Geography: 2017: CBSE: [All India]: Set – II
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What are the two types of intensive subsistence agriculture?Marks:1
Intensive subsistence agriculture are classified based on two different types of cultivation such as –
1. Intensive subsistence agriculture dominated bywet paddy cultivation.
2. Intensive subsistence agriculture dominated bycrops other than paddy.
Which country has the largest rail network in Africa?Marks:1
South Africa is the country, which has the largest rail network in Africa. The country runs around 31,000 kms of railway track.
Name any two towns of India, initially developed as mining towns.Marks:1
Two towns of India that are initially developed as mining towns are:
1. Jharia mines in Dhanbad district
2. Raniganj in Bardhaman district
How can you help in improving the quality of water in your locality?Marks:1
We can practise rainwater harvesting to improve the quality of water as it dilutes the contaminants like fluoride and nitrates.
Classify minerals on the basis of chemical and physical properties.Marks:1
On the basis of chemical and physical properties minerals can be divided into metallic and non-metallic minerals.
Examine the twin environmental problems that have emerged in the Indira Gandhi Canal Command Area.Marks:1
Water logging and soil salinity are the problems that have emerged in the Indira Gandhi Canal Command Area.
Why is West Asia the least developed in rail facilities? Explain on reason.Marks:1
West Asia is least developed in rail facilities because of vast deserts and sparsely populated regions.
There is no consensus on what exactly defines a village or a town. Analyse the statement by using different criteria.Marks:3
Population size is generally small in rural areas and large in urban areas. But, this is not true universally as there are many villages Western Europe and United States that are hugely populated.
Primary activities like agriculture are generally pursued in villages. But many people in developed countries prefer to live in villages even though they work in cities.
Describe any three characteristics of agro-based industries in the world.Marks:3
Agriculture and industry both are miles apart from each other but there are certain industries which are dependent on agriculture and these types of industries are called agro-based industries. An Agro-based industry refers to those industries that are developed based on the agricultural raw materials.
The significant features of this industry are:
1. It involves the processing of raw materials from thefield and farm into finished products.
2. Major Agro processing industries are food processing,sugar, pickles, fruit juice, beverages, spices, and vegetable oil.
3. The textile industry is one of the examples because whether its cotton, silk, jute, and woolen.All have some element of agriculture in it and therefore textile can be called as an agro-based industry.
Nature provides opportunities and human make use of these and slowly nature gets humanized and starts bearing the imprints of human endeavour. Justify the statement.Marks:3
We have been able to develop technology after under understanding the natural laws. Man discovered fire after understanding the concept of fire. He invented aeroplane after understanding the laws of aerodynamics. We have conquered many diseases after understanding the secrets of DNA and genetics.