Geography: 2016: CBSE: [Delhi]: Set – I
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Why is the age structure considered an important indicator of population composition? Give one reason.Marks:1
Age-structurerepresents the number of different age- group and helps in planning process and estimates futurepopulation.
“Leading a long and healthy life is an important aspect of human development.” Give an argument to support the statement.Marks:1
People are central to all development under the concept of human development. The basic goal of human development is to create conditions where people can live meaningful lives. A meaningful life is not just a long one. It must be a life with some purpose. This means that people must be healthy, be able to develop their talents, participate in society and be free to achieve their goals.
“Agri-business farms are mechanized and large in size.” Examine the statement.Marks:1
Since Agri-business farms are commercial in nature that is why they arelarge and mechanized e.g. Tea-estate, Coffee- estates etc.
Examine the functioning of World Trade Organisation (WTO).Marks:1
World Trade Organisation (WTO) sets the rules for global trading system and resolves disputes between its member nations.
Name the state of India with highest literacy rate as per 2011 census.Marks:1
According to the 2011 census, Kerala has the highest literacy rate (93.91) among Indian states.
Which major sea port on the eastern coast of India has a land locked harbour?Marks:1
Vishakhapatnam Sea-port on the eastern coast of India has a land locked harbor.
Name the state of India with largest area.Marks:1
Rajasthan (342239 sq km) has the largest area.
“The nature and human beings are so intricately intertwined that they can’t be separated.” Substantiate the statement.Marks:3
Nature and human are inseparable elements and should be seen holistically. There is a mutual interaction between human and nature. Both physical and human phenomena are described in metaphors using symbols from the human anatomy. We often talk of the ‘face’ of the earth, ‘eye’ of the storm, ‘mouth’ of the river, ‘snout’ (nose) of the glacier, ‘neck’ of the isthmus and ‘profile’ of the soil.
While physical environment has been greatly modified by human beings, it has also, in turn, impacted human lives. Human beings interact with their physical environment with the help of technology. Human beings were able to develop technology after they developed better understanding of natural laws. Knowledge about nature is extremely important to develop technology and technology loosens the shackles of environment on human beings. There is a continuous ‘naturalisation of humans’ and ‘humanisation of nature’.
Study the diagram given below and answer the questions that follow
Rural Settlement Pattern
(1) Identify and name the pattern of rural settlement.
(2) In which area do we find such rural settlement patterns?
(3) Give one characteristic feature of this type of settlement pattern.Marks:3
(1.) The rural pattern shown in the diagram is star like pattern.
(2) Star like rural settlements pattern are found in the countrysides of North-West Europe, plains of Yangtze Kiang, Punjab province of Pakistan and the Sutlej-Yamuna plains.
(3) Where several roads converge, star shaped settlements develop by the houses built along the roads.
Note: The following questions are for the Visually Impaired Candidates only in lieu of Q.No.9.
(1) Define the term ‘human settlement’.
(2) In which areas of the world do we find linear rural settlement pattern?
(3) Give one important characteristic of ‘Dispersed Rural Settlements’.Marks:3
(1) A human settlement is defined as a place inhabited more or less permanently.
(2) Linear rural settlement pattern are located along a road, railway line, river, canal edge of a valley or along a levee. Such settlements are found in the Middle Himalayas, Alps, Rockies, Andes, Pyrenees, Pamir, Hindukush, Zagros, and along the roads in the plains of Ganga-Yamuna.
(3) In dispersed rural settlements, houses are spaced far apart and often interspersed with fields. A cultural feature such as a place of worship or a market, binds the settlement together.