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Question Paper Solutions - Geography and Economics 2015 - 2016 SSC (English Medium) Board Exam

SubjectGeography and Economics
Year2015 - 2016 (March)

Marks: 40
[6]1
[3]1.1 | Complete the following statements by choosing the appropriate alternatives from those given in the brackets and rewrite the sentence in your answer book:
[1]1.1.1

Area wise, _________________is the largest state.
(Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan)

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

Punjab and Haryana plain is the leading producer of ____________________.
(bajra, wheat, oil-seeds, sugarcane)

Chapter: [3.02] Western Plains
Concept: Concept of Western Plains
[1]1.1.3

The highest peak in the Western Ghats is___________________.

(Anaimudi, Dodabetta, Annamalai)

Chapter: [5.02] Eastern Ghats
Concept: Concept on Eastern Ghats
[3]1.2

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

Column ‘A’Column ‘B’
(1) Babul(a) Religious town
(2) Varanasi(b) Famous hill station
(3) Mahabaleshwar(c) Best fodder
 (d) IT hubs
Chapter: [1.01] Identification of Physical divisions
Concept: Identification of Physical Divisions
[8]2
[4]2.1 | Give geographical reasons for the following statements (any two):
[2]2.1.1

Regionalisation is very essential.

Chapter: [10.01] Introduction of an Economy
Concept: Concept of Economy
[2]2.1.2

Most of the Himalayan rivers are perennial in nature.

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

Rajasthan desert is the most populated desert in the world

Chapter: [3.01] Deserts
Concept: Concept on Deserts
[2]2.1.4

Mining activities are well developed on the Chota Nagpur Plateau

Chapter: [4.03] Maharashtra Plateau
Concept: Concept for Maharashtra Plateau
[4]2.2 | Write a short note on (any two):
[2]2.2.1

Industries in the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands

Chapter: [7.01] Western Islands
Concept: Indian Islands - Western Islands
[2]2.2.2

Transportation in Ganga Plain (Central)

Chapter: [3.03] Central Plains
Concept: Concept on Central Plains
[2]2.2.3

The Western Himalayas

Chapter: [2.01] Himalayas
Concept: Concept on Himalayas
[6]3
[2]3.1

With the help of given statistical data prepare a simple bar graph:

                       India: Population

Years Population (in crores)
1971 55
1981 68
1991 85
2001 103
2011 121 (Provisional)
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) Name the states in the Peninsular Plateau.
(2) Name the Ghats to the coasts.
(3) Which plain lie in the state of Assam?
(4) Name the islands to the Bay of Bengal.

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

Describe the industrial development of Punjab –Haryana Plain.

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

Write in detail about the natural vegetation and animals of Peninsular (Deccan) Plateau.

Chapter: [4.05] Telangana Plateau
Concept: Concept for Telangana Plateau
[4]4.3

What are the factors that make the Western Ghats and Western Coast the favoured destination of tourists?

Chapter: [5.01] Sahyadries
Concept: Concept on Sahyadries
[2]5 | Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct alternatives from those given in the brackets:
[1]5.1

Tertiary sector is also known as _____________ sector.
(agriculture, industrial, service)

Chapter: [10.01] Introduction of an Economy
Concept: Concept of Economy
[1]5.2

The main motive producer is to maximise profit in ______________ economy.

(socialist, capitalist, mixed)

Chapter: [10.01] Introduction of an Economy
Concept: Concept of Economy
[6]6 | Answer the following questions in one or two sentences each (any three):
[2]6.1

Explain the problem of ‘for whom to produce’?

Chapter: [11.01] Problems
Concept: Problems- for Whom to Produce
[2]6.2

What is meant by ‘Cash Reserve Ratio’?

Chapter: [12.04] Measures of Inflation
Concept: Measures of Inflation
[2]6.3

What is meant by ‘Deficit Financing’?

Chapter: [12.02] Causes of inflation
Concept: Causes of Inflation
[2]6.4

What is meant by Food adulteration?

Chapter: [13.02] Public Distribution system - meaning and explanation
Concept: Public Distribution System - Meaning and Explanation
[2]6.5

What are the main objectives of Public Distribution System?

Chapter: [13.03] Objectives of Public Distribution system
Concept: Objectives of Public Distribution System
[4]7 | Answer any one of the following questions in five or six sentences:
[4]7.1

Explain the rights of consumers.

Chapter: [13.07] Consumer Protection
Concept: Consumer Protection - Rights and Duties of Cunsumer, Food Adulteration
[4]7.2

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
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