Sunday 19 June 2011

Our Country India : Lesson 7 NCERT Class VI (6th) Geography Exercises

 Exercise Solutions :: Questions and Answers.

1.Question. Answer the following questions briefly.
(a) Name the  major physical divisions of India.
Answer.  The  major physical divisions of India are:
(a) Great mountains of the North Himalayas.
(b) North India plains.
(c) Peninsula Plateau.
(d) Coastal Plains.
(e) Islands.
Arabian sea in the west, Bay of Bengal in the east and Indian Ocean in the south wash the shores of the Indian  Peninsula.

(b) India shares its land boundaries with seven  countries. Name them.
 Answer. The seven countries are:
  1. Afghanistan.
  2. Pakistan.
  3. China.
  4. Nepal.
  5. Bhutan
  6. Myanmar.
  7. Bangladesh.
Contries North-West of India :
  • Afghanistan: in north_west.
  • Pakistan: in north-west.  
Countries North of India :
  • China
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
 Countries East of India :
  1. Myanmar
  2. Bangladesh

(c) Which two major rivers fall into the Arabian sea?
Answer.  The two major rivers fall into the Arabian sea are:
(1) Narmada. (2) Tapi.

(d) Name the delta formed by the Ganga and Brhamputra.
Answer. Sunder bans, in west Bangal, is the delta  formed by the Ganga and Brhamputra.

(e) How many states and Union Territories are there India? Which states  have a common capital?
Answer. There are 28 states and 7 Union territories in India.
Punjab and Haryana have a common capital (Chandigarh).

(f) Why do a large  number of people live in the Northern Plains?
Answer.The Northern plains are generally level and flat and formed by the  alluvial deposits brought down by the rivers Indus, Ganga and the Brahmaputra and their tributaries. It is a fertile  land and  that is why, large number of people live the Northern plains.

(g) Why is the Lakshadweep know as a coral island?
Answer.Lakshadweep island lie in the Arabian sea. They are formed of coral deposits.Coral polyps are short lived microscopic organisms, Which live in large groups in shallow.mud free and warm water. The islands lie opposite  the coast of Kerla. in the Arabian sea.

2.Question. Tick the correct answer.
(a) The Southern most Himalayas are Know as
(i) Shiwaliks. (ii) Himadari. (iii) Himachal.
Answer. Shiwaliks.

(b) Sahyadris is also Known as
(i) Aravali.  (ii) Western ghats. (iii) Himadri.
Answer.     (ii) Western ghats.

(c) The Palk  strait  lies between the countries
(i) Sri Lanka and Maldives. (ii) India and Sri Lanka. (iii) India and Maldives.
Answer.   (ii) India and Sri Lanka.

(d) The Indian islands  in the Arabian sea  are Known as
(i) Andaman and Nicobar islands. (ii) Lakshadweep  Island.  (iii) Maldives.
Answer.(ii) Lakshadweep Island. 

(e) The oldest mountain range in India is
(i) Aravali hills.  (ii) Western ghats. (iii) Himalayas.
Answer. (i) Aravali hills.

3.Question.Fill in the blanks.
(a) India has an area of about 3.28 million sq. kms.
(b) The Greatest Himalayas are also known as Himadari.
(c) The largest state in India  in terms of  area is Rajasthan.
(d) The river  Narmada falls into the Arabian sea.
(e) The latitude that runs almost halfway through India is Tropic of Cancer.

Our Country India: Lesson 7 NCERT Class VI (6th) Geography (Social Studies)  Exercises


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