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Question Paper Solutions - Geography and Economics 2014 - 2015 SSC (English Medium) Board Exam

SubjectGeography and Economics
Year2014 - 2015 (March)

Marks: 40
[6]1
[3]1.1 | Choose the correct alternatives from the brackets
[1]1.1.1

Area wise India is the _________________ largest country in the world.
(fifth, sixth, seventh)

Chapter: [1.01] Identification of Physical divisions
Concept: Identification of Physical Divisions
[1]1.1.2

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

Chapter: [3.01] Deserts
Concept: Concept on 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)

Chapter: [7.01] Western Islands
Concept: Indian Islands - 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
Chapter: [4.02] Chhotta Nagpur Plateau
Concept: Concept for 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.

Chapter: [1.01] Identification of Physical divisions
Concept: Identification of Physical Divisions
[2]2.1.2

Himalayas determine climatic conditions of India.

Chapter: [2.01] Himalayas
Concept: Concept on Himalayas
[2]2.1.3

Lakshadweep is known as a tourist attraction.

Chapter: [7.01] Western Islands
Concept: Indian Islands - Western Islands
[2]2.1.4

North Indian Mountains are homelands to many tribes.

Chapter: [2.02] Associated mountains
Concept: Concept of Associated Mountains
[4]2.2 | Write a short note on (any two):
[2]2.2.1

Devbhoomi (Uttarakhand)

Chapter: [2.01] Himalayas
Concept: Concept on Himalayas
[2]2.2.2

Natural vegetation and animals in Western Ghats

Chapter: [5.01] Sahyadries
Concept: Concept on Sahyadries
[2]2.2.3

The Malabar Coast

Chapter: [5.01] Sahyadries
Concept: Concept on 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
Chapter: [9.01] One dimensional diagrams
Concept: Concept on 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.

Chapter: [8.01] Cartography
Concept: Concept on 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

Chapter: [8.01] Cartography
Concept: Concept on Cartography
[8]4 | Answer the following questions in detail (any two):
[4]4.1

Explain the climatic characteristics of Punjab –Haryana Plain.

Chapter: [3.02] Western Plains
Concept: Concept of Western Plains
[4]4.2

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

Chapter: [2.02] Associated mountains
Concept: Concept of Associated Mountains
[4]4.3

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

Chapter: [4.01] Malwa Plateau
Concept: Concept on Malwa Plateau
[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)

Chapter: [11.01] Problems
Concept: Problem - How Much to Produce
[1]5.2

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

Chapter: [13.02] Public Distribution system - meaning and explanation
Concept: 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.

Chapter: [1.01] Identification of Physical divisions
Concept: Identification of Physical Divisions
[2]6.2

Define the term ‘inflation’.

Chapter: [12.01] Introduction
Concept: Concept for Introduction of Inflation
[2]6.3

What is meant by ‘Cash Reserve Ratio’?

Chapter: [12.04] Measures of Inflation
Concept: Measures of Inflation
[2]6.4

What are the main objectives of Public Distribution System?

Chapter: [13.03] Objectives of Public Distribution system
Concept: Objectives of Public Distribution System
[2]6.5

Explain any two benefits of Public Distribution System in India.

Chapter: [13.04] Progress of Public Distribution system
Concept: 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?

Chapter: [13.05] Drawbacks of Public Distribution system
Concept: Drawbacks of Public Distribution System
[4]7.2

What are the most common business malpractices?

Chapter: [13.07] Consumer Protection
Concept: Consumer Protection - Rights and Duties of Cunsumer, Food Adulteration
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