Saturday, 19 November 2011

CBSE Class VII (7th) Geography -Chapter 9. Life in the Temperate Grasslands -Solved Exercises

Intext Question
Page No.68
Question 1. List names of places where you have observed grass growing, e.g, lawns, cricket field, between cracks of a side walk etc.
Answer. Road side, ground, grazing lands, farms.

Question 2. Velds lie in the Southern hemisphere.When it is summers in velds, what season would it be in the pairies?
Answer. When it is summers in velds, it would be winters in the pairies.

CBSE Class VII (7th) Geography -Chapter 9. Life in the Temperate Grasslands -Solved Exercises
Question 1. Answer the following questions:
Q(i).What are the Temperate Grasslands of North America called?
Answer. Prairies.

Q(ii). What are the cattle farms in the North American grasslands Known as?
Answer. Ranches.

Q(iii). Name the rivers that drain the velds.
Answer. (a) River Orange and (b) River Limpopo.

Q(iv). When is the rainy season in the velds?
Answer. The velds receive rainfall mainly in summer months from November to February.

Q(v) What is the major occupation of the people of the South African grasslands?
Answer. (i) Sheep rearing, (ii) dairy farming and. (iii) mining..

Question 2.Tick the correct answer:
Q(i) River Mississippi drains:
(a Canada. (b) Africa. (c) USA.
Answer: (c) USA.

Q(ii) Drakensberg Moutains bound the:
(a) Praries. (b) Velds. (c) Pampas.
Answer: (b) Velds.

Q(iii) Merino is a species of:
(a) Fish. (b) Elephant. (c) Sheep.
Answer: (c) Sheep.

Q(iv ) Kimberley is the famous for:
(a) Diamonds. (b) Silver. (c) Platinum.
Answer: (a) Diamonds.

Question 3. Match the following:
1Cowboys(a)Iron and Steel
3Kundu(c)Hot and Wind

4Chinook(c)Hot and Wind
5Coal(a)Iron and Steel

Question 4. Explain why:
Q(i). The prairies are known as the 'Granaries of the world".
Answer. Due to the huge surplus of wheat production.

Q(i). Rise of wool industry in the velds.
Answer. Good variety of sheep (merino) is found here whose woll is very warm.

Question 5. Map skills out line map of North America, mark the Rocky moutains, the Great lakes, river Mississippi, river Sackatchewan, the cities-Chicago and Winnipeg.

Additional Questions.
CBSE Class VII (7th) Geography -Chapter 9. Life in the Temperate Grasslands -Solved Exercises 
Q(i). One the basic of climate the world's grassland can be divided into which two categories?
Answer. (i) Temprate grassland. (ii) Tropical grassland.

Q(ii). Distinguish between forest and grassland.
Forest is a place where trees are the main type of vegetation.
Grassland is a region where gases form of deminant type of plant life.

Q(iii). What are Prairies?
Answer:Prairies are the temperate grasslands of North America. It is a region of flat, gently sloping or hilly land covered chiefly by grasses.

Q(iv). Which physical features bound the prairies in the east and west?
Answer: The prairies are bound by the Rocky Moutains in the west and the Great Lakes in the east.

Q(v). Prairies cover which parts of North America?
Answer: Prairies cover parts of United States of America and parts of Canada.

Q(vi). Which river drains the prairies of USA?
Answer: River Mississippi and its tributaries.

Q(vii). Which river drains the Canadian prairies.
Answer: River Saskatchewan and its tributaries.

Q(viiI). Name a hot local wind which blows in prairies.
Answer: Chinook.

Q(ix). Name the trees which grow in prairies.
Answer: Willows, alders and poplars.

Q(x). What are velds?
Answer: The temprate grasslands of South Africa are called the velds. These are rolling plateaus with varying heights ranging from 600 m to 1100 m.

Q(xi). Which physical features lie to the east and west?
Answer: Velds are bound by the Drakensburg moutains on the east and Kalahari desert on its west.

Q(xii). Name the countries that are covered by th velds.
Answer: South Africa, parts of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Q(xiii). Name the animals found in the veld region.
Answer: Lions, leopards, cheetah and kundu.


  1. Good Work
    But some you haven't done.

  2. Merino is a species of:
    (a) Fish. (b) Elephant. (c) Sheep.
    Answer: (b) Elephant.
    i think .... here is a mistake ... right answer is ( sheep )

    1. merino is a species of sheep,it is a special breed which gives you very soft wool !

  3. is helpful to complete notes:)