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Answer the following questions:

Why do the ports in the eastern coast of Canada freeze in winter?

[0.05] Ocean Currents
Chapter: [0.05] Ocean Currents
Concept: Ocean Currents

Examine the statements and correct the
incorrect ones.

(A) Mining is not a type of land use.

(B) There are factories in the Central
Business District.

(C) In urban areas, the largest area is used
for residential purposes.

(D) The village attendant issues the 7/12
extract.

(E) In rural areas residential areas occupy
large tracts.

(F) Extract 7 indicates Record of Rights.

(G) Extract 12 indicates change in
ownership.

[0.06] Land Use
Chapter: [0.06] Land Use
Concept: Land Use

Examine the following statement and correct the incorrect one.

The quality of the population is determined on the basis of literacy.

[0.07] Population
Chapter: [0.07] Population
Concept: Distribution of Population

What are the problems in areas of high population densities? 

[0.07] Population
Chapter: [0.07] Population
Concept: Distribution of Population

What are the problems in areas of low population densities? 

[0.07] Population
Chapter: [0.07] Population
Concept: Distribution of Population

Give Geographical Reason.

Productive population is an important group.

[0.07] Population
Chapter: [0.07] Population
Concept: Distribution of Population

Mark ✓ in the box next to the right alternative

Which factor amongst those mentioned below does not directly impact industrial development ? 

[0.08] Industries
Chapter: [0.08] Industries
Concept: Factors Affecting the Location of an Industry

Mark ✓ in the box next to the right alternative

An amount of 2% of the profits have to be utilized for which purpose by industries ? 

[0.08] Industries
Chapter: [0.08] Industries
Concept: Factors Affecting the Location of an Industry

Write detailed answer to the following question.

Considering India’s population, the development of industries is a good solution to the problem of unemployment  Explain.

[0.08] Industries
Chapter: [0.08] Industries
Concept: Factors Affecting the Location of an Industry

Prepare a flow chart for the following statement

Essential factors for the location of any one industry. 

[0.08] Industries
Chapter: [0.08] Industries
Concept: Factors Affecting the Location of an Industry

After studying the picture have a discussion in the class and answer the following questions. 

  1.  Why is the painter holding the pencil in his hand in a particular way? 
  2.  How can the scene of this large landscape be depicted on paper?
  3.  How is it possible to view all the countries of the world on one map?
  4.  What is common to both these pictures? 
[0.09] Map Scale
Chapter: [0.09] Map Scale
Concept: Map Scale

The actual distance between the two villages of Sahil and Minal is 50 km. The distance between the villages of Minal and Pragnya is 20 km and between Sahil and Praghya’s villages is 60 km. Figure given below shows the location of these villages on a map. The scale of the map is 1 cm = 10 km. Measure the distances on the map and find out which village belongs to whom? Note the names and the distances.

[0.09] Map Scale
Chapter: [0.09] Map Scale
Concept: Map Scale

Choose the correct word  given below and complete the sentence:

The _______________ of air is dependent on the temperature of air.

[0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Chapter: [0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Concept: Change of State of Matter > Concept of Evaporation

Tick ✓ the correct options in the box 

Which seismic waves can travel through liquid medium? 

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: The Composition of the Earth’s Interior

Choose the correct word given below and complete the sentence:

The amount of vapour in 1 cu.m. of air shows the _____________.

[0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Chapter: [0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Concept: Change of State of Matter > Concept of Evaporation

Answer the following question: 

Why is the air in a region dry?

[0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Chapter: [0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Concept: Change of State of Matter > Concept of Evaporation

Answer the following question:

How is humidity measured?

[0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Chapter: [0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Concept: Change of State of Matter > Concept of Evaporation

Give geographical reason:

Air becomes saturated.

[0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Chapter: [0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Concept: Change of State of Matter > Concept of Evaporation

Give geographical reasons:

The continental shelf is a paradise for fishing activity.

[0.04] Structure of Ocean Floor
Chapter: [0.04] Structure of Ocean Floor
Concept: The Relief of Ocean Floor

Give geographical reasons:

Some marine islands are actually the peaks of sea mountains.

[0.04] Structure of Ocean Floor
Chapter: [0.04] Structure of Ocean Floor
Concept: The Relief of Ocean Floor
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