Geography: 2017: CBSE: [Delhi]: Set – I
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Which are the two major types of settlements according to their shape found in the world?Marks:1
The two major types of settlements according to their shape are:
(i) Compact Settlement, and
(ii) Dispersed Settlement
Name the state of India having the least share of population according to the Census 2011Marks:1
Sikkim has the least share of population according to the Census of 2011.
What is the major function of the National Highways Authority of India?Marks:1
The major function of National Highways Authority of India is to operate, maintain and develop the National Highways.
Why gathering has little chance of becoming important at the global level? Explain one reason.Marks:1
Gathering has little chance of becoming important at the global level because products of gathering cannot compete in the world market as synthetic products are of better quality, available in larger quantities and are lower priced as well.
How is ‘node’ different from ‘link’ in transport system?Marks:1
A ‘node’ is meeting point of two or more routes while a ‘link’ is a road that joins two links.
Classify rainfed farming on the basis of adequacy of soil moisture during cropping season.Marks:1
On the basis of adequacy of soil moisture, rainfed farming can be classified as:
(i) Dry land Farming, and
(ii) Wet land Farming.
“The Volga is one of the most developed inland water-ways in Russia”. Justify.Marks:1
The Volga inland waterway:
(i) Connects various industrial regions of Russia.
(ii) Connects various navigable canals.
Study the map given below carefully and answer the questions that follow:
(a) Identify and name the canal shown in the map.
(b) State any four features of this canal.
Note: The following question is for the Visually Impaired Candidates Only, in lieu ofQ.No. 8.
Explain any three features of the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway.Marks:3
(a) Canal shown in the map is Panama Canal.
(b) Major features of this canal are:
(i) It connects Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
(ii) It has shortened the distance between East and West Coast of USA.
(iii) It has six lock systems.
(iv) It has also given a boost to the economy of Latin America.
Visually Impaired Candidates Only
Ans.Three features of the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway are:
(i) The Great Lakes of North America – Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario are connected by Soo and Welland Canals to form an inland waterway.
(ii) The estuary of St. Lawrence River, along with the Great Lakes forms a unique commercial waterway in the Northern Part of North America.
(iii) All the ports on this route are well equipped with all facilities of ocean ports.
Describe any three features of Konkan Railway.Marks:3
Main features of Konkan Railway are:
(i) It is 760 km long and crosses 146 rivers, approximately 2000 bridges and 91 tunnels.
(ii) Asia’s largest tunnel lies in this route.
(iii) It connects Roha in Maharashtra to Mangalore in Karnataka.
Study the given diagram carefully and answer the questions that follow:
(a) Which land use category has shown the highest increasing trend? What percentage in reporting area has increased in that category, during the given period?
(b) Explain any two reasons responsible for the increasing trend in that category.
Note: The following question is for the Visually Impaired Candidates Only in lieu of Q. No. 10:
Which land use category has shown the highest increasing trend in India? Explain any two reasons responsible for this increasing trend.Marks:3
a. Area under Non-agricultural uses has the highest increasing trendin land use. It is 80%.
b. Reasons responsible for increasing trend in this category are:
(i) Changing structure of Indian Economy.
(ii) It is expanding at the expense of waste lands and agricultural lands.
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Highest increasing trend in land use is seen in area under non-agricultural uses. The main reasons responsible for this increasing trend are:
(i) Expansion of industrial and service sectors.
(ii) Expansion of related infrastructural facilities.