17 September, 2018

Class X: More Questions for Practice

CHAPTER 1 - RESOURCE AND DEVELOPMENT

Very Short Answer Questions: 7 x 1 = 07
Q1. What is a Fallow Land?
Q2. What is Sub Soil?
Q3. Define Marginal Land.
Q4. Which term is used to identify the old and new alluvial respectively?
Q5. How much percentage of forest area should be there in the country according to the National Forest Policy?
Q6. Which type of soil develops due to high temperature and evaporation?
Q7. What is Leaching?

Short Answer Questions: 6 x 3 = 18
Q8. What steps can be taken to control soil erosion in hilly areas?
Q9. When and why was the Rio-de-Janeiro Earth Summit held?
Q10. "Net Sown Area varies from place to place". Why?
Q11. Distinguish between potential resources and stock with the help of examples.
Q12. Write any three problems associated with the indiscriminate use of resources by the human beings.
Q13. Distinguish between resources on the basis of Exhaustibility of Resources.

Large Answer Questions: 5 x 5 = 25
Q14. Explain land use pattern in India and why the land under forest has not increased much since 1960-61.
Q15. How have technological and economic development led to more consumption of resources?
Q16. What are the steps involved in the complex process of resource planning? Why is resource planning important in the context of a country like India?
Q17. What does the term "Land Degradation" mean? Which human activities have contributed significantly in land degradation? Suggest measures to solve the problem of land degradation.
Q18. Define any five major characteristics of "Arid Soil".

 

CHAPTER 3 - WATER RESOURCE

Very Short Answer Questions: 7 x 1 = 07
Q1. Which river is known as "River of Sorrow"?
Q2. In the eleventh century which was the largest artificial lake built?
Q3. Name the king (Sultan) who built the tank in Hauz Khas, Delhi for supplying water to Siri Fort area.
Q4. What is the major source of freshwater in India?
Q5. On which river Koyna Dam is built?
Q6. What is the rank of India in the world in term of availability of water per person per annum?
Q7. Globally, how much amount of precipitation is received by India?

Short Answer Questions: 6 x 3 = 18
Q8. What are the objectives of rainwater harvesting? State any three.
Q9. What are the ill-effects of irrigation? How is it responsible for transforming social landscape?
Q10. Why is conservation and management of water resources important? Give any three reasons.
Q11. Mention three major sources if irrigation in India. Which source of irrigation is most popular in southern India and why?
Q12. Highlight any three key features of the Narmada Bachao Andolan.
Q13. State any three examples (other than roof top rainwater harvesting) of traditional water harvesting system prevalent in various parts of India.

Large Answer Questions: 5 x 5 = 25
Q14. Multipurpose river projects are referred as the "Temples of modern India". Elucidate.
Q15. What is water scarcity? Give any four reasons to specify why there is scarcity of water across the globe?
Q16. What are interstate water disputes? Why are such issues raised? Give any three examples of interstate water disputes.
Q17. In the recent years, multipurpose river dam projects and large dams have come under great scrutiny and opposition. Explain.
Q18. Usage of tankas is very common in Rajasthan. Mention some of the features of these 'tankas' built in the houses of Bikaner and Phalodi.

 

CHAPTER 4 – AGRICULTURE

Very Short Answer Questions: 7 x 1 = 07
Q1. What is Bhoodan – Gramdan movement?
Q2. Name any two beverage crops produced in India.
Q3. Mention different names by which slash and burn type of farming is known in India along with the name of the states.
Q4. In the states like Assam, Odisha and West Bengal, three crops of paddy are grown, name the crops.
Q5. Name the major maize producing states in India.
Q6. Which type of crop is known as "Leguminous Crop"?
Q7. In the first five year plan the main focus was on what?

Short Answer Questions: 6 x 3 = 18
Q8. Mention the factors which have influenced the change in the methods of cultivation.
Q9. What are coarse grains? Describe their characteristics.
Q10. Describe the geographical conditions, and major sugarcane producing states of India.
Q11. Distinguish between Rabi and Kharif season.
Q12. Mention any three geographical conditions required for the growth of Wheat in India.
Q13. Distinguish between subsistence farming and commercial farming.

Large Answer Questions: 5 x 5 = 25
Q14. What is plantation agriculture? Write its four characteristics.
Q15. Name any two fiber crops produced in India. Describe any two geographical conditions required for the growth of each crop.
Q16. Explain the challenges faced by Indian agriculture.
Q17.Mention important technological and institutional reforms introduced in India after independence in the 1960s and 1970s.
Q18. What is Horticulture? Name the fruits grown in India. Mention the name of states also.

 

MAP WORK (OUTLINE POLITICAL MAP OF INDIA)

Chapter 1: Resources and Development
Identification only: Major Soil Types.

Chapter 3: Water Resources
Dams Locating and Labeling:
(a) Salal
(b) Bhakra Nangal
(c) Tehri
(d) Rana Pratap Sagar
(e) Sardar Sarovar
(f) Hirakud
(g) Nagarjuna Sagar
(h) Tungabhadra. (Along with rivers)

Chapter 4: Agriculture
Identification only
(a) Major areas of Rice and Wheat.
(b) Largest / Major producer states of Sugarcane; Tea; Coffee; Rubber; Cotton and Jute.

 

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