write notes on.
 Modern means of communication

Concept: Communication in India
Chapter: [0.09] Tourism, Transport and Communication

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