Geography: 2017: CBSE: [Delhi]: Set – III
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Write any two features of rectangular rural settlement pattern in the world.Marks:1
Rectangular rural settlement pattern are usually found in plain areas or wide inter-montane valleys. This pattern has rectangular roads, which cross each other at right angles.
Which state of India has the highest percentage of population below poverty line?Marks:1
Chhattisgarh has the highest percentage of population below poverty line which accounts for 39.93% of the total population of the state.
Which type of roads provides maximum links in India?Marks:1
The rural roads provide maximum links in India which accounts for 61% of the total road network in the country. The length of the rural road network is around 3,337,255 km.
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.
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.
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 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.
“Nature and humans are inseparable elements”. Justify the statement with suitable examples.Marks:3
Nature and human are inseparable. The earth is the home of mankind. It may be in different forms. All types of life supports are provided by nature. They directly depend on nature. Nature and humans are inseparable and should be seen holistically. Physical features are described in metaphors using symbols from the human anatomy. For example, face of earth, nose of glacier, eye of storm, mouth of river, etc.