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1. Answer the following questions. (i) Which are the two main climatic factors responsible for soil formation? Ans. Temperature and rainfall are the two main climatic factors responsible for soil formation. (ii) Write any two reasons for land degradation today. Ans. Deforestation and the indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers inRead More →

Answer the following questions. 1. Why are resources unequally distributed all over the earth? Ans. Distribution of resources depends upon number of physical factors like geographical terrain, landscape, altitude and climate. And because these factors differ so much from region to region that is why resources are also unequally found onRead More →

1. Answer the following questions. (i) What are the Temperate Grasslands of North America called? Ans. Prairies. (ii) What are the cattle farms in the North American Grasslands known as? Ans. Ranches. (iii) Name the rivers that drain the Velds. Ans. (a) River Orange and (b) River Limpopo. (iv) When is the rainyRead More →

1. Answer the following questions. (i) Name the continent in which the Amazon Basin is located? Ans. The continent in which the Amazon Basin is located is South America. (ii) What are the crops grown by the people of the Amazon Basin. Ans. Crops grown by the people of the Amazon BasinRead More →

1. Answer the following questions. (i) What are the four means of transport? Ans. Roadways, Railways, Waterways & Airways. (ii) What do you understand by the term ‘settlement’? Ans. Settlements are places where people built their homes. (iii) Which are the activities practiced by the rural people? Ans. Activities practiced by the ruralRead More →

1. Answer the following questions. (i) Which are the two factors on which the growth of vegetation mostly depends? Ans. Two factors on which the growth of vegetation depend are : (i) temperature and (ii) moisture. (ii) Which are the three broad categories of natural vegetation? Ans. They are :- Forest GrasslandRead More →